County Ground ATP Booking

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.


Booking the Pitch

The new 3G ATP at the County Ground officially opened on Friday 30th September. Pitch bookings are available for half and full pitch use. To check on availability please call:

Kath Purnell (County Facilities and Marketing Officer) on 01202 688278 or email:


Dorset County Football Association
The County Ground
Blandford Close
BH15 4BF

County Ground Development Blog

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.

This is an exciting time for the County Ground and we would like to share with you all the developments that are taking place.To keep up to date with all the developments in construction, photos and videos follow the Dorset FA County Ground blog.


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