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New Director To Ensure Stadium Matches The Best
Posted: 25th January 2018
Dorking Wanderers have appointed a new Operations Director with extensive non-league football insight as the club gears up for next month’s move to the new Meadowbank stadium.
Ben Eltham joins the senior management team in a new role to ensure a first class match day experience for supporters at the club’s new town centre home.
Ben is well known in non-league football circles as one of the founders and Presenter of the hugely successful non-league media producers Back of the Net, who provide exclusive coverage of all 72 clubs in the Bostik League. Over the past three years, he has experienced match days behind-the-scenes at non-league football clubs throughout the south of England and is well placed to bring the very best practice to Dorking and the new stadium.
In addition to his non-league media work, Ben brings sports management expertise to the club, having been employed previously as a manager at leisure centres in Guildford, Bracknell and Basingstoke.
Welcoming the new member of his team, Dorking Wanderers chairman Marc White says, “I'm absolutely delighted that Ben has decided to join us. Not only does he have a wealth of sports management experience but, as anyone who’s listened to him presenting Back of the Net will know, he’s hugely knowledgeable and absolutely passionate about non-league football with brilliant contacts in other clubs.
“He’s shown with the way he's built up his sports media company in a short space of time that he makes things happen with professionalism. He’s an absolute key appointment for ensuring Meadowbank offers visitors an experience matching the very best in local football - and that the stadium works for everybody in Dorking.”
Alongside Meadowbank, Ben Eltham will take on responsibility for the running of other operational areas at the club, including facilities, commercial matters and ongoing management of the Dorking Wanderers Academy which is also moving to the new stadium as it enters its second season.
“I’m delighted to have been appointed to this new role in a club that’s already achieved so much, and at such an exciting time with the move to a brand new stadium,” Ben says.
“I’ll be doing my best to make sure we continue to make huge strides off well as on the field.”
Dorking Wanderers are due to play the first-ever game at the new Meadowbank stadium on Tuesday 27th February, a local derby in the Bostik Premier Division with Leatherhead. Tickets for the game are currently on sale at www.dorkingwanderers.com.