Category: Club News


Boss Chris Kinnear has his say following Whites 3-0 loss away at Bromley in Tuesday night’s Emirates FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay.


Chris Kinnear talks to the camera after Whites Emirates FA Cup fourth qualifying match with Bromley ends goalless.


Coach Mike Sandmann’s Academy side remained unbeaten in the National Youth Alliance League after beating Hastings 4-2 at Crabble on Wednesday.

A double from Josh Spencer and one each from Ryan Kingsford and Matty Robinson secured the win, a second consecutive league win for the young Whites.

Man-of-the-match Spencer scored from close range to give his side a 1-0 lead at half-time before the visitors leveled just after the restart.

Robinson restored Dover’s lead before Spencer added a third and Kingsford made it four.

Hastings reduced the deficit from the penalty spot but it was too little, too late to prevent Sandmann’s side from registering another win.

Dover: Harry Earls, Jack smith, Josh Spencer, Tom Bond, Jordan Bartlett, Lyndon Dixon, Shusanta Rai, Marshall Wratten, Matty Robinson, Jack Cussen, Ryan Kingsford.

Subs: Lewis Mitchell, Jake Creed, Kyron Connolly, Jamie Chamberlin, Felix Medquita, Harrison Avery.

Report by Josh Spencer





Looking for a new quality way to experience watching a game at Crabble?

Why not get a table of eight together and try out our brand new VIP Platinum Lounge.

The new “VIP PLATINUM CLUB” brings a new level of matchday experience to guests and offers the ultimate season ticket membership with all the benefits of the Premier Club and much more.

All home league games and all cup games are included in the price of the VIP PLATINUM CLUB.


  • Hosted lounge with large TVs and Projector showing the game.
  • Three course meal, served at your table.
  • Reserved undercover premium padded seating.
  • Complementary tea, coffee and mineral water, plus dedicated bar before and after match.
  • Complimentary matchday magazine and team sheet.
  • Reserved Parking in our ‘Premier Club’ parking area.

And as a special one-off for Christmas deal, a table of eight will cost you £500, £50 off the normal price.

If you are interested in finding out more about the special offer or any of the sponsorship packages we have on offer, please get in touch and contact the commercial team on 01304 822373 or email them at

You can also call club director Matthew Jaenicke on 07900 690206

All of us here at the club appreciate your support.


Dover Athletic is giving women aged over 40 a shot at playing walking football at Crabble.

The first session will be held this Sunday, October 15 and the action kicks-off at 10am and finishes at 11.30am.

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

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.

The first five weeks will also be FREE of charge.

So, come along and have a go at playing!


Make sure you don’t miss the unique opportunity to see one of the legends of British rock music up close and personal when the Strawbs take to the stage in the Centre Spot at Crabble on October 15th.

The special one-off gig is part of the bands European leg of their ‘Hero & Heroine’ tour.

The album of the same name has been listed by Rolling Stone magazine as ‘one of the 50 greatest progressive rock albums of all time’ and it is the band’s biggest seller worldwide.

They have sold three million albums worldwide, including Bursting At The Seams,’ ‘Grave New World,’ and the beloved ‘Hero and Heroine,’ since their formation in 1967.

Founder member Dave Cousins, who has been described by All Music Guide as ‘the most talented Dylan-influenced songwriter to come out of England’, is also a personal friend of Dover Athletic chairman Jim Parmenter.

The band, who are often mentioned in the same breath as progressive rock bands such as Yes, King Crimson, and The Moody Blues, actually started out 50 years ago as a bluegrass-based trio called the Strawberry Hill Boys.

That same year, the group — now rechristened the Strawbs, and doing repertory well beyond the bounds of bluegrass music.

In 1969, the Strawbs were signed to A&M Records and cut their first album, the acoustic-textured ‘Strawbs,’ that same year.

Since then, the band went on to have seven consecutive albums in the Billboard Top 200 in the United States.

The current Strawbs line-up comprises of Cousins, lead guitarist Dave Lambert, bass player Chas Cronk, and drummer Tony Fernandez, who recorded and toured together in the 1970s.

They will be joined by keyboard virtuoso Dave Bainbridge of Iona, a band whose mystical blend of rock, folk, Celtic and ambient music has endeared them to audiences across Europe and North America for the last 25 years.

This performance promises to be a remarkable evening spanning Progressive Rock and English Folk across the decades – do NOT miss out!

There will a limited release of tickets for this intimate night.

Tickets are £16 and are available from the reception at Crabble Stadium (open Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm) AND online from the DAFC Direct



Manny Parry talks to the camera after his injury-time strike salvaged a point for Whites in a 2-2 draw at Sutton United on Tuesday night.