Introduction to the Dorset Football League

The Dorset Football League was formed for the 2009/2010 season and is affiliated to Dorset County Football Association.

As a very active League we run a Senior League and five additional Adult divisions. We also run an under 18 league and a Veteran League each split to consist of two divisions.

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Documents for 2021/2022 Season

Click here to open and download the 2021/2022 DFL Player Registration Form

DFL Substitutes - Rule Clarification
  • Rule 19(F) A Club may at its discretion and in accordance with the Laws of the Game use substitute Players in any Competition Match.
  • A Club may name up to 5 substitute Players of whom not more than 5 may be used. A Player who has been substituted himself becomes a substitute and may replace a Player at any time subject to the substitution being carried out in accordance with Law 3 of the Laws of Association Football.
  • Therefore, where a Competition does allow return substitutes, a Club may use up to 5 from 5 substitute Players in a Competition Match.
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    Useful Documents


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    Dorset Football League Statement on Covid-19 Non-Fulfillments

    Please click here to ready the full statement

    We have produced two documents to assist Club Secretaries and Players with their use of the Whole Game System for Registations

    Please feel to download and circulate

    Guidance for Club Secretaries

    Guidance for Players

    FA Guidance on Heading in Football for 2021/2022 Season

    Annoucement by the FA on England Accedited Clubs

    Following national consultation with people in the game it’s clear that, after 20 years, the accreditation framework needs to change to create more chances for more players to play

    Click Here for more details

    We understand that current Charter Standard clubs will transfer to the new England Football Accreditation scheme

    Dorset Women's Football League

  • At a S.G.M. of the Dorset Women’s League held on 30th March I am very pleased to announce the Clubs voted unanimously to a switch of governance.
  • As from next season 2021-22 the Dorset Women’s League (Competitive Football) will come under the auspices of the Dorset League.
  • We bid a very warm welcome to the Women’s League in agreeing to join the Dorset Football League set-up and very much look forward to the Ladies continuing to enjoy their football with us.
  • Further details appertaining to everything relating to the Women’s Football League will be published shortly.
  • We are pleased to announce Paul Gibbons has agreed to be the dedicated Secretary to the Women’s League.
  • Geoff. (Chairman, D.F.L.)