DPL 2018/2019 Newsletter - Edition 40

11th May 2019
DPL 2018/2019 Newsletter - Edition 40

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DCFA - Groundsman of the Year 2018 / 2019

30th April 2019
DCFA - Groundsman of the Year 2018 / 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to Hamworthy Recreation FC's Groundsman - GAVIN FISHER

Who has been awarded "GROUNDSMAN of the Year 2018/2019

at the recent Dorset County Football Associations annual awards


WELL DONE and throughly well deserved for the standard of the Magna Road Pitch.

HRFC Pitch

Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Online Course

17th January 2019
Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Online Course


The FA has launched a free online module to raise awareness and knowledge of sudden cardiac arrests in football.

The module will enable you to recognise and respond appropriately to a sudden cardiac arrest while also providing you with key facts and information. 

Available online, you can complete it at a convenient time and place. Plus, it only takes one hour!

Upon completion, you’ll receive one hour of CPD and an FA certificate. 

Research shows that 12 young people lose a life each week in the UK and those with an inherited heart condition can be up to three times as likely to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest if they participate in intensive or strenuous exercise.

What’s more, at least five fatalities occurred during football matches or training over the last year in England due to cardiac arrest, including former England international Ugo Ehiogu, who died while working as coach at Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Dr Lisa Hodgson, The FA\'s medical education lead, said:

"The FA is passionate about raising the awareness of sudden cardiac arrest and highlighting the fact that this can occur in what appears to essentially be, from the outside, a fit and healthy young person playing sport. 

“Sudden cardiac arrest is infrequent but it is not a rare event. 

“The more awareness we can raise on this issue, the greater is the chance of early recognition and lifesaving intervention being performed.  

“We would like as many people as possible to complete this module and to share it among their peers. 

“Everyone should be taught these lifesaving skills in all walks of life, not just in sport and we hope that this module helps to do just that.”

To complete the module click the link below and press ‘ACCESS AWARD’ top right.






Dorset Football Awards 2019

17th January 2019
Dorset Football Awards 2019

Dorset Football Awards 2019

Dorset County FA values everyone's contribution to Football in Dorset and once again we are seeking to recognise and reward a number of individuals and teams for their outstanding contribution to Dorset Football.

We are looking for deserving individuals or clubs who have made an outstanding contribution to Football in Dorset. This could be as a coach, a player, an administrator, a groundsman, a young volunteer or any other role that has made a difference to Football in Dorset.

All nominations will be assessed by a panel, with the winners being invited to the Dorset Football Awards on Friday 26th April 2019 at The Blandford School.

Deadline for nominations is SUNDAY 17th FEBRUARY 2019







Step 7 to 6 Promotion Criteria 2019 - 2020

16th November 2018
Step 7 to 6 Promotion Criteria 2019 - 2020

Dear Colleague,

Please find attached all the necessary documentation for the Step 7 to 6 Promotion Application process.

Slightly different to previous seasons, The Football Association will manage the WHOLE promotion process for ALL Clubs seeking promotion from Step 7 to Step 6 of the National League System. Therfore, Clubs playing in ANY Step 7 Division now have to apply through the FA.

We would appreciate it if you could forward this to your member clubs as soon as you are able, and to explicitly highlight that all items have to be;



The cheque payment is also due by this date and it should have the Club’s name written on the back if from a personal/unrecognisable account.

All promotion applications and/or queries, along with the supporting documents, should be sent to

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Kind regards


Matt Edkins

National League System Manager
Football Participation & Development Division

The FA Group
Postal Address:
Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London, SW1P 9EQ

Office: +44 (0) 800 169 1863 ext 4540

Mobile: +44 (0) 7970 224 378