Dons: Chief appeals for more fans

Dons Chief Executive Carl Hall. Picture: Howard Roe
Dons Chief Executive Carl Hall. Picture: Howard Roe

Dons chief executive Carl Hall has issued a rallying call for more supporters for their crucial game against Whitehaven on Sunday.

The Doncaster outfit have been in a rich vein of form recently and are heading into their Championship clash at the Keepmoat on the back of three successive wins.

However, the only sour note to Doncaster’s fine 32-4 victory over visitors Barrow Raiders last week was their dismal attendance figures.

Just 560 turned up to see the Dons’ demolition - nearly half the figure that was at the same fixture, and around the same date, last season.

Hall said: “The attendance was disappointing on Sunday. It’s not good enough for this level of rugby.

“To be honest I’m at a loss as to what to do. We’ve tried Ladies Days, double-headers with Doncaster Rovers and other ways to bring in the crowds but just over 500 financially will see us unable to cope alongside the rest of the division. I’d like Dons fans to tell me what we can do.

“Next year is a massive time for rugby and we need to be able to compete. That means bringing in the crowds and improving ticket sales to get us up to the same level as others.

“The team are playing well but they need support.”

Doncaster play Whitehaven today (Sunday), at the Keepmoat, at 3pm.