Dorset Football Awards 2018

18th January 2018
Dorset Football Awards 2018

Dorset Football Awards 2018

Dorset County FA values everyone's contribution to Football in Dorset and once again we are seeking to recognise and reward a number of individuals and teams for their outstanding contribution to Dorset Football.

We are looking for deserving individuals or clubs who have made an outstanding contribution to Football in Dorset. This could be as a coach, a player, an administrator, a groundsman, a young volunteer or any other role that has made a difference to Football in Dorset.

All nominations will be assessed by a panel, with the winners being invited to the Dorset Football Awards on Friday 27th April 2018 at The Blandford School.

Deadline for nominations is Monday 12th March 2018







FA - New Plans For 2018

9th January 2018
FA - New Plans For 2018

A series of new initiatives and investments to impact the whole of English football.

FA - Sin Bin Survey

28th December 2017
FA - Sin Bin Survey
To:                       All Leagues Participating in Sin Bin Pilot
Copy to:               All County FA’s
We are now 4 months into the sin Bin Pilot and across all 31 Leagues participating in the Pilot the statistics have shown a decrease in dissent by 34%.  Whilst this is a really positive indicator on the success of the pilot, it is also important to consider the impact of sin bins on the enjoyment of the game.
As mentioned in the training however, in addition to the statistical analysis, it is our intention to see the feedback from those participating in the Leagues on the impact of the Sin Bins. I am therefore asking all Leagues to circulate the link below to a survey that will enable us to consider the individual perceptions.
Please could I ask that the Leagues circulate the link below to all League Officers, Clubs and Referees in your League in order to obtain their individual feedback.  Please also ask the Clubs to circulate the survey to all Team Managers and Adult Players for their feedback.

Link for the survey : CLICK HERE

The survey will be open for 3 weeks and will close on Friday 12th January 2018.
You will only be able to take the Survey once.
The results of the survey will then be analysed and considered at appropriate FA meetings in January for consideration on the potential introduction of Sin Bins on a wider scale.
Can I thank you for your assistance in circulating the survey and for your continued support in the pilot.
Wishing you all an enjoyable festive season and New Year.
Kindest Regards
Mark Ives
FA_FORALL_Primary_RGB_SIMark Ives
Head of Judicial Services
The FA Group
Address: Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London, SW1P 9EQ

FA - Lateral Movements 2018 - 2019

10th December 2017
FA - Lateral Movements 2018 - 2019

To:          All Steps 1 to 7 League Secretaries

Dear Colleagues,

Lateral Movements

I am writing to request that all clubs at Steps 2 to 7 are informed of the possibility of lateral movements between leagues at the same Step in the National League System at the end of the current Season.

It would be appreciated therefore if you would send an email to your member clubs advising them of the following information E-MAIL SENT 10/12/2017

(please could you ensure that you also copy me into the email sent to your clubs so I have a record of notification – this is for any potential board of appeal):-

“This email is to remind clubs that it may be necessary at the end of the current Season to consider the lateral movement of clubs between leagues at the various Steps within the National League System.  Whilst it is too early to be more specific at this stage this email is advance warning that this could occur and that your club may be one of the clubs that will be moved.  Owing to the NLS restructure, it is likely that there will be more clubs than usual that will be laterally moved in the System. We would remind you that provision for lateral movement is included in the current Regulations for the Operation of the National League System.


4.         Rules and Regulations for Promotion and Relegation

The LC shall provide for the seasonal promotion, relegation or lateral movement of Clubs.  A League must be committed to promoting and relegating Clubs at the conclusion of each Playing Season.”

New Clubs wishing to enter the System above Step 7

Attached is the relevant form should any new club approach you wishing to enter the System above Step 7. Please note that the deadline has changed to 1 February in each season and that it is the League that apply for a Club to be entered, not the Club itself.



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 ??


Please follow the Link below to find out information from the DCFA on their next Referee Course