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Community News

NEW GROUP TO RAISE FUNDS FOR WHITES

Whites have another team on board for the 2019/20 campaign in the form of ‘The Friends of Dover Athletic’.

The independent group, headed by supporters Paul and Debbie Harrison, will raise funds via various initiatives in order to directly support Dover during the course of the season.

The fundraising has already started in the form of a charity auction to add to signed home shirt raffle that took place during our final home game of the 2018/19 campaign.

There will also be a quiz night in the Centre Spot on Friday 27th September – Should you wish to book in a team, or have any fundraising suggestions of your own, please e-mail friendsofdoverathletic@gmail.com

Entry to the general knowledge quiz is £3 per head with a maximum of eight participants per team.

You can also turn up and join a team on the evening.

 

 

 

GET YOUR BIDS IN

The ‘Friends of Dover Athletic’ are starting an auction on Monday with some excellent items on offer.

To bid for one or more of the below goods, simply e-mail friendsofdoverathletic@gmail.com, including your name and a contact phone number.

You can also bid for your preferred item on home matchdays by seeing either Paul or Debbie Harrison at Crabble.

The auction will run from Monday 29th July until 5 pm on Saturday 14th September.

WATCH THE FIRST TEAM TRAIN – Reserve £50

Two people can visit King’s Hill to watch a first-team training session on a date to be agreed.

TWO VIP PLATINUM CLUB MATCH PASSES – Reserve £50

For a home match with admission to Crabble to be paid.

A PAIR OF RICKY MILLER SIGNED BOOTS – Reserve £100

TRANMERE ROVERS FRAMED PICTURE – Reserve £10

Presented to commemorate our first-ever competitive match at Prenton Park

KENT SENIOR CUP FRAMED PROGRAMME, PENNANT AND ENGRAVED WOODEN SHIELD – Reserve £25.

MARINE AFC PENNANT – Reserve £10

From our FA Trophy match at Crabble in 2018

RYMAN PREMIER WINNING SQUAD SIGNED PHOTO PLUS TROPHY – Reserve £20

RYMAN SOUTH WINNING SQUAD SIGNED PHOTO PLUS TROPHY – Reserve £20

 

SUPPORTERS’ CLUB RAISE FUNDS FOR WHITES

Whites’ were given a financial boost on Thursday courtesy of the Dover Athletic Supporters’ Club.

Supporters’ club chairman Vicky Chambers (Pictured with Dover Athletic Club Secretary Frank Clarke), handed over a cheque for £2,000, taking their total donations raised for Athletic to £5,850 during the course of the 2018/19 National League campaign.

The fund-raising is far from over and the Supporters’ Club are on the lookout for new members!

Visit www.dasc.co.uk for details on how to join, or follow them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/doverathleticsc) or Twitter (@DAFCClub).

GOOD FRIDAY EASTER GIVEAWAY

There is eggs-tra incentive to visit Crabble this Friday afternoon!

Dover Athletic and the Dover Athletic Community Trust volunteers have donated eight Easter hampers (Pictured) to be raffled away during half-time of our home match against Aldershot Town.

Home fans will each receive one free raffle ticket entering them into the draw upon arrival at the ground.

EASTER SOCCER SCHOOL

EASTER SOCCER SCHOOL

Looking for ideas to keep your children active over Easter?

Then why not book them on to one of the two Happy Feet Soccer School coaching camps we are hosting at Crabble.

The camps, which will cater for youngsters aged from five to 16, will be run from 10am – 3pm on the following dates:

  • Monday 8th April
  • Tuesday 9th April
  • Monday 15th April
  • Tuesday 16th April

The cost is £15 per child, per day and bookings are subject to availability and places are only guaranteed upon receipt of full payment.

Application forms are available in the club office at Crabble or can be downloaded HERE

Completed forms should be returned in person to the club office at Crabble – the office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.

Payment can be made by debit or credit card.

You also email your form to vikki.pawley@doverathletic.com or give it, along with payment, to one of our community staff at the Happy Feet sessions on Saturday.

Application forms can also be posted to Vikki Pawley, Dover Athletic Football Club, Crabble Athletic Ground, Lewisham Road, River, Dover, Kent CT17 0JB, but please do not include cash – you will be contacted to process the payment over the telephone.

INFO FOR PARENTS/CARERS

Children should arrive no earlier than 9.50am for registration.

They will need to bring a packed lunch and drinks – there will be a ‘tuck shop’ available at lunch time.

Shin pads must be worn at all times while spare/warm clothing is advised should we have bad weather as well as sun cream and a hat should the weather be sunny.

COMMUNITY TRUST WEBSITE

Dover Athletic Community Trust is a charity affiliated to Dover Athletic Football Club (reg. charity no. 1179651).

The trust has now launched its own website where you’ll be able to enjoy the progress of our clubs affiliated charity.

All future community events, news articles and programmes will now be published on the trust website and can be found here: https://doverathleticcommunitytrust.org/

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER APPOINTED

We are very pleased to welcome Pat Sutcliffe to our team as our first employee of the Dover Athletic Community Trust.

Pat has a genuine passion to make our trust a massive success in our local communities and has a breadth of experience and a variety of contacts that enables him to fulfil the role.

The success of this role and how we develop our trust will very much be down to the relationships we nurture within our community and beyond and enable us to build a variety of opportunities to invest in and improve the Dover district and its community needs.

I’m sure all involved with Dover Athletic will join us in wishing Pat every success in his new role and support him on this journey.

Pat will very much take the lead on delivery of our community intentions.

This is the start of something potentially very powerful and impactful in our community where we can make a real difference!

‘TIS THE SEASON TO PARTY AT CRABBLE

Come and join us for a Christmas Party in the Centre Spot.

Eat, drink and get in the festive spirit with a choice of three party nights, December 7th, 14th and 15th, for just £26.95 per person.

The party starts the minute you arrive and you will be welcomed with a glass of chilled bubbly before you sit down and enjoy a delicious three course meal.

After the meal, the dance floor will be open and you can party the night away.

Doors open at 7pm on each night with dinner served from 7.30pm.

To book, call 01304 822 373 or email gavin.hughes@doverathletic.com

Don’t delay, book today!

VIP DEAL HERE TO STAY

We are delighted to announce that our successful VIP Platinum experience for all supporters has been extended until the end of the season.

For every remaining home National League game, we will be offering passes to the new VIP Platinum Suite for only £25 per person.

Please note that this price does NOT include entry for non-season ticket holders who do attend, and they will still need to pay entry on the turnstile on the day.

The experience includes:

  • Butler hosted lounge with large TVs and projector showing the game

  • One course meal, served at your table

  • Reserved undercover premium padded seating

  • Complimentary tea, coffee & mineral water, plus dedicated paid bar before and after match

  • Complimentary matchday team sheet

  • Man of the Match competition and presentation

Arrival at the ground should be for 1pm and food will be served at 1.30pm.

There are only 64 spaces available, so all tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis.

The dress code is smart casual.

To buy your passes please contact the club on 01304 822373, email commercial@doverathletic.com, or call into the office.

We very much look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to experience the new facilities at the club.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER VACANCY

Dover Athletic Community Trust is seeking to appoint a Community Development Officer to develop and deliver an innovative and compressive community programme aimed at establishing permanent and sustainable links with all members of the local community.

The successful candidate will also coordinate and grow established projects,while actively establishing new projects.

The role is for 24 hours per week and includes some weekend working.

There is a competitive rate of pay dependant on experience and a full job description can be found HERE

To join the team and make a real difference to the local community, please apply in writing enclosing a full CV and details of your salary expectations to simon.gretton@doverathletic.com

Deadline for applications is November 8th 2018.

Dover Athletic Community Trust is the official charity of Dover Athletic Football Club and will deliver creative, innovative and diverse engagement initiatives using the power of Dover Athletic to motivate, educate and inspire people in communities to improve life chances.

The vision – for children, young people and adults within our community to be confident, active, healthy and able to determine and achieve their own personal goals and aspirations.

The mission – to enhance people’s lives by using the unique strength of Dover Athletic Football Club to engage, enable and empower people.