*BS*DOVER ATHLETIC have signed a cracker from Folkestone on a one-year deal.

*BF*No, it is not the return of fans’ favourite Walid Matata – but Folkestone lovely Sasha Buckingham.

Whites have agreed to sponsor Sasha, who is representing England at the Miss Euroregion competition, which will be holding its grand final in Ypres, Belgium, in October.

Sasha, who helped the club launch its 2006-2007 strip at Crabble on Saturday, is one of 10 girls in the England team taking part in the event against other European nations.

In return for Whites’ sponsorship, Sasha has agreed to help the club with PR events taking place throughout the season, including a recruitment drive for the club’s weekly £1,000 top cash-prize draw, the Striker.

Vice chairman Roger Knight said: “Sasha was one of the models helping us launch our new kit on Saturday and her mum and I got chatting.

“She was telling me all about the Miss Euroregion competition and how exciting it was getting, now that Sasha will be representing England in the grand final.

*Ppic1*”She mentioned to me that Sasha was struggling for sponsorship – and we thought that was a shame. We know how competitors of these events need sponsorship.

“And we thought it would be great to help her, seeing as she has helped us and agreed to do some more PR launches during the upcoming season.

“Also the Dover Athletic logo will be used in all PR material here in the UK for Miss Euroregion and countries involved in the event, which will include any flyers, posters, web pages, stage introductions and, of course, on Sasha’s luggage.”

Everyone connected with Dover Athletic wish Sasha all the best of luck and hope she brings the top prize back to England.