Dorchester Town Football Club has a new commercial director - and he's here to make a difference.

Carl Mintern has recently been appointed for the role and is keen to give the club a boost.

As reported previously, the football club converted to a not-for-profit entity in 2015 and has since been making efforts to increase the community's involvement in its day-to-day running.

Over the past year, the club has organised numerous events including a fun day at the stadium and a community engagement day in the Borough Gardens.

Another major part of the club's plans to become a community hub is the construction of a 3G pitch which due to be completed this month.

Mr Mintern said: "There are 19,000 people living in Dorchester and we have less than 150 having an involvement in the club. This is what I want to change.

"Members of the community can become an owner of the club for £30 a year. This would give them involvement in the entire running of the club - they can have as much or as little involvement as they like but they are welcome to attend its annual meetings, vote on any future plans and so much more.

"The club has done so many things right but there are things that can be improved - getting the community more involved is top of my list.

"About 130 people have already signed up as owners. If we got to 500 new owners I think the board would consider it a success and a great achievement but I hope that we could exceed that number.

"I would consider anything less than 1,000 over two years disappointing.

"If people want to do something to support their community, this is it.

"Dorchester Town Football Club is for sale and we need to community to come and board and make it their own."