Introduction to the 

Dorset Premier Football League

The league was formed in 1957 and was initially called the Dorset Football Combination League.

The 2019/2020 Season will be contested by 17 teams covering the entire county of Dorset and neighbouring Counties.

 

The objective of the League on its formation was to increase the standard of football in Dorset, an ideal that still holds true today as the League currently sits at Step 7 of the FA's National League System.

The  DPL is proud to have been awarded it's FA Standard Charter League Status.

DPL Letter detailing League Cup 2020/2021 - Click Below

The Competition is based on 2 groups playing home & away with the top 2 in each Group reaching the semi finals, where A1 v B2 & B1 V A2 being the ties to be played on the 22nd May with the Final on the 29th May

Group Details

Group A - 6 Teams

  • Merley Cobham Sports

  • Gillingham Town

  • Bournemouth Sports

  • Holt

  • Shaftesbury Reserves

  • Sturminster Newton

Group B - 5 Teams

  • Westlands

  • Hamworthy Recreation

  • Dorchester Sports

  • Balti

  • Bridport Reserves

We now provide links to the Full Time Website - Click Below

Diary Dates

The DPL General Secretary is seeking further guidance but please be aware that if you ground is on private land no spectators are allowed until Step 3 on 17 May

Match Day Roundup

17

17th April 2021

News Item
LEAGUE CUP

GROUP A
Gillingham Town remain with a 100% win record as they recorded a narrow 1-0 win at Bournemouth Sports to make it 4 from 4. Sturminster Newton picked up their 1st points of the Group stage at the 5th time of asking after defeating Holt United 4-1 at Barnetts Field.

GROUP B
Hamworthy Rec beat Bridport Reserves 4-1 at Magna Road whilst Dorchester Sports returned from Alvington with all 3 points after a decent 2-1 win against hosts Westland Sports.

DORSET SENIOR TROPHY

The remaining Quarter Final tie saw Merley CS progress through after a narrow 1-0 win at Shaftesbury Reserves.

Semi Finals to be played on Saturday 24th April 2021

poole borough v MERLEY CS
GILLINGHAM TOWN v BLANDFORD UTD

24 March 2021

Click on the below documents to view latest guidance

Lockdown Roadmap

League Handbook 2019/2020

Useful Links

DPL MATCH COMPLIANCE FORM

To be completed by both sides prior to a Match and sent by the Home side to Giles electronically, photo or email, BEFORE the game kicks off.  Download from the below link.

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