Dorset Premier League


Think you could do better ?? Become a Referee

17th November 2017
Think you could do better ?? Become a Referee

Think You Could Do Better.......... Become A Referee ??


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Step 7 to 6 Promotion Criteria 2018 - 2019

26th October 2017
Step 7 to 6 Promotion Criteria 2018 - 2019

Dear Colleague,

Please find attached all 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, although the final placement will be the responsibility of the Association.

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. Therefore, if a club applied last year they may benefit from simply updating last years’ form.

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;



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.

Note: New North West/Essex & East Anglian Step 6 Divisions – Clubs will be aware of the two new divisions at Step 6 from the 2018/19 season. At the time of writing, the membership of the divisions are unknown but the selection of membership will be made by the FA’s Leagues Committee in conjunction with leagues. It is feasible that more than one club per Step 7 league (in the surrounding areas) could be promoted and clubs are encouraged to apply in the usual manner.

All promotion applications and/or queries, along with the supporting documents, should be sent to

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Kind regards


Matt Edkins

National League System Manager
Football Participation & Development Division

The FA Group
Postal Address:
Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London, SW1P 9EQ

Office: +44 (0) 800 169 1863 ext 4540

Mobile: +44 (0) 7970 224 378



WGS Club Discipline Guide

7th October 2017
WGS Club Discipline Guide



Dear Colleagues,

As we’ve had a few issues recently with new club secretaries being caught out when it comes to dealing with discipline through Whole Game System, I thought it would it would be useful to put together a guide to using WGS, in as simple terms as possible.

If there’s anything you don’t understand, please feel free to ask!

Kind regards,



Alex Rush-Fear | Disciplinary Administrator





Dorset County FA, Blandford Close, Hamworthy, Poole, BH15 4BF

T: 01202 688271 M: 07908 647049

Registered in England. Company Number: 3721546


Please CLICK HERE for guide.

FA Discipline Handbook 2017 - 2018

6th October 2017
FA Discipline Handbook 2017 - 2018

The FA have released the UPDATED FA Discipline Handbook 2017 - 2018


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2017 Grassroots Football Survey

6th October 2017
2017 Grassroots Football Survey

The Football Association has today launched the 2017 Grassroots Football Survey.

The Grassroots Football Survey offers unparalleled insight into the amateur game by providing a platform for those directly involved to give feedback using an online poll. 28,750 and 30,161 people – including; players, coaches, referees, staff and general volunteers – demonstrated a commitment to improving the game at a grassroots level in England by completing the 2015 and 2016 versions of the survey respectively. Kelly Simmons, Director of Participation and Development, said: “Since launching in 2015, the Grassroots Survey has started to become a fixture of the football season at this level. “The past two editions have informed our understanding of the game by providing those that know and understand it best with an opportunity to have their voices heard. “The real and measurable feedback provided in this survey will allow us to continue prioritising and maximising in the areas that really matter, so I would encourage everyone who is directly involved in the game to take part.” Responses in previous years have successfully highlighted areas of particular importance to the grassroots community, including; general satisfaction with County FAs, rating of pitch availability and quality, parent’s opinions as to the standard of football played by their children and receiving updates from The FA and County FAs. It is hoped that this year’s edition will draw in an even greater level of responses, highlight progress made and indicate any remaining challenges in order to deliver open and flexible playing opportunities For All.

The survey should take you approximately 10 minutes to complete.



Visit by Monday 30 October to complete the 2017 Grassroots Football Survey.



For taking part you will be entered into a prize draw to win one of the following prizes:

First Prize - Four Club Wembley tickets to the England v Germany friendly fixture on Friday 10th November 2017 at Wembley Stadium.

Four second prizes - Two general admission tickets each to the England v Germany friendly fixture on Friday 10th November 2017 at Wembley Stadium.