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Mini teams training moves to Queen Elizabeth School

After the wet conditions at the Merley First School last Saturday training for the Mini kickers,U7s,U8s,U9s and U10s will move to QE at least to the end of January 2015 .


9am till 10am Under 10s and Under 7s

10am till 11am Under 8s

10.15am till 11.15am Mini kickers

10.30am till 11.30am Under 9s

Sean Hill becomes one of the UK's youngest ever Level 2 Football coach at just 16

Congratulations to Sean Hill who has become one of the UK’s youngest ever Level Two coaches. Sean who is still 16 years old a plays for the Under 18’s passed his FA Level Two badge at the begining of October. Sean who coaches the Merley’s Under 9 team featured in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the 17th October with the link to the article below.


8/9th November 2014

U13 Girls Ringwood 0 Merley Cobham 9
Men Poole Boro 2 Merley Cobham3

U18 Boys Lytchett 3 Merley Cobham 8
U14 Boys Merley Cobham 2 Portland 0 (Dorset Cup) Morgan 2
U12 Boys (BYFL) Merley Cobham 2  Sway 4
U12 Boys (DYFL) Bridport 3 Merley Cobham 3 - Match report on Teams page
U11 Boys Merley Cobham 1 Stalbridge 0


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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