Grassroots football is all set to return in September.

In order to facilitate a safe return the FA has released guidelines to assist Clubs and Leagues :

Return Announcement

Guidance On Restarting Dec 20

Guidance for Providers of Football Dec 20

Guidance Executive Summary Dec 20

COVID Guidelines

COVID Agreement

Referee – COVID Guidance

Referee – COVID Guidance Summary


Much more information can be found on the FA website 

    Dear Club Secretaries, managers, coaches, referees, players and parents,

    Return to Football

    Following the Government’s indication that grassroots football can resume in the week commencing 29th March, the F.A. has confirmed it is up to individual Leagues to decide how they complete the current season, with the facility to play until the end of June, if feasible.


    The Dorset Youth League Committee has considered the possibilities, and concluded, very regrettably,  that given the number of outstanding fixtures it is not feasible to offer satisfactory completion of its Leagues and League Cups to clubs as an option. As an alternative the League is offering to organize group-based football to all teams wanting to play.


    Club Secretaries have been asked to confirm those teams who wish to resume playing matches on that basis and fixtures will then be compiled and notified.

    In making this difficult decision the following factors were considered:-


    It is appreciated that the decision will be a considerable disappointment to those teams wishing to play competitive football but has been taken in the interests of offering an equal amount of football to all teams, irrespective of ability and playing level within their age groups.




    Dave Drew

    Dorset Youth Football League Chairman

    Just a little reminder that the DYFL AGM is on Tuesday 30th July at Corfe Mullen Royal British Legion, Blandford Road, Corfe Mullen for a 7.45pm start.

    Please ensure that your club is represented at the AGM.