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,


    Her Majesty the Queen was a long-standing Patron of The Football Association and has left a lasting and indelible legacy on our national game.

    As a mark of respect, following the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, English football has united to postpone all football fixtures between 9-11 September.

    The FA can confirm that all football fixtures across the Barclays Women’s Super League, Barclays Women’s Championship, the Vitality Women’s FA Cup, and the Isuzu FA Trophy, will be postponed this weekend. We can also confirm that all football fixtures across the National League System [NLS], Steps 1-6, including the Vanarama National Leagues, the Women’s Football Pyramid [WFP], Tiers 3-7, and matches across grassroots football in England will be postponed.

    The Premier League and the EFL have all confirmed that their fixtures this weekend will be rescheduled for a later date.

    All flags at Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park will continue to fly at half-mast over the weekend.

    Our thoughts remain with our president, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, and the whole of the Royal Family during this time.


    Dave Drew

    Dorset Youth Football League Chairman

    Just a little reminder that the DYFL AGM is this Thursday, 29th July 2021, at

    The Blandford School, Milldown Road, Blandford Forum, (access via Milldown Primary School)

    for a 7.30pm start.

    Please ensure that your club is represented at the AGM.