Introduction to the Bankes Charity Cup Football Competition

The Bankes Charity Cup Football Competition, based in Dorset, dates back to 1889 and is open to clubs who are affiliated to the Dorset County FA or other County Associations.

We run leagues from Under 15s to Adults and all profits are donated to local charities.

In 2019 we celebrated our 130th Anniversary of the Bankes Charity Cup and we are delighted to announce that £1,400 has been donated to local charities from the 2018/2019 Season

Arrangements for the 2020/2021 Bankes Cup Competition

  • The draw for the 2020/2021 Competition has been published Click Here for Details
  • The FA has announced that pre-season friendlies can commence from August 2020
  • It is asked that you play an initial Bankes Cup Competition match in August as a pre-season friendly
  • Bankes Cup Competition - AGM Minutes from 29 June 2020

    Click Here for the Minutes

    Position for Bankes Cup Secretary

    The Bankes Charity Cup Football Competition has been in existence since 1889 and every year runs a number of Competitions with the aim of providing grass roots football whilst raising much needed funds for Dorset charities.

    The position of Secretary will become free for the 2020/2021 season starting in August 2020.

    If you feel you would like to become involved with our enthusiastic committee then please contact the current Scretary, Steve Small, by email.Email Steve Small

    Dates for your Diary



    We take your privacy very seriously Click Here for our Privacy Notice

    FA Letter Issued 4 August 2020 re Spectators at Matches

    Please read the below letter issued by the FA in respect of banning spectators at certain games

    This relates to some of the Clubs/Grounds used at your games in the Bankes Cup

    This affects clubs that play at Step 7 (e.g. DPL) and above that also have teams within their club using the same ground playing below Step 7 (e.g. DFL)

    If you are in doubt as to whether it affects your game then please contact your County FA

    FA Letter issued 4 August 2020

    Click here for the Revised Cup Rules for 2020/2021

    Follow us on Twitter

    Bankes Cup Twitter

    Useful Documents