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Barrie Collie - Parley Sports FC

15th March 2017

It is with much sadness that BARRY COLLIE affectionately known as \\\"BAZ\\\", who played for Parley Sports FC in the 70\\\'s & 80\\\'s has passed away after a long illness.

The Funeral will be held at Poole Crematorium on the 20th March 2017 @ 10.00 AM

Helpline for Victims of Abuse in Football

19th January 2017
Helpline for Victims of Abuse in Football

IMPORTANT FA STATEMENT - NSPCC and the FA launch dedicated helpline for victims of abuse in football


Given the serious information that continues to come to light regarding child abuse in football, The FA has commissioned a dedicated NSPCC helpline for adults who were victims of sexual abuse in childhood within the football industry.

The launch of the free, independent helpline follows former footballers Andy Woodward, Steve Walters and Paul Stewart bravely speaking out about the abuse they suffered as young footballers.

Staffed by independent, experienced NSPCC professionals, the helpline will offer support and guidance for adults who were victims of childhood sexual abuse within the game at all levels from grassroots to Premier League and is a safe space for any further whistleblowing.

The helpline will be available 24 hours a day on 0800 023 2642.


DCFA Volunteer Awards

16th November 2016
DCFA Volunteer Awards

The Dorset County FA value all of the outstanding volunteers who make football happen week in and week out throughout the County at all levels.

As such, once again we are seeking to recognise and reward a number of individuals and teams for their outstanding contribution to Dorset Football.

If there is an administrator, coach, player, groundsman, young volunteer, match official, fundraiser, a new innovative project, football club or any other role within your club that has made an outstanding contribution to Dorset Football, then we would like to hear from you.

This year each Dorset FA affiliated club and league are requested to nominate one deserving individual.

 

All nominations will be assessed by a panel, with the winners being invited to the Dorset FA Volunteers Presentation Evening at Bulbury Woods Golf Course on Wednesday 15th February 2017.  

Nomination Form

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS - FRIDAY 9th DECEMBER 2016


The Non League Challenge

7th November 2016
The Non League Challenge

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The Non-League Challenge - Win £10,000

Dear Member Club,
Last season The Non-League Paper was keen to support a fresh campaign that championed the clubs, fans and communities that grace non-league football in England.
Marathonbet’s #NonLeagueChallenge scoured the country for lower-league football’s greatest goal celebration to eventually award National League South side, Wealdstone FC, with a £10,000 prize. This year, teams will again do battle for another £10,000 and a home match against a team of Premier League Legends that’s sure to get fans streaming through the gates.
All you have to do is think up a creative goal celebration, record it on video after scoring in a competitive match and send it to Marathonbet.

The final five shortlisted clubs will be put to the public vote and it takes minimal effort to get involved.

Step 7 to Step 6 Promotion Criteria 2017 - 2018

2nd November 2016
Step 7 to Step 6 Promotion Criteria 2017 - 2018

To:          ALL Step 7 Leagues

Dear Colleague,

Please find attached all of the necessary documentation for the Step 7 to 6 Promotion Application process.

As in previous seasons, The Football Association will manage the promotion process for all clubs seeking promotion from Step 7 to Step 6 of the National League System. The ONLY EXCEPTION will be in cases where Step 6 competitions have Step 7 divisions as part of their Constitution. Promotion in such cases will be in accordance with the Rules of that particular competition.

You may note that the Application Form itself is now an editable PDF. We have decided to make this change in order to make life easier for the clubs as they can save their entries and edit this from season to season, changing only the items where a variation exists.

We would appreciate it if you could forward this to your member clubs as soon as you are able, and to explicitly highlight that all items have to be submitted by the 31 December deadline. The cheque payment is also due by this date and it should have the Club’s name written on the back if from a personal/unrecognisable account.

All promotion applications and/or queries, along with the supporting documents, should be sent to promotions@TheFA.com