"New Era" at the County Ground

29th August 2016

A new era is about to begin at the County Ground as the ground undergoes a major redevelopment to turn the existing grass pitch into a state of the art 3G stadia complex.

Following a successful application by Dorset FA to the Football Foundation for funding, construction work on the new 3G stadia complex began the week commencing 23rd May 2016. With the facility due to be completed by the start of the 2016-17 season this is an exciting time for the ground and for the local community.

The Dorset County Football Association took over the lease of the County Ground on 1st April 1989. Following extensive building work to the old school building to make it into a two storey building The Dorset Football Association head quarters were officially opened on 3rd August 1991. The County Ground now serves as a focal point for football development in Dorset.

With the opening of the new facility will come opportunities for community and club engagement, with the County FA providing on site opportunities for coaches, referees, officials and players to take part in development programmes.

In addition to the community provision Hamworthy United FC will continue to sub lease the pitch at the County Ground from the County FA.





Swans win DCFA Award

25th February 2016


DCFA Award

World Record Holder

22nd December 2015

UNLIKELY lad Graeme Rose could have fired himself into the record books after performing an incredible goalscoring feat for Swanage Town & Herston FC.

The Poole-based frontman has hit four hat-tricks in a row for the Dorset Premier League side, equalling the mark set by former Japanese international Masashi Nakayama in 1998. Nakayama registered no fewer than 16 efforts in four games for Jubilo Iwata in the J League with his scoring heroics now recognised in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Rose banked trebles against Cranborne, Blandford United in the DPL Cup and Westland Sports before he bagged another hat-trick in Swans' 6-0 thrashing of Bridport reserves at Day's Park on Saturday 19th  December, which included a penalty.

The 29-year-old, a project manager for insurance company LV, could become the outright world-record holder when Swanage meet Hamworthy United Reserves at the County Ground on Saturday, January 2.

ALL eyes will be on the home of the Hammers that day to see if Graham can claim the outright World Record.

Swanage Town & Herston FC - Club Statement

6th September 2015

This evening (05/09/15), club Chairman Mark Watson has received, and accepted, the resignation of Swans First Team manager Alan Lay. Head Coach Brian Churchill and Goalkeeping Coach Ben Sullivan also said their goodbyes after today’s Dorset Premier League match at Balti Sports.

Although disappointed to see Alan and most of his staff leave, they do so with the club\'s best wishes and all at Day’s Park would like to thank the departing trio for their efforts over a two year period in which Swans achieved their best DPL finish for a number of years.

Their departures to pursue opportunities higher up the non-league pyramid is perfectly understandable as both on and off the pitch, elevation back to Step 6 and beyond is something Swanage are still building towards, but know it isn’t a realistic possibility at this moment in time. Because of this, there has been speculation in the local media linking our former management team with a Wessex Premier side, but, out of respect to the individuals and any club concerned, Swanage will not be commenting on any future appointments that Alan, Brian and Ben may take.

Going forward, this now sees the Club needing to appoint a caretaker manager for next Saturday’s trip to Hamworthy Recreation. This will be announced at the earliest possible opportunity in time for the team to be prepared properly and fully for this match.

Furthermore, a permanent successor for Alan is now required and applicants are urged to contact Chairman Mark Watson on 07967776867 to discuss this role further.

FA Inter League Cup - Rnd 1 Draw

11th May 2015



(Matches to be completed by Saturday 26 September)