Get Involved with The Dubai Amateur Football League
No matter what your interest, the Dubai Amateur Football League has football for YOU. Click on the relevant box to connect to whatsapp with a DAFL administrator and chat about getting started. Or click this link, to send us a web enquiry.
Players that are looking to play in the competitive league, with previous experience of playing at an amateur level.
Looking to kick a ball, have some fun and make new friends?
This one is for you.
We have competitive leagues and social groups for all abilities. Choose the one that is right for you. Click the relevant box to connect to us. Or send us a message.
Competitive or Social, Adult, Vets, Youth, Junior?
Age 35 or Over, and fed up of chasing players that could be your son?
Be a part of our Vets Social.
Age 35 or Over, but still haven't lost your touch? Get involved with our vets league.
If you are aged 13-20, our youth league is the perfect way to develop your game with our U14, U16 and U21 leagues.
Get your child involved in our Junior League. We have age groups in U6, U8, U10 and U12s.
Adult 11 a side, 7 a side and 5 a side. Competitive and Social leagues Junior and Youth age groups from Under 6 all the way up to Under 21. Click on the box to connect to us via whatsapp, or click on this link to send us a web enquiry.
Got a Team?
We have leagues for you.
Our leagues wouldn't be anything without the people that referee our games, and coach & manage our teams.
If you would like to contribute your skills to the Dubai Amateur Football League, click on this link to send us a web enquiry
If you have skills off the pitch,
we can use them
DAFL Junior & Youth League
Football for children of all ages
Now on Multiple Days - Every Week
The Dubai Amateur Football League now has social & casual football - both for those that wish to play more and for those that wish to play at a more relaxed and informal level.
Click this link for more details
The Dubai Amateur Football League Junior & Youth League, launching in October 2018 will provide football for age groups between Under 6 and Under 21.
Our full age groupings will be; U6, U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U21.
All games will be on quality grass pitches, with the U6-U16 groupings all taking place at The Sevens on Saturday mornings, U21s at Jebel Ali on early Saturday evenings.
For more details, click on our 'new team' box at the top of the page, or send us a message via our Contact page with as much information about your enquiry as possible.
League 4 Social Division
11 A Side Social Football on Saturdays
League 4 is the new base division for the DAFL, becoming the 5th Division in the league.
Whilst a number of teams will still enter the league via League 3 and above, League 4 will allow teams to become involved in the DAFL 11 A Side structure at a lower financial commitment and playing level.
Players will be registered, but the current registration system and rules will not apply to League 4 - like the VETS league, players from any DAFL club and division will be allowed to play League 4.
This is on the basis that the goal of league 4 is to be a social and community one, where playing is the most important thing.
Players that accrue single game bans in League 4 will not be transferrable throughout the remaining DAFL divisions, but serious offences that lead to multiple game bans and beyond will extend to the remaining DAFL,as we always wish to attain a safe playing environment for all, in all our divisions.
Games will be played on Saturday mornings, Kick Offs 9 to 9.30am. Pitches will be 4G/astro and be in the Al Barsha area.
As with the existing DAFL, games are 11 a side, 90 minutes, rolling subs from a team sheet of 16.
Teams in League 4 will be part of the new DAFL app, so management with a League 4 team will be seamless with the rest of the DAFL.
Fees per team per season will be 10,500aed for the 2018/19 season based on 14 league games, the league will start from October 20th and follow the same season as DAFL, with opt out weeks as standard.
For League 4, player registration fees will not be applied, unless a team exceeds 30 registered players. Fee per player will then be the DAFL standard registration fee of aed105 per player.
If you are interested in putting a team in League 4, send us a message via the contact page, or click on the 'New Team' box at the top of the page to connect via whatsapp.
The Dubai Amateur Football League will be starting 5 and 7 a side leagues in October 2018, to accommodate our growing number of social and casual players, as well as providing teams with another opportunity to play.
If you are interested in participating, either as a player or team, please connect with us, either via the 'enter your team' box at the top of the page, or send us a message via our contact page.
5 and 7 A Side Leagues
Starting in October 2018
The new season is just around the corner.
Lots of information regarding pre season will begin to go out in the middle of August. Team managers please ensure your contact details are up to date for your club key personnel.
Key Dates for the Dubai Amateur Football League & Vets League (11 a side) 2018/19 season:
- from August until end of September - Pre season frendlies for league teams, organised by the league.
October 1st; Men's League Games Start (Later starts available for teams)
October 21st; Junior & Youth League Games Start (Later starts available for teams)
December 14th - January 7th; Winter Break
April end of Junior & Youth League season
May 6th; Likely Start of Ramadan (goal to be end of adult league season)
The New Season is Here
DAFL Season 2018/19
Season 2017/18 News
A Big Night for Slugs & Goats A
In a game that typified the average DAFL season - drama and goals a plenty, Slugs & Goats have made history as the first team to win promotion and then win the Premiership league title in the following season.
From going an early goal up against Allstars, then gaining a man advantage shortly after, when a Slugs & Goats attacker was brought down in a 'last man sending off'. Another two goals saw Slugs take a seemingly unassailable 3-0 lead, with only half an hour gone.
But the game was far from over. Allstars scored a clinical goal from a headed corner just before half time, before adding another quality strike early in the second half to regain momentum and shake the game up.
Just when it looked like the comeback of comebacks could happen, Slugs added a fourth midway in the second half, and sealed victory with a fifth shortly before full time as Allstars pressed forward in a bid to reduce the deficit.
Congratulations to Slugs & Goats. Commiserations to New Balance Allstars.
Additional congratulations for Blues in securing the League 1 title, McGettigan's Irish DWTC the League 2 title, Cara Allstars D the League 3 title, and Cabana Dubai FC the Vets League title.
A fitting season finale as Slugs take the Premiership title in dramatic fashion