Parley Sports Club dates from the 1940s when local sportsmen returning from the war founded a football and cricket club located on parish council land. As the club grew it developed into one of the most successful Dorset football clubs winning the Dorset Combination League on a regular basis throughout the 1960s.
The cricket club progressed throughout the 1970s and 1980s, moving from being a summer sporting outlet for footballers to being a strong Division One presence in the Bournemouth League. In the late 1980s the cricket club joined the Dorset League where it rapidly progressed through the divisions. Amalgamation with Springfield Amateurs C.C. in 1993 gave the club a presence in the Dorset Premier league along with the introduction of several strong players. Further amalgamation with Monty’s C.C. in 1996 gave Parley a strong organisational and youth infrastructure.
In 2000 Parley became Dorset champions for the first time, going through the season unbeaten. Following this the club has built its youth structure to the point where the club is able to field a number of very successful teams at every age group. In subsequent years the success of its youth teams has been remarkable. In 2006 its under 15 team won the Portman Under 15 National Club Championship after a memorable sequence of wins. The core of this team have stayed together and, in 2009, justified the club’s youth policy by winning the Dorset Premier League championship; the youngest side ever to do so.
As the club continues to grow it looks forward to extending its success and proudly notes the achievement of David Payne in progressing from its youth teams to success in the England under-19 team and Tom Barber touring with the England U19s this winter. May they be the first two of many.
We welcome new players of all ages and standards, please feel free to contact us or come along to a training session.
☎ 07971 940921 or ✉ Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Players 6-16
Please contact Dean Ayres 01202 821987 email@example.com
Girl / Women players
Please contact Roger Mandale 07843 501826 firstname.lastname@example.org