News Archive


Wildcats & Womens Football Starts Sat 4th May

Dover Athletic Community Trust have been successful in securing funding from the National League Trust and the FA to offer football activities for women and girls aged from 5 upwards.

The National League Trust have offered funding to subsidise a programme for girls aged 12-16 as well as women's walking football. The FA have granted permission for the Trust to run an SSE Wildcats Centre for girls aged 5-11 as part of a National initiative to get more girls playing the game.


Dover Athletic Under 13s Go to Crabble

Dover Athletic U13s were invited to Crabble on Saturday as winners of the Kent Youth League East Division. The boys still have a 100% record in the league with only 1 game of the season remaining.

The boys met up with their first team counterparts before their draw with Chesterfield, and were shown all areas of the Crabble ground with members of the Dover Athletic Community Trust.


Easter Happy Feet School Now Open


We are running an Easter Soccer School and you can now apply to join in.

This will run on Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th, Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th April - full details are in the dowloadable forms below.

Application forms can be downloaded, completed and returned along with the payment to the football club office, in person. Please DO NOT send cash in the post. Alternatively, they can be submitted with payment to one of our community staff at the Saturday morning Happy Feet football sessions.


2019 Charity Golf Day Announced

This years charity golf day in aid of Dover Athletic Community Trust will be held on Thursday 13th June 2019.

We are hopeful for great weather again at Canterbury Golf Club where we hope to see many returning players and many new to join them.

The day will start with registration at 7.00am, welcomed by a nice bacon butty, tea and coffee. We'll aim to start play by 8.30am where we'll follow a Stableford format on a shotgun start.


Dover Striker Jamie Allen Visits Whitfield U7s.

Whitfield Juniors Under 7s got a fantastic surprise as Dover Athletic's Jamie Allen dropped into their training session on Tuesday night. Pat Sutcliffe, (Community Development Officer for the Dover Athletic Community Trust) ran a fun training session, and centre forward Allen popped along to help out. He entertained the youngsters by showing them some skills, before joining in with games and finally handing out the player of the session award.


DACT Attended the Official Opening of DOVER DISTRICT LEISURE CENTRE

Dover Athletic Community Trust were delighted to attend the official opening of the DOVER DISTRICT LEISURE CENTRE on Monday 4th March. The centre has been open to the public for a week now and it is very clear this fantastic sporting environment is going to have a significant positive impact on the Dover Community.


Temple Ewell Represents DAFC in Regional Finals at Sutton Utd

Temple Ewell school represented Dover Athletic Football Club at the National League Trust Southern regional tournament at Sutton Utd FC on Thursday 14th February.

On a glorious day the boys had to play against sides from Bromley, Hampton and Richmond, Welling and Slough. The team, made up of 4 year 6s, 3 year 5s and a year 4 competed in a year 6 competition and more than held their own. They were handed a tough first game against a very talented Welling side, and managed to come away with a 0-0 draw. They lost the next game 2-0 to a strong Bromley team, before unluckily losing 1-0 to Slough in a game where they were on top for most of it. Finally they drew 1-1 with Hampton and Richmond levelling with an absolute screamer from Owen.


Under 11s 6-A-Side Final at Crabble

Well done to Temple Ewell, our 2018/19 Under 11s 6-A-Side winners

The final was again blessed with good weather and the match was played out between Whitfield Primary School & Temple Ewell Primary School.

The boys played two twelve minute halves in front of a decent sized crowd of supporting parents and friends of all the children involved. And by the end an increasing audience of Dover Athletic players and management team also looked on.


Under 11s 6-A-Side National League Trust Tournament

Well done to all who participated today in the Dover Athletic Community Trust 6-a-Side tournament.

Five schools entered; with representation from River Primary School, St Richards Catholic Primary School, Temple Ewell Primary School, White Cliffs Primary College for the Arts and Whitfield Primary School.