The County Ground


Welcome to the Dorset County Football Association

Developing and Administering County football in Dorset

The Dorset County Football Association has served the Dorset community since 1887 and aims to 'Develop and Administer County Football for All'.

The Dorset FA is committed to ensuring the future development of football within Dorset. With over 870 teams competing in a variety of leagues, cup competitions and tournaments across Dorset than ever before, and with the development of officiating, coaching and volunteer pathways there are plenty of chances to get involved.

Fair play on & off the pitch

Rules and Regulations

FA Rules and Regulations ensure fair play in the grassroots game, both on and off the pitch. Find information about the following areas here.

  • Laws of the Game
  • Discipline
  • Safeguarding & Welfare
  • Inclusion
Nationwide Respect


The FA's Respect programme provides a series of tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, players and parents from grassroots to elite football - to help ensure a safe, positive environment in which to play the game.

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