News & Results

Merley top in Four Divisions

Merley Cobham Under 18s joined the U16s,U12 girls and the Men’s sides in leading their Division at the end of 2015.

The U18s victory away at Chickerell took them to the top of Division 3 in the Dorset league whilst the U16 lead Division 1 and the Men have a 4 point lead in the Dorset Premier league.

The U12 Girls lead rivials Broadstone in the Dorset league.

World War One Commemorative Photos now on Gallery page


Andy Sibbick is Merley's newest Level One coach

Congratulations to Andy who coaches Merley's Under 7s for recently passing his coaching qualification.



13/14th December 2014

U13 Girls Merley Cobham 1 New Milton 2
U18 Boys Chickerell 1 
Merley Cobham 4 - Go top of league
U14 Boys (Dorset Cup) Corfe Mullen 1 Merley Cobham 0
U12 Boys (BYFL) Grange 7 Merley Cobham 1
U12 Boys (DYFL) Merley Cobham 1 v Parkstone Heights 3 - Match report on Teams page
The Club are proud to announce that the FA have undergone their health check of the club so that it maintains it’s FA Charter Standard Community Club Status. Many thanks for all those Officials and Manager/Coaches who maintain the club’s high standards.July 2014


Merley Cobham are currently looking for new players to strenghen their Boys Under 7s,12s and U14s teams.For details please contact


At the club’s AGM on the 10th June the club said a farewell to outgoing Chairman John Groves and Secretary Jacqui Groves and thanked them for their combined service of over 20 years.

John handed over his Chairmanship to Martin Rendell whilst Gavin Rusling will be taking over the Secretary’s position for the 2014/5 season.

Martin’s first job to confirm the Officers of the club and Managers.Amoungst Merley’s 17 teams for next season Martin welcomed new managers Lee Rickets (U12 Dorset), Danny Greenough (U12 Girls), Rob Craig (U13 Girls) and John Hunt (U15).

A list of the Club’s Officials and Manager are below

Chairman - Martin Rendell
Vice Chairman - Richard Sawyer
Secretary - Gavin Rusling
Treasurer - Jane Hill
Welfare Officer - Jacqui Groves
Communications Officer - Paul Whitty
Mini Kickers - Paul Whitty
Under 7 Manager - Andy Sibbick/Paul Whitty
Under 8 Manager - Chris Wood
Under 9 Manager - Richard Sawyer
Under 9 Manager Colts - Sean Hill/James Evans
Under 10 Manager - Steve Williams
Under 11 Manager - Keith Chandler
Under 12 Girls Manager - Sarah Leach
Under 12 Girls Manager  - Danny Greenough
Under 12 Manager Bmth - Stuart Pitman
Under 12 Manager Dorset - Lee Rickets
Under 13 Girls Manager  - Rob Craig
Under 14 Manager - Keith Chandler
Under 15 Manager Girls - Martin Rendell
Under 16 Manager - Neil Marsh
Under 18 Manager - John Hill

Fees for 2014/15

a    Signing on fees for 2014/5 to remain at £30 with new sock for new players

b    Training Fees for 5v5 7v7 will be £99per year payable in 3 equal installments of £33 in September, November and January 

c    Training Fees for 9v9 11v11 will be £120 per year payable in 3 equal installments of £40 in September, November and January 

d    Match Fees for 5v5 7v7 will be £2 per game

e    Match Fees for 9v9 11v11 will be £2.50 per game

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