Category: Club News

KENT CUP DATE SET

We will host Folkestone in the Kent Reliance Senior Cup semi-final at Crabble on Monday, March 6th.

Whites reached this stage of the competition after beating visiting Ryman League North side VCD Athletic 4-0 earlier this month.

James Caton, Moses Emmanuel (pictured), Connor Essam and Ira Jackson jnr scored the goals.

The club have reduced the admission price for the game down to just £5 for all, while under-11s get into Crabble for free, to allow as many fans and members of the community as possible to come along.

The game kicks-off at 7.45pm.

FIRST STEPS TAKEN

PLENTY of men took their first steps in a new Dover Athletic venture at Crabble on Sunday morning – walking football.

Over 20 men aged over 50 had a shot at playing the game.

The opening session of the project, which is run in conjunction with Dover District Council, attracted plenty of interest from those who thought their playing days were over.

The aim of the programme is to engage with the community to provide an opportunity for men aged 50+ to become more socially and physically active.

Each Sunday session starts at 10am and finishes at 11.30am.

The first five weeks will also be FREE of charge , so come along and have a go at playing!

The rules of the game are much the same as what we know – however, there are some differences.

Anything so much as a jog is prohibited for a start!!

Other rules include free kicks are indirect, kick-ins replace throws, there are no offsides and the ball must be kept below head height.

 

SPONSOR A WHITE

Sponsoring a member of the Dover Athletic Football Club staff is a fantastic way to show your support for the team.

So why not do it?

We still have a number of players and coaching staff available, including the new arrivals.

The benefits of the sponsorship package include:

  • Named in Matchday Magazine for duration of season.
  • Named on DAFC website for rest of the season.
  • Chance to meet your chosen player.
  • Signed shirt sent to you at the end of the season.
  • All sponsors entered into a prize draw to win 2 X Premier Club day passes for the last game of the season.

For all the details, please give Club Director Matthew Jaenicke a call on 07900 690206

HONOURS EVEN IN DERBY

DEVERDICS RETURNS TO CRABBLE

Dover Athletic are delighted to announce the loan signing of Hartlepool United midfielder Nicky Deverdics.

Nicky of course needs no introduction to Dover fans after he captained Whites into the National League play-off semi-finals last season.

The 29-year old Geordie, who is in line to make his return in our home league clash with Wrexham on Saturday (3pm), joined the League Two side last summer after spending two seasons at Crabble.

Since making the move north, Deverdics has made 24 appearances, scoring twice.

He made a total of 94 appearances for Dover after joining in July 2014.

Newcastle-born Deverdics scored 16 goals last season, including 14 in the league.

The former Newcastle United trainee also finished the season with 18 assists, the best in the league.

During his career, Deverdics has also played 26 times for Gretna in the Scottish Premier League as well as having spells at Gateshead, Barnet and Blyth Spartans.

He signed for Dover after playing in the Faroe Islands for top-flight club TB Tvoroyri.

Welcome back Nicky!

WALK BACK INTO FOOTBALL AT CRABBLE

Dover Athletic is offering a chance for men over 50 to get out of their armchairs and back into playing football.

Working in conjunction with Dover District Council, we will be soon be starting a walking football project at Crabble.

The rules of the game are much the same as what we normally see played – however, there are some major differences.

Anything so much as a jog is prohibited for a start!!

Teams playing are also smaller, with between five and seven players a-side.

Other rules include free kicks are indirect, kick-ins replace throws, there are no offsides and the ball must be kept below head height.

If this inspires you, or someone you know to get active, the first session will be played on Sunday, February 19th.

The opening day of the project, which is aimed to engage with the community to provide an opportunity for men aged 50+ to become more socially and physically active, starts at 10am and finishes at 11.30am.

It will include an hour of football followed by refreshments in the Centre Spot.

The first five weeks will also be FREE of charge.

So, come along and have a shot at playing!

Walking Football