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

7th May 2022

News Item

The final matches of the 2021/2022 were completed this afternoon as the focus moved to the bottom of the table, Corfe Castle will finish bottom of the table after their 5-2 defeat at Shaftesbury Reserves, Wareham Rangers picked up a point after their 2-2 draw in West Dorset at Bridport Res and finish in 17th place, and now await the FA’s decision as to who gets promoted to Step 6. Sherborne Town Reserves hit Poole Borough for 6 at Raleigh Grove in their 6-3vwin, meanwhile Westland Sports made the long trip into the purse is to play Swanage T&H and the trip back will be much sweeter after a 3-1 win.

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

Start of 2022/2023 Season - Subject to approval at AGM
Saturday 13 August 2022
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 29 June 2022 at 7:30pm
Blandford Football Club, Park Road, Blandford Forum, DT11 7DB

Diary Dates