The Dorset Youth Football League

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

The League now consists of 51 clubs and 189 teams spread over the six age groups, with approximately 2500 registered players. As the Football Association now allows mixed gender teams up to and including the Under 16 age group, there were 18 girls registered with teams during 2014/2015 season. Although the majority of clubs are registered with Dorset, there are also clubs who are registered with Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Devon County Football Associations.

For the first time during the 2015-2016 playing season the League will be running a non-competitive competition at Under 11s with the 37 entered teams being split into 6 groups.

The remaining teams in the other age groups will still be playing competitive football and these will be split into 17 divisions.

This season, each age group will have their own League Cup competition which will be run in parallel with the other fixtures. The culmination of the completion will be a Finals Days which will be played at one venue, this has been provisionally book for 8th May 2016.

The Dorset Youth Football League is sanctioned by Dorset County Football Association Limited.


Latest News

Special General Meeting

Thursday 05 November 2015


The Management Committee of the Dorset Youth Football League (DYFL) has decided to call a Special General Meeting for Monday 30th November 2015 at Lytchett United Royal British Legion, starting at 19:45pm.

The meeting will be attended by Kevin Pike (Referee Development Officer with the Dorset County Football Association (DCFA)) who will outline the changes to referee appointments within the DYFL for the 2015/2016 playing season.

There will be no formal agenda for this meeting as we intend to give Club Representatives the opportunity to ask questions to Kevin and to members of the Management Committee.

DYFL Handbooks Amendments

Wednesday 07 October 2015


Please check the Handbook Amendments section (under Information) for the latest changes.