MEDIA AND PRESS
Media access at Dorking Wanderers Football Club on a match day is by accreditation only
All Visiting Club Media accreditation will be given priority and handled through Club Secretaries in the first instance and forwarded to our Media Coordinator
1.1 All external/freelance media accreditation requests for all Dorking Wanderers matches at The Meadowbank Stadium must be submitted via email to our Media Coordinator, Steve O'Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 48 hours prior to the fixture.
1.2 All photographers/videographers applying to attend National League fixtures at The Meadowbank Stadium will need to ensure they have a valid National League Photographic Licence.
Please note that spot checks may be made
1.3 Written and broadcast media requests will only be approved for genuine media outlets - simply make a request in writing via e-mail to the details below. All requests must come from company e-mail addresses or on company letterhead paper – any personal requests will be disregarded.
1.4 All media passes will be issued at the Club's discretion.
1.5 All applications will be replied to no less than 24 hours before the fixture with confirmation or rejection of the application.
1.6 Please note that there is restricted parking at the stadium itself, however, there are numerous car parks within a short walk. Please click here to view the Guide to parking on Matchdays
1.7 As detailed in the Clubs ground regulations, the filming or taking of photographs within The Meadowbank Stadium on a matchday is permitted only to holders of the relevant media pass and any persons found without will be ejected from the stadium (with the exception of those supporters using Mobile Phones or Compact Digital Cameras).
Match Accreditation - On Matchday
2.1 All passes must be collected from the sign-posted Media Entrance at least 30 minutes prior to the game commencing.
2.2 Accredited media personnel will be required to sign the attendance sheet before they will be given a match pass which will enable them to gain admission to The Meadowbank Stadium via the Media Entrance situated next to the collection point.
2.3 All press passes must be displayed at all times and must be presented to stewards when requested.
2.4 Photographers should bring with them a hi-vis fluorescent bib which must be worn within the boundaries of the stadium at all times. We do not allow access within 10 metres of the dugouts or the dugouts themselves (with the exception of Dorking Wanderers Media/Photographers).
2.5 There are limited seats available for written and radio media in the Stonegate Homes Stand at the Stadium. Please ask for the Matchday Coordinator to be shown to the Press area.
2.6 Official team sheets will be issued to written and radio media in the Press Box and distributed to the photographers pitch side around 30 minutes prior to kick-off.
2.7 The Press Box does have Wi-Fi access, however, we do recommend bringing a dongle or your own My-Fi. Power sockets are limited and only available via a restricted number of allocated press/media seats in the Stonegate Homes Stand..
2.8 Access to the tunnel area at The Meadowbank Stadium is strictly prohibited without express permission and accreditation from the Media Department. Any member of the Press found in the tunnel area without the correct identification and accreditation may result in ejection from the stadium.
2.9 Following the game media interviews will take place pitchside with both club managers.