Category: Club News

GPS ARRIVES AT CRABBLE

Whites’ fans might have noticed Dover players sporting some new training equipment in recent weeks.

Thanks to a £4,000 donation from the Dover Athletic Supporters’ Club, presented to Dover boss Andy Hessenthaler and his first-team coaches Darren Hare and Nicky Southall prior to last Saturday’s National League match against Solihull Moors, Athletic’s management team have purchased 20 ‘Catapult’ GPS tracker vests.

The vests, used by 70% of Premier League and Football League sides, as well as 75% of National League clubs, will enable Dover boss Andy Hessenthaler and his team to assess the fitness of the squad.

Darren Hare said: “The vests will give us an indication of the distance players cover during games and will help us manage their workloads.

“It is so important to know if we are working the lads too hard or indeed hard enough during training, so the average workload statistics will help assess how we can help individuals prepare for matches and recover properly.

“They will also give us a distance per minute statistic to show us the effect of substitutes and their impact in matches, as well as help keep their fitness levels up.”

Athletic’s first-team coach concluded:  “I would like to thank the Supporters’ Club massively for their kind support.  The vests have added an extra dimension to the support and feedback the coaching staff can provide the players both in training and after matches.”

FA CUP TICKETS

CUP TICKETS ON SALE

Tickets for our Emirates FA Cup second round tie at Peterborough United on December 1st are now on sale at Crabble.

You can purchase your ticket, as well as a token for free coach travel personally provided by our chairman Jim Parmenter, from reception during the week or during our home match against Maidenhead on Tuesday 26th November.

The prices are:

In Advance

Adults: £15
Seniors 65+: £10
U22s: £10
U18s: £3

Match day prices
Adults: £20
Seniors 65+: £15
U22s: £15
U18s: £5

Please note we will only accept cash only for tickets.

CHAIRMAN PERSONALLY PAYS FOR FREE TRAVEL

The FREE coaches for fans travelling to our Emirates FA Cup second round tie at Peterborough United next month have been personally provided by Chairman Jim Parmenter and NOT the club.

The Chairman has put his hands in his pockets to help 250 fans travel to the game against the League One side on Sunday December 1st (2pm kick-off).

To claim your free seat, simply collect a token from the Centre Spot.from 12.30pm onwards tomorrow ahead of our National League showdown against Solihull Moors.

Please note tokens are offered on a first come, first served basis with one token permitted per person.

Any remaining seats left after tomorrow will be distributed ahead of the Maidenhead game at Crabble on Tuesday night.

Coaches will be colour coded and will board at Crabble at 9.30am.

There will be a steward on each coach and it will be strictly no alcohol on board.

Anyone under 18 must have an adult present when collecting a token as well as when travelling to the FA Cup tie.

 

 

FA CUP TICKETS

FA CUP DATE FINALISED

The date of our Emirates FA Cup second round tie at Peterborough United has been confirmed and will be played on Sunday December 1st with a 2pm kick-off.

Our FREE coaches, kindly supplied by Chairman Jim Parmenter, to take 250 fans to the game against the League One side will depart Crabble at 9.30am.

To claim your free seat, you must attend Saturday’s National League showdown against Solihull Moors at Crabble and collect a token from the Centre Spot.

Please note tokens are offered on a first come, first served basis with one token permitted per person.

Tokens will only be issued to fans attending the game on 23rd November.

Anyone under 18 must have an adult present when collecting a token as well as when travelling to the FA Cup tie.

 

 

 

 

 

FA CUP TICKETS

WHITES TO TRAVEL TO POSH IN CUP

Whites will travel to Peterborough United in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Posh were 2-0 victors in their first-round replay against Stevenage FC on Tuesday night, with Mo Eisa and substitute Ricky-Jade Jones on the scoresheet.

The tie is due to be played during the weekend of Saturday 30th November.

EMIRATES FA CUP SECOND ROUND DRAW IN FULL

Blackpool v Maidstone United
Portsmouth v Altrincham
Shrewsbury Town v Mansfield Town
Coventry City v Ipswich Town
Kingstonian v AFC Fylde
Tranmere Rovers v Chichester City
Walsall v Oxford United
Exeter City v Hartlepool United
Eastleigh v Crewe Alexandra
Forest Green Rovers v Carlisle United
Solihull Moors v Rotherham United
Gillingham v Doncaster Rovers
Rochdale v Boston United
Peterborough United v Dover Athletic
Oldham Athletic v Burton Albion
Maldon & Tiptree v Newport County
Crawley Town v Fleetwood Town
Cheltenham Town v Port Vale
Northampton Town v Notts County
Bristol Rovers v Plymouth Argyle

VIDEO: PLAYER REACTION

Saturday’s man-of-the-match Scott Doe speaks to the camera following Whites’ 1-0 win away to Yeovil Town.

VIDEO: MANAGER REACTION

Andy Hessenthaler gives his verdict on Athletic’s 1-0 victory away to Yeovil on Saturday in the National League.

 

 

 

FREE COACH TRAVEL ON OFFER FOR CUP MATCH

You will have a fantastic extra incentive to come to Crabble for our National League showdown against Solihull Moors on Saturday 23rd November.

Taking into account the cost to support Whites on the road and with plenty of away trips on the horizon, Chairman Jim Parmenter has made a very generous offer of FREE travel ahead of our upcoming Emirates FA Cup second round tie.

In a gesture of goodwill to our loyal fanbase, our chairman has up to 250 coach spaces available for our visit to either Peterborough United or Stevenage Borough during the weekend of Saturday 30th November.

To claim your free seat, simply collect a token from the Centre Spot during the match against Solihull.

Please note tokens are offered on a first come, first served basis with one token permitted per person.

Tokens will only be issued to fans attending the game on 23rd November.

Anyone under 18 must have an adult present when collecting a token as well as when travelling to the FA Cup tie.