Actually, an ethnic liason officer isn't a bad idea. Charlton have a section of their "football in the community unit" specifically tailored to include ethnic minorities and its obviously worked for them. If you took up the post Gravesindian, you would get a free entry into the ground every week! Anyway, we are playing better football than the Gurus at the moment! You are right though, it would be nice to see a more diverse bunch of supporters that more accurately reflect the cultural background of the Town.
However, I believe that the club should be open to THE COMMUNITY, regardless of sex, colour, age or disability. What should be happening on a more regular basis is the issue of complimentaries to junior schools in the area, Dover, Cecil and Wrotham Road schools being particular examples of multi-racial schools which would be only to glad to have an involvement with its local team.
Similarly, if you get some of the players helping out with school activities, they become popular with the kids. Jacko was a great ambassador for the club and its amazing how many youngsters treat him with respect even now that he isn't with the club. The kids will want to watch their new "heros" play and will get their Mums and Dads to take them to a game.
Although I realise that a sizeable chunk of our squad are not exactly local, there are one or two that appear to be "in between" jobs, (Walshe and Drury for example?)that would fit the bill admireably. I'm sure it would also engender a sense of the community into the players as well, which surely isn't a bad thing?