News & Results

Girls teams make Four cup finals

Four of Merley's five girls teams have succesfully made it through to their respective league end of season cup finals.
Whilst the Under 12s have made it throught to the Dorset Cup finals Merley will also be seen in the Winchester amd New Forest finals. See details below
U12 Girls Spitfires in cup final 21/3/15 Dorset 
U12 Girls in plate final 21/3/15 Dorset 
U13 Girls 25/4/15 cup final New Forest
U15 Girls 9/5/15 cup final Winchester 
Merley's newest team the U6s played their very first game v Longfleet in a friendy on 8th March.

Under 16s Crowned Dorset champions

For the first time in the clubs 25 years a Merley team has won the top flight championship in the Dorset league.

After going a goal down away to rivals Weymouth Tom Marsh leveled from the penalty spot to see Charlie Pickard who has played more games than any of his teamates in his 10 years with the team score the winner.

This is an outstanding achievement for all of those players involved as well as manager Neil Marsh.The Under 16s can go the whole season unbeatern if they geat a result in their final game away at Ilchester.

Congratulations must also go to the U15 girls team who have made their way through to the Winchester League Cup final.

Saturday 16th May 2015 Presentation Evening tickets on sale soon

Mini teams in the afternoon

All other teams in the evening plus a reunion of teams over the last 25 years



21st/22nd February 2015

U15 Girls Merley Cobham 2 Southampton 0 - Winchester league cup semi final

U12 Girls Merley Cobham 4 Broadstone 2


U11 Merley Cobham 2 Poole Town 2


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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