*BS*THE STRIKER is an opportunity to support your local team and give yourself a chance to win cash prizes of up to £1,000 every week. You can be a winner for as little as £1 per week.*BF*

Not only do you stand a chance of striking it lucky each week but profits from the Striker are part of the lifeblood of the club’s income, helping to produce a winning first-team and an extensive youth system.

Last Wednesday, January 30, Mr R Osborn scooped the £1,000 top prize and Mr D Hambrook claimed £500. 26 other members won cash prizes from £10 to £50. Details of how to become a member yourself are further down this page.

Due to new Lottery regulations, The Striker’s expenses (prizes + collector’s commissions) cannot exceed 80 per cent of its income so eight of the smaller prizes have had to be withdrawn. From this week 20 cash sums will be awarded, with £1,000 and £500 remaining the star prizes.

If the Striker income rises the club will be in a position to give away more cash prizes in future, increasing every member’s chance of being a winner.

*BS*Members can save money too…*BF*
Even if you don’t scoop the top prize, you can still be a winner. That’s because every member of The Striker can save money with a string of top local businesses. Simply show them your discount card, and immediately save money on furniture, TVs, videos, clothing, garage bills plus lots more.

*BS*How much does it cost?*BF*
Just £1 a week is all it costs to become a member of The Striker. Your membership fee can be collected from you or, to save time, you can pay monthly or quarterly by standing order.

*BS*What happens to the proceeds?*BF*
Naturally, we use the proceeds to fund the weekly cash prizes and a small amount is used to cover certain expenses. But we put the surplus to good use at Dover Athletic FC, to support your local football club and its work in the community. Dover Athletic has many teams ranging from its hugely succesful youth scheme, through to its first team squad.