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Take a look at our sponsorship opportunities for the 2023/24 campaign.

With the finale of the 2022/23 campaign now concluded, we look forward to another season in the Vanarama National South division with Mitch Brundle taking us forward. With things about to move in a positive manner on the pitch, why not come and join us off the pitch with an abundance of sponsorship opportunities available at the club. We have a range of ways to get your company name and brand advertised in both static and fluid form.

On our Home & Away kits we have the following opportunities available:

  • Shorts Sponsor
  • Back of Shirt Sponsor
  • Shirt Sleeve Sponsor
Have your company brand around the pitch at Crabble or on the stands

Around the ground we have the following:

  • Centre Spot – 37 Metre High Level Hoarding
  • River End – 24 Metre Hoarding
  • Dover End – 24 Metre Hoarding
  • VIP Area – 24 Metre High Level Hoarding

We also have many other exciting opportunities. All commercial sponsors receive two VIP season tickets as part of the package.

If you wish to express an interest and find out more information then don’t hesitate to contact Jim Parmenter on


Its a bitter-sweet end to the 2022/23 campaign.

The sun was beating down at the Megger Community Stadium as the two sides preparing to play out a relegation showdown took to the stage. Dover Athletic, having not won at home in their previous six attempts, hosted Weymouth who were the form horse of the two.

It was the team from down on the Solent who started the brightest, most notably with skipper Tom Bearwish who headed straight into the arms of Stuart Nelson after 5 minutes. Moments later and again Nelson was watching an Akheem Rose effort go narrowly wide of his upright.

Dover tried to get into the game but the home sides passing radars were slightly off as the Whites failed to string a series of passes together. Brad Ash for Weymouth was occupying both Dover centre halves and was keeping them honest.

It was the impressive Ash who opened the scoring for the Terras after good work down the right hand side was rewarded with the forward lashing the ball past the helpless Nelson after a neat cut back by the dead ball line.

Dover had a mountain to climb with Weymouth now leapfrogging them in the table and it got even worse for the hosts in the 30th minute when a free header by Rose managed to squirm under the body of Nelson, with the Whites unable to clear from a corner. Luke Wanadio struck the crossbar with on the brink of half-time but it was going to be a tough team talk for Mitch Brundle.

The Whites looked to get back into the game and exerted plenty of pressure on Weymouth but the visiting defence was not in the mood to throw away any goals. It was the story of Dover’s campaign. Plenty of action but nothing to back it up with despite dominating large parts of the game. In South London, Chippenham Town were leading at Dulwich Hamlet, which in the end proved costly for the Hamlet who slid into the drop zone on goal difference.

With moments to go, both sets of fans were singing ‘We are staying up’, but it was done the hard way for the Whites who reclaimed National League status once again. ‘I’m disappointed with the performance and the situation but I’m delighted we have stayed in the division,’ said Brundle post match.


Dover Athletic: Nelson, Judd, Paxman, Sterling, Janjeva, Higgs, Martin, Oliver, Wanadio, Baptiste, Nikaj

Weymouth: Weymouth  Benfield, Howe, Carlyle, Wilson, Sesay, Bearwish, Hemings, Blair, O’Connell, Rose, Ash

Attendance: 1509



Whites hold their annual awards

The curtain came down on the 2022/23 Vanarama National South campaign with the club holding its annual Supporters Club awards ceremony. There were three trophies up for grabs, Golden Boot, Away Supporters Player and Supporters Player of the season.

Luke Wanadio claimed the Golden Boot, hitting double figures for the season.

Myles Judd picked up both the Andy Fisher shield for Away Supporters Player of the season and the Simon Harris shield for Supporters Player of the Season. The Simon Harris Shield was presented by Simons son. Judd then chose the Pilgrims Hospice as the recipient of the £200 cheque kindly donated by the Supporters Club. Our number two was often seen marauding down the right hand side of the pitch and his no nonsense style went down well with the fans.

As always we appreciate the effort from all the players and we wish them well in the future.


An open letter from the Gaffer.

My Dover family,The home support in recent weeks has been amazing myself, the staff and players really appreciate it. You’ve been amazing from when I first came to the football club and its been ever better since I got the job. This weekend we are going to need you more than ever, I hope you can be the 12th man for us. It’s not been the season anyone wanted. We are in the situation we are in, going down to the final game of the season to keep this amazing football club in the division. I have been doing everything possible at my disposal through the whole season to fight for the club and I will continue to do so. We need you now more than ever to be positive and get behind the lads and I look forward to seeing as many of you who can possibly make the game Saturday. Up the whites, let’s get the Crabble rocking.



Your Club Needs You

We head into the final game of the Vanarama National South campaign with our destiny in our own hands. I think its fair to say that the 2022/23 season hasn’t gone exactly as planned but sometimes thats football and thats how it works out. You need a little bit of luck at times and as the old saying goes, the rub of the green. The club haven’t had that in a while, either on or off the pitch, but we want to look forwards and not backwards and while we still have points on the board advantage, we have hope. We have one more game at home, one final push and we want you to be there to help drag us over the line.

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Hungerford Town and Cheshunt had their fates decided on Tuesday night, losing to Bath City and Worthing respectively. Our hosts Weymouth have find a little form in the run-in, including an impressive 3-1 win away at Taunton Town on Tuesday evening, to set up this all or nothing encounter. A win for the Whites and its plain sailing into the Vanarama South 2023/24 campaign. Concord also fell through the trap door last night, falling 4-3 to Havant in a thrilling tie at Canvey Island. It now means that if Dover lose, Dulwich will need to only a point to send us down so it all depends on ourself to dig us out of a hole.

Whatever the outcome, we need to make sure that we are sensible in the stands.

It’s the biggest game of the season.

It’s a big game for the players and a big game for me.

Gaffer Mitch Brundle spoke to Kent Online Sport in the build-up to the match. ‘It’s a very stressful week for me. It’s the biggest game of the season. It’s a big game for the players and a big game for me. From where we were, 14th or 15th, we’re now about where our budget is. Everyone else has invested in their squad. I have watched their games against Slough and Hampton. We have managed to get that video footage of them. But we haven’t performed against certain teams around us in certain games and then we beat someone like Braintree and you just think ‘How?’. But we’ll just try and be positive, going into the last game.’


Form Guide:

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The Whites have had the better of the visitors, winning three of the last five encounters including a 2-0 victory back in September.


Admission for this match is by turnstile only. We accept both card and cash on the gate.

Adults – £16

Over 60 – £14

Under 18 – £8

Under 11s continue to be free with paying adult

We hope to see as many of you there as possible. COYW.


We look ahead to our season finale both on and off the pitch.

The Whites face Weymouth on Saturday, looking to complete the 2022/23 season with a win. Mitch Brundle and the players will be looking to put on a show one final time before the summer break and we hope that you can join us at Crabble.

Dover Athletic Youth Section:

All the players from the Dover Athletic Youth Section have been invited to attend the match and will be doing a lap of honour at half-time to show our appreciation for their efforts in representing the club at various ages.

Charlton Primary School:

We welcome the children from Charlton Primary School to the game as they will be the mascots for the match. It will be a great experience for the children and further engages us into the community, something that will be at the forefront from next season with the new community officer in place.

Dover Athletic Supporters Club:

Following the completion of the match, the supporters club will be holding its annual awards in the Centre Spot. It is open to anyone and we would encourage you to stay behind after the game and watch the awards. There will also be a buffet kindly provided by the Supporters Club.

The awards up for nomination are:

  • Golden Boot
  • The Andy Fisher Shield for Away Supporters Player of the Season
  • The Simon Harris Shield for Supporters Player of the Season.

The winner of the Simon Harris award will nominate a charity for a £200 payment to be made by DASC.

We hope that we can get as many of you there as possible to finish the season on a high.


Fancy watching the Whites take on Weymouth in style? Of course you do.

This Saturday we host Weymouth in the Vanarama National South. Mitch Brundle and the boys will be looking to put on a show and where else would you rather watch it than here with us. It’s the final home match of the season so why not treat yourself to see in the finale of the 2022/23 campaign.

Watch the game from the best seats in the house and let our match day hospitality provide the ultimate way to spend your time with us.

The package includes:

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

  • A three-course meal served at your table

  • Reserved undercover premium padded seating

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

  • Complimentary match day team sheet

The very special experience costs £28 per person and is available for individual and group bookings, or as a gift voucher.

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

On the menu for the game will be :

  • Prawn Cocktail
  • Pie, Mash, Vegetables & gravy
  • Cheesecake

Arrival at the ground should be at 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 VIP ticket please email or call the office on 01304 822373


Your club needs you.

This weekends sees the conclusion of the 2022/23 Vanarama National South campaign and it doesn’t get much tighter at the bottom with teams fighting for survival. We welcome Weymouth to Crabble in what will be a must win game now to secure our status as a National League club. The Terras will be heading to Kent desperate for the three points themselves, having beaten Slough on Saturday to move off the foot of the table.

Although we have a five point advantage over Cheshunt, the clubs in the bottom four all picked up points and have games in hand to be played during the week. We have our destiny in our own hands. Win and our league standing remains, but if we fail to pick up three points, then all of a sudden we are reliant on results going our way.

Dulwich Hamlet – Dulwich face Concord midweek which means that someone will drop points and then face an in form Chippenham on Saturday.

Cheshunt – A midweek home tie against play-off chasing Worthing and then a trip to Tonbridge to face the Angels.

Concord Rangers – The form horse of the bottom teams. Three games remaining including a six pointer against Dulwich. They finish the campaign with Havant & Waterlooville at home and then a trip to Eastbourne to face Boro.

Weymouth – Before heading to us Weymouth must head to Taunton Town.

Hungerford – The only team that cannot mathematically catch us. They face Bath City and league champions Ebbsfleet on the final day.

As a football club we appreciate your support from far and wide and we need you to come in numbers on Saturday to cheer the boys over the line. Bring a friend and one of their friends. It hasn’t been the season that we all anticipated after we dropped out of the National League last year but behind the scenes there has been a lot of hard work going on to ensure that we even still have a football club. Be loud and lets give the Gaffer and the lads some noise to get the win that we all need. We all need to stick together, support, and the good times will come back. Keep the Faith.

Form Guide:

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Head to Head:

The Whites have had the better of the visitors, winning three of the last five encounters including a 2-0 victory back in September.


Admission for this match is by turnstile only. We accept both card and cash on the gate.

Adults – £16

Over 60 – £14

Under 18 – £8

Under 11s continue to be free with paying adult

We hope to see as many of you there as possible. COYW.


We hit the road for the final time this season.

The Whites head to the Cherrywood road stadium to take on Farnborough on the penultimate weekend of the 2022/23 season. Mitch Brundle and the boys will be looking to bring home three points following defeat last time out on the road. Concord Rangers proved to be a tough nut to crack despite creating numerous chances. Boro themselves will be looking to gain momentum with a last gasp hope of a play-off place.

Form Guide:

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Head to Head: 

Boro have had the upper hand over the Whites in recent years but the lads will be looking to change that this weekend.

DASC Coach Travel:

There are still spaces available for the coach but these are limited as they are filling up fast.


Adult – £12

Concession – £10

16-21 – £6


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Farnborough Football Club

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The Gaffer looks back on the weeks football. 

It certainly wasn’t an ideal week for the Whites with defeats coming from teams at opposite ends of the table. Relegation is mathematically possible but we hold an eight point advantage on our rivals, with Cheshunt and Hungerford both having face tough opposition on the penultimate weekend of the campaign. Farnborough will be a tough challenge with the hosts still mathematically able to make the play-offs, although it looks like they may need snookers.

Speaking to Kent Online Sport, Mitch Brundle was both disappointed and showing desire in getting the boys over the line. ‘I think they took their foot off the gas. They stopped doing the things that got them there. We were just careless in possession.’ When speaking about the heavy 5-1 home defeat to Oxford City. ‘Most of the goals came from us actually being in control of the ball and moving it, trying to open up spaces and giving away sloppy passes. They counter well. They have got players who score and had the desire, and they ran past a couple of players in our team which is not acceptable.

We’re going to need every player to roll their sleeves up now and go “Right, we need to fight for a massive result.”

Some of the goals we conceded came from us being in possession. We’ve looked into all the goals and the work-rate to actually defend the goal with their lives wasn’t good enough. We kept letting them get in with easy chances. The desire to stop people from scoring just wasn’t there. You can’t have that at this level, especially against a team fighting for the play-offs. I put myself on up top to just try and put myself in a position where we could actually get up the pitch and stop conceding. It didn’t seem to work that way. We were missing the experienced boys.

But Will and Andi have done well in certain games. It’s just a lack of leadership, really. They’re still young kids but they have got to grow up quickly. You’re in the men’s team, you have earned the right to get there, and you have got to step up to the plate now. You have got to demand from the experienced boys. You’ve got to be really dominant and aggressive as a centre-half. That’s what centre-halves do.’

Defeat to basement club Concord Rangers was not in the script either but it isn’t all doom and gloom just yet. ‘I said that from eight or nine games ago. You’re never safe until those teams, mathematically, can’t get to you. There’s always these things in football where something extraordinary happens so we can’t afford to switch off. ‘We’re going to need the experience, we’re going to need the energy, we’re going to need the athleticism and the desire. We’re going to need every player to roll their sleeves up now and go “Right, we need to fight for a massive result.”

Keep the Faith.