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Meet The Team at Dorset FA

Dorset FA Board & Directors

Roger Vaughan

Roger Vaughan

Chief Executive Officer and Senior Safeguarding Lead

Dave Drew

Dave Drew

Dorset FA Chair

I am Dorset born and bred, and my working life was entirely in the local "people" services within Dorset County Council,  in the Social Services and Education Departments, before 25 years in the Dorset Probation Service.

After playing for school and youth teams in Weymouth, my participation in the game continued in adult football playing for Piddlehinton Utd in the Dorset League. 

My involvement in youth football as a adult began with helping out with my son's teamDorchester Cosmos F.C in the early 1990s,  and followed the familiar path from helper to Assistant Team Manager then Manager. I was a member of the Cosmos Committee that transferred the club to become the youth section of Dorchester Town F.C.


When my son finished youth football I continued coaching youth teams in turn at Dorchester, Weymouth and Milborne St Andrew, and finally back at Dorchester until 2013.  During the latter coaching years I also undertook various administrative roles including Under 10 League secretary for DCFA mini-soccer; Club Secretary at Weymouth Youth; and a League Secretary within Dorset Youth League from 2011 to the present. 

I became the Youth League Vice Chairman in 2018 and have been Chairman from 2019 to date. I was a DCFA Council Member from 2013 to 2021; being Deputy Chairman from 2019, and have Chaired the DCFA Development Committee from 2014 to date. I became a Board Member in 2019 and Chair of the Board in 2022.

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Chris Charlton

Dorset FA Vice-Chair

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Andy Mercer

Dorset FA Director

I have been a member of Dorset FA for the past 19 years; I originally joined the DCFA Council as a representative of youth football and later became a vice president, a position I still hold. I have been a director since 2013, and as the "Board Champion" I have particular responsibility for equality, diversity and safeguarding.  I am a longstanding member of Verwood Town Football Club, and a season ticket holder at Southampton FC.

My background is in mental health nursing; I worked in clinical roles in Dorset and Wiltshire prior to taking up an academic role at Bournemouth University over 20 years ago. I am currently the professional lead for mental health and learning disability at the University, and also work as a visitor with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

Dave Corbin

Dave Corbin


Dorset FA Director


I joined Dorset FA in 2016 as part of the Disciplinary Panel, now known as the Judicial Panel. This is my first year as a DCFA Board Director member.  


My knowledge and experiences in Dorset Youth Football comes from being a Youth Football Coach with a Dorset Youth Team for 5 years. I also have a history of playing sport at Combined Services for the Army for over 10 years.  


I’ve been in the NHS for the past 13 years as an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion specialist and my current role in NHS England and NHS Improvement is the South West Workforce Race Equality Standard Lead. Much of my work translates into Dorset FA regarding its focus on Inclusion, Safeguarding and Fairness. This where I feel I can add my extensive expertise and knowledge.  

David McWilliams

David McWilliam

Dorset FA Independent Director

I am a Solicitor and Partner at Ellis Jones Solicitors LLP in Bournemouth. I am Head of the Personal Injury and Sports Law Departments. I have been with Ellis Jones since 1995. 

In 2019, I successfully completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Law at Leicester De Montfort University and advise clients on a wide range of sporting issues including disciplinary matters, regulation, contracts and sponsorship agreements. Since October 2019, I have sat as an Independent Disciplinary Panel Member at Dorset FA and in July 2020 was appointed as a Panel Member on the FA Serious Case Panel. Since November 2019, I have been a Games Programme Monitor for the EFL.

I played football for New Milton at Hampshire League and Highcliffe before my playing days were ended after breaking my leg in a game. I now cycle and spend most of my spare time on a poolside watching my 2 daughters swim for Christchurch Seagulls Swimming Club of which I am the Chairman. I joined the Dorset FA Board in September 2021 as a Non-Executive Director. 


Hilary Billimore

Hilary Billimore 

I was born and grew up in Shropshire and then trained to be a teacher at King Alfred's College Winchester. I then taught for thirty five years in secondary schools in London and Hampshire.  

I have been involved with grass roots football in Dorset since 2007, initially with Weymouth FC Reserves, although I did go with my father to watch Wellington Town FC (now AFC Telford) whilst growing up. I became a club representative on the Dorset Premier Football League (DPL) in 2011 and have been the Registration Secretary for this league since 2017. I became the DPL representative on the DCFA Council in 2015 becoming involved in disciplinary commissions as a member of the Governance Committee.

For the last five years I have been the Company Secretary at Salisbury FC and this summer I became a Director of the club. In 2023 I became the representative of the DCFA Governance Committee on the DCFA Board of Directors.

Nigel Saxon

Nigel Saxon

Independent Non-executive Director 


I joined the Dorset FA Board in July 2021. I played at grass roots level from school age until my early thirties and I supported my son on his journey from Poole Town Rovers as an eight year old, through to five years in the AFC Bournemouth elite academy. I am also a long-term season ticket holder at the Cherries. 


The last fifteen years of my career have been in senior level marketing and communications roles, delivering digital marketing campaigns and ecommerce website projects across both the not-for-profit and financial services sectors. Prior to that I was the general manager of an international logistics company. 

Steve Whittle

Steve Whittle

Dorset FA Director

I started with the Dorset County FA in 1974 when I passed as a referee & registered as a DCFA referee. I Refereed for 25 years including 16 years as an Assistant Referee on the Southern Football League.  In 1979 I took on the role of Dorset FA Referee training officer & joined the DCFA Council. I had previously qualified as a FA Licensed Instructor. In 1987 I stepped down from the roll of Training officer for personal reasons.

Retained my seat on the DCFA Council by taking on the Dorset Mini Soccer Representative position. Since being on the DCFA Council I have been on the Referees, Development, County cup, County Match , Disciplinary  Committee & Dorset Mini Soccer League of which I am still Chair. I have been Chair of both the Referees & Development Committees & also act as Chair on Disciplinary Commissions. 


I have been a Member of the Board since 2007 when I became Vice Chairman of Council & served as Chairman of Council from 2013-2019. I have Represented the Dorset County Football Association as representative on the FA Council since 2009. 

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Wendy Toms

Dorset FA Senior Independent Director

I had 27 yrs with Parcelforce, starting as a agency driver in 1991 and built my way to the top position, as Operations Manager. Running the depot, which covers the whole of Dorset.  

Again, many achieve at Parcelforce. Top depot for delivery service, hitting budget target set by the business, Top depot for Health and Safety. Retired in 2018 for a rest. 


I have been involved within the field of refereeing and football for the past four decades. I have built my skills to a professional level from playing football from a youth level and all the way up to 1st division women’s football. When I then took up refereeing in 1984 in Cyprus.  I then returned home to Dorset in 1986 and took up my career as a referee, going from Dorset leagues to becoming the first woman referee or an assistant on most leagues. Until I reached the football league as an assistant referee in 1993 and then in 1997 become an assistant Referee in the Men’s Premier League.  


In 1995 I become the First Fifa woman referee from England to make the international list. Retired in 2007 and become an Observer/Delegate in 2008 to present with uefa.  Also, I become an instructor for FIFA in 2010 to 2016.

In 2018, I become the senior referee coach for the women referee on the WSL to present.   

Independent Director 2019 with Dorset FA . 

Dorset FA Staff Members

Chief Executive

Roger Vaughan

Chief Executive Officer and Senior Safeguarding Lead 

Safeguarding and Welfare

Kevin Pike

Designated Safeguarding Officer and Case Management

Phone: 01202 688270

Mobile: 07903 574657

For all safeguarding enquiries please email: Safeguarding@dorsetfa.com

Referee Development

Alex James
Referee Development Officer

Referee Development 
Referee Courses

Phone: 01202 688281    Mobile: 07908 647054

Email: Alex.James@dorsetfa.com

Football Development

Justine Mosley

County Development Manager

  • Club Development
  • Dorset Women's League
  • Women and Girls Football Lead
  • Implementation of the County Plan/National Game Strategy
  • Management of the Development Team

Phone: 01202 688277         Mobile: 07908 647052         

Email: Justine.Mosley@dorsetfa.com

Kath Purnell

Football Development Officer

  • Facility Development and Funding
  • Grass Pitch Improvements
  • Health & Safety

Phone: 01202 688278         Mobile: 07943 810606       

Email: Kathryn.Purnell@dorsetfa.com 

Jemma Tewkesbury

Football Development Officer

  • Coach Development and Coach Education
  • FA Girls Emerging Talent Centre
  • Partnerships
  • Dorset Ability Counts League
  • Club Accreditation

Phone: 01202 688279        Mobile: 07966 806355         

Email: Jemma.Tewkesbury@dorsetfa.com

During the playing season Jemma will be out of office on Thursday afternoons (September to May).

Football Services

Colin Chainey

  • Discipline Administrator
  • Dorset County Cup Enquiries
  • Club Insurance

Phone: 01202 688275          Mobile: 07908 647050       

Email: Colin.Chainey@dorsetfa.com

Kerry Doyle

(Football Administrator)

- County Ground Pitch Bookings
- Dorset Mini-Soccer League

Phone: 01202 688273 / Mobile: 07464 173701        

Email: Kerry.Doyle@dorsetfa.com


Anne-Marie Clark

Finance Officer

Phone: 01202 688282        

Email: Anne-Marie.Clark@dorsetfa.com

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