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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.

 

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

Stand up to be seen and admired

THE new £1,325,000 Family Stand will be open for business for the first time at Crabble on Saturday.

It will officially be opened ahead of the National League clash with Guiseley.

So get there early to grab your seat and take a first look at Crabble from a different vantage point!

The occasion will feature as part of our Family and Diversity Day ƒand there will be so much on offer when the gates open at 12 noon.

The modern design includes 500 seats and will provide the club with Football League standard dressing rooms, refereeƒ’s changing rooms and medical room, as well as a new location for the control room where our matchday safety operations will be run out of.

There will also be extra toilet facilities and dedicated viewing areas for disabled supporters.

The impressive construction features Glulam, which was made in sections and brought over from Bosnia, before being assembled on site while the seating is from Scandanavia.

It was built with grants covering around £400,000 of the cost while the balance came from chairman Jim Parmenter and sponsorship.

To add to the celebrations, there will be FREE hot dogs for kids (limits apply), FREE goodie bags and plenty of pre-match entertainment, including the pipes of The Brigade of Gurkhas as well as the Vista Twisters Cheerleading Team.

The club has also given tickets to all 52 Dover district schools to allow students to attend the day and savour the Crabble experience.

The day also represents the launch of our ONE TOWN, ONE TEAM, ONE DOVER campaign, so we hope you come and join us.

GRAND DAY PLANNED AT CRABBLE

GRAND DAY PLANNED AT CRABBLE

A GRAND day out is on the cards at Crabble on Saturday, November 19.

The new Family Stand will have its official grand opening ahead of the National League clash with Guiseley.

The celebration will feature as part of the Family and Diversity Day – and there will be so much on offer when the gates open at 12 noon.

FREE hot dogs for kids (limits apply), FREE goodie bags and plenty of pre-match entertainment, including the Vista Twisters Cheerleading Team.

More details about what’s planned will be revealed as the big day approaches!

The club has also given tickets to all 52 Dover district schools to allow students to attend the day and savour the Crabble experience.

The day also represents the launch of our ONE TOWN, ONE TEAM, ONE DOVER campaign.

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