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.

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Recent Updates

15th May 2021

News Item

Merley CS made it 9 wins out of 9 played as they travelled to Woodwater Lane and defeated hosts Gillingham Town 2-0, winning also on the road were Shaftesbury Reserves who defeated Sturminster Newton 6-3, a win that means the Rockies still have an outside chance to gain runners up in the Group, however they need to beat Merley CS next week and hope that Gillingham Town drop points at Holt United.

Hamworthy Rec secured top spot after winning 4-1 at Bridport Res, whilst Balti Sports moved into 2nd spot in the table after gaining a must win result at Alvington where they beat Westland Sports 3-1. which sets up an intriguing last fixture next Saturday, with Balti needing a draw at home to Ham Rec to secure the runners up spot, however Balti can afford to lose

On 18 July 2020 the FA issued guidelines for the return of outdoor competitive grassroots football. 

In summary

  • From August outdoor competitive football can commence e.g for pre-season friendlies

  • From September grassroots leagues can commence competitions

The DPL Management Committee will be meeting by the end of this coming week to discuss the situation with a proposed Club Secretaries meeting by the end of July.

Meanwhile, clubs are strongly advised the read the full statement by clicking on the below link:​

Useful Links

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To All Club Secretaries:

Having reviewed what was said at the recent AGM, please can I confirm that the club secretaries should register their players on the Whole Game System.  At the same time the player registration form(s) should either be scanned across to me or a hard copy be posted to me so that I can complete the registration process.

Please excuse the confusion by comment at the AGM.



DPL Registration Secretary

League Handbook 2019/2020

DPL Supplementary Cup Final
DPL Supplementary Cup Semi Finals
29 May 2021

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