TWO helium balloons, released amongst hundreds of others on the club’s Family and Diversity Day last Saturday, have been found in Germany.

One was discovered by master painter Udo HÇÏdrich in Bollberg, some 910 km away from Crabble, on Sunday.

Udo sent us a photograph of his ‘find’ as you will see above.

Another balloon was found in Kathrinhagen, 645 km away, from Dover.

The balloons had Dover Athletic Football Club on them, the club badge and web address so we are delighted to see how far they travelled.

If any others have been located, please let us know and you might have found a lucky one.

Among the balloons released there were 10 with vouchers attached.

The balloons will be black with white print, blue with white print and yellow with black print.

If found, those vouchers can be exchanged for a VIP experience, two Premier Club tickets for one person and a guest , to sample the high life at one of Whites home league games this season.

One VIP prize has already been claimed by a local child and his mum, so that leaves nine more out there – keep your eyes peeled!!

If you’re lucky enough to find one with a voucher, just follow the instructions to claim your prize.

The Premier Club day pass normally costs £70.00 plus VAT per person and gets you:

  •  Premier allocated parking
  •  Entry
  •  Premier lounge access
  •  Food & Drink in the premier lounge
  •  Matchday Magazine & Team sheet
  •  Premier viewing position with padded seat for comfort

The balloons were released as part of the celebrations for the official opening of the new £1.3million Family Stand ahead of the National League clash with Guiseley.

Whites won 2-0 to cap off a memorable day for the majority of the 3,018 crowd ƒ?? the travelling Guiseley contingent might not agree.

Dover Athletic chairman Jim Parmenter was thrilled with the result and how the day went.

He said “It was an absolutely fantastic day. We had something for everyone who came along to enjoy the experience.”

ƒ”It was a great day all round and hopefully those new supporters who came along will come back and support us again.ƒ”

As for his new stand, the chairman added “It’s a terrific testament to the hard work of all the people that were involved in seeing it come from being on a blueprint to what you see today.ƒ”

The modern design of the new stand includes 500 seats and will provide the club with Football League standard dressing rooms, refereeƒ’s changing rooms and medical room.

It also houses the new location for the control room where our matchday safety operations will be run out of.

There are also be extra toilet facilities and dedicated viewing areas for disabled supporters.

The day also represented the launch of our ONE TOWN, ONE TEAM, ONE DOVER campaign.