You are either moving forward or backwards in life and I am only interested in moving forward with Dover, says chairman Jim Parmenter
DOVER ATHLETIC chairman Jim Parmenter says there is a possibility of the club relocating to a new stadium.
The Whites end 2015 sitting in the top five in the Vanarama National League table on 46 points from 28 games.
Mr Parmenter, who was speaking to www.doverathletic.com, was full of praise for manager Chris Kinnear as the club push for the play-offs in the New Year.
He said: “The performance of the team is testament to Chris, his management team and the players. All of the players know their job and their efforts have been fantastic this year.”
Reflecting on 2015, the Dover Athletic chairman added: “The last year has been a success as a whole. There have been a few downs, but not too many dull moments and overall a superb return to the National League.”
Next year promises even more for the Crabble faithful.
Mr Parmenter said: “On the pitch we are in contention for the play-offs and The FA Trophy and if we can add a couple more to the squad and can stay clear of injuries and suspensions, then we have a good chance.
“We have got planning permission for a new stand which is well on the way and though I must stress we are currently in the discussion stage, there is a possibility of the club relocating to a new stadium.”
A crowd of 1,536 saw Bromley come away from Crabble with a 3-2 victory on Bank Holiday Monday.
“Our fans were fantastic,” said Mr Parmenter.
“But we would never be able to sustain playing in the Football League on attendances of less than 1,000. I need the fans and the town to really get behind the club and add to the brilliant hardcore support we already have.”
However, as the club continues to grow in stature, the long-standing chairman has no plans to stop striving for Football League status.
“You are either moving forward or backwards in life and I am only interested in moving forward with Dover.
“I wish all our fans a happy New Year and please get your friends to come and support the club.
“You can’t fail to be impressed with what the club has achieved and we will continue to do, but the only thing we are missing is a bigger crowd.”
Dover Athletic host Welling United on Saturday, 3pm.
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