Welcome Paul Barnes

We are delighted to welcome Paul Barnes to Dover Athletic as an important addition to Jake Leberl’s backroom staff.

The UEFA A-licence coach brings a wealth of experience with him. He has previously worked for Chelsea and Millwall before moving into coaching roles in non-league with the likes of Welling United, Margate and Ashford United. Paul joined Dulwich Hamlet in September 2022 as boss and was instrumental in stabilising the club in the National League South during a difficult transition period following the departure of the previous management team. Since then, he joined Isthmian Premier side Hastings United as boss and despite a good start to this season, internal changes in the club and new ownership saw Barnes depart with the team sitting comfortably in mid-table.

We are excited to have Paul join us at Dover Athletic and look forward to the positive influence he will bring to our club. Welcome aboard, Paul!