Dover Athletic Football Club would like to express its gratitude to those fans who have purchased either season tickets, the new 2021/22 season commemorative Supporters Shirt, or both this week.

The response to both has been simply stunning and your commitment to support us during this challenging and unprecedented time means so very much to us.

Chairman Jim Parmenter said: “We’ve been absolutely delighted with the support we are getting – it has been brilliant.

“It is a testament to the fantastic support of the Black and White Army and their desire to back their Club, and we thank everyone who has purchased the items already.

“The number of shirts that have been snapped up since they went on sale on Wednesday has been outstanding and hopefully they continue to sell as well as they are.

“The money raised from each shirt sale will go a long way in helping our cause.”

Manager Andy Hessenthaler and the names his staff and players will also now be sublimated into the fabric of the shirt alongside the fans.

Hessenthaler said: “We are all in this together – my staff, my players, the fans … the whole club – so we’ve bought into this fantastic concept.

“We really have got to stick together and support each other on the pitch and on the terraces, so that’s what this shirt is all about – we’re in, are you?

The exclusive one-off shirt is only available via pre-order for £50 from the club shop and will not be available for general purchase.

Supporters wanting to see their name featured on the shirt will have a strict deadline of 5pm on July 17 to secure their place in our club history.

Unfortunately, due to manufacturing timelines, we are unable to accept any orders received after this deadline.

The shirt is manufactured by local company, Ambition Sport, and is a regular fit with adult sizes from small to 4XL available.

The shirts will be available three to four weeks after the deadline.