As a Player, there are many opportunities for you to play our National game in the County, regardless of age, gender, ability, race, culture or background.

There is no shortage of different forms of football for you to get involved in. From the small-sided, such as mini Soccer for young children taking their first steps in the game, Futsal and of course the hugely popular five-a-side, to the more traditional eleven-a-side format of the game – there is something for everyone!

However you choose to enjoy playing football, there are Clubs throughout the County that make up the membership of Dorset County FA, each of whom are involved in regular league football.

In addition, you can also find out how to get involved in football on a more casual basis through our partnership with the FA and Mars ‘Just Play’ scheme and through several affiliated small sided providers. 

For young children (aged 5-11 years) our team of experts from The FA Tesco Skills programme provide a number of Skills Centres and Holiday course for children.

Within the County, we also run a ‘talent pathway’ for more elite players through our: Boys Development Centre ,Girls Development Centre, and Disability Development Centre.

If you want to ‘Find a Club’ or check out where you can play, click on the useful links above.

Should you require any further information please contact Dorset County FA 01202 682375 or

Women and Girls Football
Disabled Football New
Football Futures