Poole (Dorset FA)


There has been a developing Beach Soccer scene in Poole for the last few years with the Dorset FA taking an active part in the development.

Poole has two permanent Beach Soccer pitches, situated on the sand between  Canford Cliffs and Branksome Chine which are free for anyone to use. Nets and  lines are also available from the beach office (a refundable deposit is  required). If you wish to book either of the pitches please contact the beach  office.

 A few basics:

Where is the pitch – Canford Cliffs, Poole

How many sets of goals are there – 2

How many teams are registered – tba

Team categories:

Adult Mens – yes

Adult Ladies – yes

Youth Boys – yes

Youth Girls – yes


2016 Summer Tournament Schedule:

Event: Dorset FA Beach Soccer Cup,

Date: Sunday 12th June 2016,

Venue: Canford Cliffs, Poole Beach

The Dorset FA Beach Soccer Cup is our annual 5 a side competition hosted at the fantastic setting of Canford Cliffs beach in Poole. The permanent beach soccer pitches will play host once again to a day of competitive football contested in the men’s and women’s competitions.

Entries are welcomed in both the adult (16+) men’s and women’s competitions. With places limited to confirm your team’s entry please complete the application form below and return with payment to Justine Mosley at justine.mosley@dorsetfa.com<mailto:justine.mosley@dorsetfa.com> or 01202 688277.

Application Form<http://www.dorsetfa.com/~/media/CountySites/dorsetfa/documents/beach-soccer/dorset-beach-soccer-cup—entry-form-2016.ashx>


Event: DCFAYC Schools Beach Soccer Festival

Dorset County FA Youth Council, would like to invite your school to take part in the second annual DCFAYC Beach Soccer Festival, which we are now extending, to two afternoons.

Date: Wednesday 22rd June 2016

Time: 11.30am – 17.00pm, Age Group: Year 7 & 8.  

Venue: Canford Cliffs, Poole Beach

Date: Thursday 23rd June 2016,

Time: 11.30am – 17.00pm, Age Group: Year 9.  

Venue: Canford Cliffs, Poole Beach                                   

The Dorset County FA Youth Council is a group of 8 young leaders who represent the football views of young people in the county.

The Festival on both days is free to enter, although places are limited and attendance will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. The festival will be on sand. All players must not wear trainers or boots at all times, with barefoot recommended but socks are allowed as well, otherwise individuals will not be permitted to play.

We recommend bringing between 8-10 young people per team, with the makeup of your year 7 and 8 teams being roughly equal in regards to year 7 and 8 pupils, with the mini-tournament aspect of the festival undertaking a 5v5 format, with rolling subs throughout the game.  Boys will play together and Girls will play together in two separate tournaments.

You must pre-register your interest in attending by completing the application form<http://authoring.dorsetfa.com/clubs-and-leagues/summer-tournaments?db=master> and e-mailing it to Rosie.Eggleston@dorsetfa.com<mailto:Rosie.Eggleston@dorsetfa.com> by 8th May 2016.

During the event school teams will have the opportunity to play beach soccer and also develop key leadership skills (influential communication, collaborative teamwork and problem solving) through physical based activities. These sessions are designed to test and improve some of the Dorset FA Youth Council’s core values, as well as developing your pupils as leaders. 

The day itself will consist of registration between 11.30am and 11.45pm, with the tournament and stations operating from 12.00pm with the presentation and close of the festival starting from about 16.20pm, with us hoping teams will be away by 17.00pm.

Who to Contact:

Justine Mosley (Dorset FA)

General Telephone: 01202 261370 (Beach Office)

Official Website: http://www.dorsetfa.com/players/beach-soccer

Email: justine.mosley@dorsetfa.com