Women and Girls

Around the website you will find information for everyone about getting involved with football whether playing, volunteering, coaching, refereeing or watching the game. However, this page is a great starting point to find out more about specific women and girls football programmes running in and around Dorset.

Getting started

Whether you are a parent looking for football opportunities on behalf of your child, or a player yourself looking to make that first move to get involved there are a number of ways you can get started:

Girls Go for Goal – is an initiative run by Dorset FA in partnership with the FA Tesco Skills team aimed at girls in Primary School, click here for more information. 

The FA Skills Coaches are out and about in schools around the county coaching 5-11 year old girls and boys, they also run a holiday course programme, FA Skills Centres and get involved with supporting grassroots clubs and coaches. To find out more about how you can get involved click here.

If you would like to search for a club to join in the county, we have a Find a Club search engine which is updated with details of every club who affiliates to the Football Association. Alternatively, contact Chris Dear via chris.dear@dorsetfa.com or telephone 01202 688277.

Playing Regularly

There are a number of women and girls teams around the county providing football for females of all ages.  Dorset FA run the county girls' league and county women’s league, we also have teams playing in the South West Regional Women’s Football League. For more information about these leagues click on the links below:

Dorset Girls League 
Dorset Women’s League 
South West Regional Women’s League

Teams who affiliate to Dorset FA also play in the County Cup Competitions – to find out more click here

Dorset FA also run a number of tournaments and events throughout the season including summer and pre-season tournaments, small-sided competitions, plus a chance to play different versions of the game such as Futsal and Beach Football - to find out more click here

Representative Football & Talent Development

There are opportunities in Dorset for players who show potential talent to receive additional training and matches through our FA Licensed Player Development Centre programme.

For more information please click on the links below:

FA Licensed Player Development Centre

Coaching, Refereeing, Volunteering

If you are interested in helping to run women and girls' football in Dorset then please do get involved; there is information all around the website on Coaching courses, Referee courses, the Football Futures programme and other ways to get involved. 

If you can not find the information you need on the website then please contact one of the Dorset FA Development team who will be able to help you.

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