The Dorset Youth Football League

The DYFL was founded in May 2001, and was formerly known as the Dorset Divisional Youth League,  with the aim to administer youth (boys) football in the Under 11 to Under 16 age groups.

The competition is sanctioned by the Dorset County Football Association.

The League now consists of 51 clubs and 179 teams spread over the six age groups, with approximately 2500 registered players. Although the majority of clubs are registered with the Dorset County Football Association, there are also clubs who are registered with Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Devon. As the Football Association allows mixed gender teams up to and including the Under 16 age group, there were over twenty girls registered with teams during 2015/2016 season. This season, the first all girls team has applied and been accepted in to the League competition.

In line with the Football Association's directive for Youth football, the DYFL has started to run a non-competitive competition in Under 11 age group from the 2015-2016 playing season. The remaining age groups remain competitive.

Also started in 2015/2016, was an annual League Cup competition which will be run in parallel with the other fixtures. The Cup culminates with a Finals Days which will be played at one venue.

This playing season,  the Finals Day will be held on 7th May 2017, the venue will be Bournemouth Sports Club (East Parley).


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Portland United Youth FC Annual Summer Tournament 2016

Thursday 19 May 2016


Portland United Youth would like to invite you to take part in our 6th Year Summer Tournament to be held at Grove Corner, Portland on the 27th and 28th August 2016.

U7s, U9s, U11s, U13s & U15s Tournament will take place on Saturday 27th August 2016.
U6’s, U8’s, U10’s, U12s & U14s Tournament will take place on Sunday 28th August 2016.

U6s – U10’s to play 6-a-side and U11’s – U15’s to play 5-a-side.
All players to be in their respective age groups as per 2015/2016 season.
U6s, U7s,U8s and U9s will play in a festival of non-competitive soccer, in accordance with FA rules; medals will be awarded to all participants.
If you wish to come and take part in what we hope will be an enjoyable weekend, as it was last year, please return the attached application form together with your cheque, made payable to Portland United Youth FC, to arrive no later than 12th August 2016

Acceptance is on first come first served basis, so please don’t delay in getting your application form back to us.
The cost of entry is £25 per team. You are welcome to apply for more than one team of the same age group but we cannot guarantee acceptance of second team.

Tournament Invite Letter 2016
Tournament Entry Form 2016
Tournament Rules 2016

Parley Sports Youth Pre-2016/2017 Season Football Tournament

Monday 16 May 2016


The Parley Sports Youth Football Club Pre-2016/2017 season tournament will taken place at the Parley Country Club (275 Christchurch Road, West Parley, BH22 8SQ) on August Bank Holiday Weekend (Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August 2016).

There will be a BBQ available plus other attractions and stalls over the whole weekend, wtih refreshments being served in the Club.

Please contact Sean Acott (Youth Tournament Director) on 07966 311090 or Toni Harkcom (Youth Tournament Secretary) on 07816 602883 or email regarding any queries.

Parley Youth Tournament Entry Form 2016

Parley Youth Tournament Rules 2016