National Lockdown


FA Announcement - 4th January 2021 

We note the UK Government’s announcement on Monday 4 January with regards to the new national COVID-19 restrictions and lockdown.

As a result, the impact on ‘non-elite’ football in England will include the suspension of fixtures and training across the following with immediate effect:

Steps three to six of the National League System

* Tiers three to seven of the Women’s Football Pyramid

Regional NLS feeder leagues

Barclays FA WSL Academy League (unless under elite status)

FA Girls Regional Talent Clubs (unless under elite status)

All indoor and outdoor youth and adult grassroots football, including under-18s (except organised outdoor football for disabled people, which is allowed to continue)

Vitality Women’s FA Cup (which is currently classified as ‘non-elite’ at this stage in the competition)

It is extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents, carers and facility providers adhere to the Government’s new national COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and we implore everyone to follow these. 

Dialogue will continue with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, leagues, competitions and County Football Associations and we will provide further updates for the 2020-21 Vitality Women’s FA Cup, Buildbase FA Vase and ‘non-elite’ football when relevant.

We would like to thank the football community once again for its hard work, resilience and understanding during such an incredibly challenging period for both the game and wider society.


Dorset FA - Staff Working Hours

From Monday 11th January members of staff will be working reduced hours, until further notice.

Zoe Pollard - Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday - Zoe.Pollard@dorsetfa.com 

Kevin Pike - Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - Kevin.Pike@dorsetfa.com

Jemma Tewkesbury - Monday's only - Jemma.Tewkesbury@dorsetfa.com

Kathryn Purnell - Tuesday's only - Kathryn.Purnell@dorsetfa.com

Colin Chainey - Wednesday's only - Colin.Chainey@dorsetfa.com

Justine Mosley - Thursday's only - Justine.Mosley@dorsetfa.com

Natalie Wood - Friday's only - Natalie.Wood@dorsetfa.com

Anne-Marie Clark - Friday's only - Anne-Marie.Clark@dorsetfa.com