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.

Recent Updates

12th December 2020

News Item

The weather put paid to 3 fixtures today but it could not stop the leaders Merley CS from claiming their 9th successive win to remain at 100% as they beat their visitors Sturminster Newton 5-1, another side still with a 100% record, but not one they want are Wareham Rangers who lost for the 9th time this season against Bridport Res at the Purbeck Sports Centre 5-0, this was the Bees 1st points of the season at the 8th time of asking. Swanage welcomed Balti Sports to Days Park with the Swans deservedly running out 5-2 winners. Sherborne Town Res won for the 5th time this season as they made the long trip to Portland Utd Res and return to North Dorset with all the points after a 3-0 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

FA CSL.jpg
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

Diary Dates