Reintroducing Archie Hatcher

Archie Hatcher, Dover Athletic Academy graduate was part of the core academy side that achieved the 22/23 League Title, FA Youth Cup Round 3 and the Kent Schools Academy’s Cup.

Hatcher signed his first contract with the senior team earlier in the 23/24 campaign after a couple of substitute appearances, before making his first start in the FA Cup at home to Hastings United. With a Man of the Match winning performance, he then started in the league away to top of the table Bath City, where Hatcher scored our Goal of the Season with a superb strike from outside of the box and subsequently won Player of the Month for October.

Hatcher made 18 appearances across the season scoring 3 goals and has since gained interest from league clubs, including a trail spell at Blackburn Rovers. His contract has been extended into the 24/25 season.

Academy Boss and First Team Assistant Mike Sandmann has said:

Archie will only continue to improve and we look forward to seeing him continue to develop with us in the new season.

Mike Sandmann

Hatcher wants to give you all the following message:

Hi Dover Fans. Thank you for your unbelievable support last season, it really makes a difference to us on and off the pitch. Having finished my first season in senior football, I have learnt so much and can’t wait to improve my game. On a personal note, scoring on my league debut away to Bath was such an amazing feeling and can’t wait to hopefully score many more goals next season and get us back to where we belong. Looking forward to seeing you all back at the Crabble for the new season. Hatcher

Archie Hatcher