Women's Football


Local Ladies Football in Dorset

Get Involved. Become a Lioness!

Do you want to get involved in the biggest women's team sport in England. Currently there are over three million female players actively involved in playing football.

In Dorset we currently have 21 teams affiliated to play, so no matter what your ability or your age pick up a ball and join the many others who enjoy getting active.

Women's Football FAQ's

Women’s football is open to anyone aged 16 and older and in Dorset we now have a recreational division for women who may be new to the game or returning to it. Games are roughly once per month with teams training weekly. Please visit England Football to explore opportunities near you.

In Dorset we have the Dorset Women’s League offering weekly women’s football fixtures from September – May each season. Please use the Find Football search bar below or contact development@dorsetfa.com for further information.


Get In Touch

For all football development enquiries please contact:

Justine Mosley (County Development Manager)

By Phone: 01202 688277
(8.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: Development@dorsetfa.com

The FA Women's and Girl's Strategy

Inspiring Positive Change

The strategy outlines EIGHT transformational objectives to be achieved by 2024:-

EARLY PARTICIPATION – Every primary school-aged girl to have equal access to football in school and in clubs.

DEVELOPMENT PARTICIPATION – Every girl to have equal access to participate for fun, for competition and for excellence.

CLUB PLAYER PATHWAY – Collaborate with clubs to develop an effective high-performance, inclusive player-centred pathway.

ELITE DOMESTIC LEAGUES AND COMPETITIONS – Create the best professional women’s sports leagues and competitions in the world.

ENGLAND – Win a major tournament.

FOOTBALL FOR ALL – Recruit and support a motivated, diverse range of local leaders organising football for their communities.

COACHING – Support the development of exceptional coaches at every level of the game who are representative of our society.

REFEREEING – Ensure that every female referee afforded high-quality bespoke learning and development opportunities from grassroots through to the elite game.

FA's Women's Football Strategy

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