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STONES MATCH POSTPONED

Our match away to Wealdstone on Tuesday 19th January has been postponed due the Stones now playing Gloucester City in the FA Trophy on Monday 18th January.

The FA Trophy match at Grosvenor Vale, due to have been played on Saturday 16th January, has been moved back two days due to a waterlogged pitch.

A new date for the National League fixture will be announced in due course.

VIDEO: PLAYER REACTION

Captain Sam Wood shared his view following Dover’s 1-1 home draw against Boreham Wood on Tuesday evening.

 

LIVE STREAM PASS ON SALE

We are back in National League action against Boreham Wood at Crabble on Tuesday.

The game will be played behind closed doors, but you can watch all the action through our live stream.

The price is £8, which includes a free Video On Demand (VOD) replay, allowing you to watch the game again at a different time.

To purchase your virtual ticket for the fixture, simply visit www.247.tv/dafctv 

Please also note the service does not support casting to TVs from iPhones or iPads.  It does support Chromecast on Android and Airplay on Safari Browser.  Supporters will need at least 3mb of available bandwidth to watch the stream.

All Supporter support issues will be dealt with by 247.tv – they can be contacted via their e-mail livesupport@247.tv  

STRIKER LOTTERY SUSPENDED

The Striker Lottery has been suspended until further notice due to the new COVID-19 lockdown.

The draw for this week has been made and the results will be published shortly.

Striker Lottery Manager, Harry Reid, said: “Given the current situation we are all in, we have found ourselves in a position where not only can our agents not collect from certain establishments  (pubs, clubs, shops, etc), we are in a situation where we cannot put our agents and customers in danger when collecting door-to-door.

“This situation leaves the income for the lottery far less than that of the current prize money which gives us no alternative but to suspend the Striker Lottery until such time as the COVID situation improves.

“Please do not worry if you are in credit, or become in credit during the suspension, when we restart the total credit you had from week 09 will still be there in full.”

In regard to bank standing orders, Reid said: “The Striker Lottery System does not hold your personal bank details; therefore should you wish to suspend your standing order while we are in this situation, you yourself will have to notify your bank.  We will give a statement on restarting to give you time to notify your bank when to restart the standing order.

“However, if you leave your standing order being paid into the Striker Account, when we commence again your payments will be in credit and we can always then review the situation as to how we go forward.

“Please be assured you will not lose your money. The Striker account is separate to that of the Club and I will each week download the Standing Orders and will therefore know exactly how much each member has in credit.

“We are not closing the Striker Lottery down, only suspending it due to the present situation, so thank you for your loyal support and please stay safe.

“We as a club would also like to thank all of those members who have donated their regular Striker Lottery payments to the football club as donations, while the lottery is suspended – the gesture is very much appreciated by us all at the club.”

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

The Chairman, Directors, management, players, and staff of Dover Athletic Football Club would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

We would also like to thank you for your continued support throughout 2020 in what was been the most unusual and challenging of years – it is very much appreciated by us all.

Please enjoy the festivities in the best way you can in these unprecedented times we all live in.

Stay safe everyone until we can all meet again.

CHESTERFIELD GAME OFF

Tuesday night’s National League game against Chesterfield at Crabble has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 results being returned in The Spireites camp.

We wish those affected a swift and safe recovery, and look forward to welcoming them to Crabble soon.

A revised date for the re-arranged fixture will be confirmed in due course.

Streaming tickets already purchased will be carried over to the re-arranged fixture.

WHITES SADDENED BY PASSING OF LONG-TIME FAN

Everyone at Dover Athletic is deeply saddened by the news that life-long supporter, Norman Clark, passed away last week after a period of ill health.

The 83-year-old was a regular at Crabble and was still traveling up and down the country in support of his beloved club on the Supporters Club Coach last season.

Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with Norman’s family and friends at this difficult time.

NATIONAL LEAGUE STATEMENT

Mark Ives is to join The National League management team from early next month.

Ives’ nearly two decades at The FA included the senior role of Head of Judicial Services.

The experienced executive has been appointed as The National League’s Interim General Manager from January on a three-month contract.

The National League will use the early part of 2021 to assess the management structure the organisation best needs following the imminent departure of its long-serving CEO, Michael Tattersall, at the end of this month.

FIXTURES UPDATE

Three of our postponed National League games have now been re-arranged.

We will host Chesterfield on December 22nd and Solihull Moors on February 2nd with both games kicking off at 7.45pm.

On January 19th, we will make the trip to Wealdstone (7.45pm).

All three games had been postponed due to our first team staff and players self-isolating for 14 days after a player tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of last Tuesday’s game at Maidenhead United.

We will update this story as and when the dates for the other postponed games away against Maidenhead and Wrexham are confirmed.

Please continue to stay safe one and all.