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advertising boards displayed at the ground costs just £75 initially, with you supplying your own 8 x 2 foot advertising board, then £75 annually to renew your space .  These boards get superb coverage as they can be seen in pictures taken by The Dorset Echo.  Our average home crowd has been one of the highest in the Sydenhams Wessex Leagues for the last 3 seasons since we re-joined, so any board would get good superb coverage.

Entrance advertising boards are displayed on the back of The Codfathers Stand for all to see on the approach to the ground, the dimensions of these boards are 8 x 4 foot, supplied by yourself and cost £150 initially then £150 anually due to the size and prime location of the boards.

For more information or to order your board contact Dave Camp on 01305 861291, 07975 931199 or email jandave12@btinternet.com.  Alternatively use the contact form on the home page of this website.

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Player Sponsorship 2020/21 :

Callum Brooks - John Thorner
Justin Faulkner - Jan & Dave Camp
Dave Adkins - Swept Away Chimney Sweep

Ed Bastick
Jamie Beasley
Shaun Bessant - Jim Hinde
Greg Borthwick - Rococo Decorating Ltd
Harrison Bruton - Cab4You
Tom Butcher - The Boat Cafe, The Esplanade
Tyler Butcher - Portland Skips
Josh Camp - Galliott Carpets
Ross Carmichael - Darren & Lesley Whyton
George Carter - Weymouth Precision Engineers
Sam Clarke - R.Lawrence General Building Ltd
​Adam Diaz - DD Electrical
Reece Frost - Harrisons Civils South West Ltd
Tomus Garbutt - ASM Assembly Systems
Alex Godfrey
Alex Halloran - Ross Oliver Core Fitness
Louis Hankin - Di Anthony
Josh Howell - Robin Satherley
Harry Hutchinson - Lawrence McCarthy Gates & Railings
Louie James
Josh Lucas - Matthew Lucas Funeral Directors
Ryan McKechnie - Matt Avant @ Weymouth FC Cafe
Billy Mitchell - Suttons Coffee Shop
Ben Morris - John Thorner
Charlie Mussenden - Dorset Abilities Group
Ross Pettitt - Crosby Carpets
JJ Read - CD Read Building Services
Dylan Riley - SCR Drainage
Manny Roche - Weymouth Precision Engineers
Sol Roche - Weymouth Precision Engineers
Aaron Ryan - AB Installations
Jamie Symes - John Thorner
Caleb Tennant - Helen Petre
Lewis Whyton - Weymouth Precision Engineers
Josh Williams - Pat Kempson
Lance Wilson - Portland Skips

Latest News

Portland appoint ex-Dorchester chief Matt Lucas as chairman

Friday 05 Mar 2021

PORTLAND United have named Matt Lucas as the club's new chairman. Lucas, who served as Dorchester Town chief from 2014 to 2019, succeeds Blues' legend Robin Satherley as chairman. Lucas stepped down from Dorchester's board in September last year and has been a regular at Portland games since, supporting son and goalkeeper Josh. Gary Bailey, who had been acting chairman since Satherley retired last year, said Lucas brings "a wealth of experience" to the role. Bailey addedL "It’s a fantastic appointment for the club; Matt brings a wealth of experience to this role. "He has an extensive knowledge of non-league football and what is needed both on and off the field to run a club successfully. “He has been involved with the club for most of this season as a supporter and has also been helping out in a committee role. "It’s plain to see he has a real passion for football at this level and an enthusiasm that is infectious. “After we had approached Matt and spoken to him about the prospect of him becoming chairman, it really was an easy decision for us to make”. “We have some exciting plans in the pipeline and although unfortunately there hasn’t been any action on the pitch recently, plenty of hard work has been going on behind the scenes. "I and the rest of our hard-working committee are very much looking forward to continuing to take the club forward under Matt’s stewardship."

Thoughts from Matt Lucas on his appointment as Chairman

Friday 05 Mar 2021

When I was first approached with regards to being involved at Portland United, I was a little hesitant because for a number of years I had been heavily involved in various roles at Dorchester Town and I really just wanted to watch my lad play and come and support local football only as a supporter. I must say, I have always been made to feel most welcome by everyone at the club. As time has moved on, I have gradually become more involved with the club and have thoroughly enjoyed helping out in whichever way was needed. As I found during my time at Dorchester Town, and now at Portland United, there are truly great people who genuinely want the best for their club and these supporters all work extremely hard in achieving the club’s aims. I was very touched when Gary Bailey first asked me if I would be interested in becoming Chairman of Portland United. One reason the role is so appealing to me is the chance to work alongside Gary as Vice-Chairman, someone who I class as a good friend and have the upmost respect for after his on-field success and dedication to the club in so many roles across so many years. Gary told me that although nobody actually wanted the role of Chairman, all committee members wanted to stay and continue their excellent work in their respected roles. For me, that is absolutely vital and the reason why I have now agreed to become Chairman. We never stop learning and I am so lucky to have the knowledge and support of people who bleed Portland United from the ex-Chairman Robin Satherley, President Dave Camp, and the extensive and hardworking committee of club stalwarts who are all so pleased to continue their work for the club which they love. A team of volunteers which I thoroughly enjoy being a part of. The club has some really exciting plans and ideas moving forward and I can’t wait to get working alongside everyone for the good of this great, warm and welcoming club that is respected in the area by so many. My personal aim and philosophy is to continue the hard work of others, both in the past and present, ensuring that in the future the club name continues with the same values and respect it has earned over so many years. If all the teams under the Portland United banner continue to play as one club and we all as supporters and volunteers work hard for our club, then the future is bright, and we can look forward in continuing the journey with exciting times ahead. Finally, I look forward to meeting all supporters very soon and working with you all as we move forward TOGETHER.

DPL & Wessex Plan Cup

Thursday 04 Mar 2021

FIXTURES in the Dorset Premier League have been officially curtailed – a decision that affects Balti Sports, Dorchester Sports, Portland United Reserves and Bridport Reserves. Following the announcement of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown last week, it became clear grassroots and Step 7 football could continue after Monday, March 29. The development provoked countrywide discussion among National League System feeder leagues. And Dorset Premier League (DPL) officials have opted to finish the season with the majority of teams still having more than 20 fixtures to play. However, league officials have announced a cup competition in April and May, the format of which is dependent on feedback from clubs – due tomorrow. Entry is not mandatory and non-entry will not affect a club’s standing in the 2021/22 DPL season. Officials are “confident” pre-season will thereafter begin in July as normal, followed by the traditional August league start. Western League officials have opted against a “regionalised” tournament, citing a lack of information about the return of supporters. Clubs would also have to ensure Covid-19 protocols are in place in clubhouses and it was recognised that “managing this restriction represents a considerable challenge” for member teams. Officials do hope to finish the 2019/20 Les Phillips Cup final before the 2021/22 campaign, with FA Vase fixtures also going ahead. Elsewhere, the Wessex League is awaiting information on a possible return to football for Step 5 clubs before scheduling a competition similar to that of the DPL.

Dorchester Town, Portland United and Bridport face end to season

Thursday 25 Feb 2021

DORCHESTER Town, Portland United and Bridport face an immediate end to the season following an FA announcement. In a recent survey, 76 per cent of clubs in Steps 3-6 voted to end a campaign which had already been paused since the third lockdown. The outcome is subject to FA Council ratification and follows the decision for Step 2 leagues to null and void last week. Similarly to the impact of that outcome on Steps 1 and 2, no decisions on promotion and relegation have been made for Steps 3 to 6. It is the second season in succession at Steps 3 to 6 that has fallen victim to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Magpies, Blues and Bees will now have around six months to prepare for the 2021/22 season. Under the Government's roadmap out of lockdown, non-elite football was neglected in the finer details, with fans set to return to elite football from May 17. In a lengthy statement, the FA said 99.1 per cent of clubs in Steps 3 to 4 had responded to the survey along with 95.8 per cent of teams in Steps 5 to 6. Overall, 76 per cent of respondents voted to null and void the season if it could not be restarted with "limited spectator numbers and hospitality before April 1." The FA added that extending the season beyond May 31 "would not be a viable option" with 81 per cent of games still to be played in Steps 3 to 4 and 75 per cent in Steps 5 to 6. Therefore a "consensus" has been reached to end the season with "immediate effect." Subject to the FA Council's decision, discussions on the postponed restructuring of Steps 4 to 6 will be revisited. Dorchester Town, in Step 3, have only played seven games in the Southern Premier South, occupying 19th of 20 teams. Portland United are 18th of 20 sides in Step 5 league the Sydenhams Wessex Premier Division, while fellow Step 5 team Bridport are 20th of 21 clubs in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division. Read the full statement below: "The FA’s Alliance and Leagues Committees have now considered the large amount of data and information submitted by clubs across the National League System (NLS) Steps 3-6 as part of a survey to gather views on the continuation or conclusion of the 2020-21 league season, in addition to the information set out in the Government’s roadmap this week. "Submissions were made by 99.1 per cent of clubs at Steps 3 and 4, and 95.8 per cent of clubs at Steps 5 and 6. "We would like to thank the clubs for submitting their views and the time taken in providing responses during what we appreciate is an incredibly challenging period for everyone. "The results of the survey showed that over 76 per cent of all clubs across Steps 3-6 indicated a preference to curtail the 2020-21 league season if it could not be restarted with limited spectator numbers and hospitality before 1 April 2021. "During this process, taking into account views of clubs and leagues it was decided that extending the 2020-21 league season beyond the end of May 2021 would not be a viable option. "This was due to various considerations, including the financial implications for many clubs, player contracts and the extent of the fixture scheduling issues caused by the national lockdown and various postponements which had resulted in there being 81 per cent of matches left to complete for Steps 3 and 4, and 75 per cent at Steps 5 and 6. "Taking into account the survey results and the ongoing impact of Covid-19, which continues to adversely affect incomes for clubs due to restrictions on both spectators and hospitality, The FA’s Alliance and Leagues Committees have reached a consensus that subject to the approval of FA Council, the 2020-21 league season for Steps 3-6 of the NLS should be curtailed with immediate effect, with no further league matches taking place this season. "The Committees will now present their collective recommendations to The FA Council for ratification. "It has also been decided that subject to FA Council’s decision regarding the curtailment of the season at Steps 3 to 6, both committees will revisit discussions around a potential restructure at Steps 4-6 of the NLS, which was previously agreed and has been on hold since the 2019-20 season. A further update on this will be provided in due course."

Sherborne win over Reserves

Tuesday 22 Dec 2020

PORTLAND UNITED RES 0 SHERBORNE TOWN RES 3 PORTLAND United Reserves have found life difficult in the Dorset Premier League since lockdown and it was the same story for the Blues as a strengthened Sherborne Town Reserves won 3-0 at the Camp & Satherley Stadium. Incredibly, the drop-off in form since the shutdown has been stark, Justin Faulkner’s men losing all three of their games and this clash representing only the second game of the campaign where they were unable to find the back of the opposition’s net. As it was, the Zebras rattled in three goals as winger Dec Cornish, who has turned out for Bridport this season, Steve Burton and Nick Jacobs all got on the scoresheet. Reflecting on the game, Faulkner said: “It was a really bad day at the office, we didn’t get out of the changing rooms for 70-odd minutes of the game and it appeared we were just going through the motions, to be honest. “We didn’t play well at all or to any acceptable level that is required to be in this league or even at a club like Portland.” Faulkner added: “Being a reserve side they are always likely to strengthen as we are entitled to do. “With what is going on at the moment and leagues effectively closing down it is causing all these odd results with Southern (League) players dropping into the Wessex or Western League and (vice versa); it is a knock-on effect. “I don’t see that stopping any time soon either and I can’t see the leagues even finishing if we are subject to another lockdown. “Going from credible results like what we seen for the four games since the opening day of the season to racking up three straight defeats is very disappointing and really makes it tough for us to climb the league as we are getting cut adrift from the top 10. “We will continue to develop this group of players and once we adjust to the way the club want to play I’m sure the results will come. “Confidence is low at the moment and that is my job to pick them up after each defeat. We didn’t give up and will fight on.” Blues’ Reserves: Hadley, Hill, Riley, Tennant (Tyler Butcher), G Carter, Evans, Barrell (Garbutt), Wilson, Ryan, Read, Tom Butcher (Diaz). Sub not used: James.

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