Southampton Football Club challenge fans to play Find the Ball on huge scale

Saints players Jos Hooiveld and Paulo Gazzaniga met fans Reece (3) and Ethan (7) Harding.

Saints players Jos Hooiveld and Paulo Gazzaniga met fans Reece (3) and Ethan (7) Harding.

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IT’S the great Southampton ball hunt.

Saints are challenging fans to play Find the Ball on an epic scale by hiding 500 limited edition footballs around the county today.

And, if you are lucky enough to spot one, not only do you win it but you can also ‘earn your stripes’ by winning Saints’ new kit before it goes on sale.

Simply take a selfie of yourself with it and post it to Twitter with the hashtag #EarnYourStripes to enter the contest.

Ten winners will then be drawn at random and invited to collect one of the first home shirts off the production line at an event next Friday evening, the night before the kit officially goes on sale.

And you can also send your selfies to picdesk@dailyecho.co.uk and see Monday’s Daily Echo for an update.

WestQuay is one of the places the balls have been left and Saints stars Jos Hooiveld and Paulo Gazzaniga were at the shopping centre to meet fans and sign autographs.

Hundreds lined up around the shopping centre to get autographs and their pictures taken with the star pair.

Southampton school pupils Barnaby Taylor, Charlie Harrigan and Joe Case, all 14, said they were thrilled to meet two of their heroes.

Barnaby, who goes to King Edward VI School, said: “They were great to chat to and they are looking forward to the new season. We chatted about last season and they said they were hoping we could build on our success and stay in the top ten.”

The boys added they hoped new manager Ronald Koeman brings in top talent like Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku.

If you need some help tracking down the balls make sure you add ‘southamptonfc’ on Snapchat as the club will reveal clues where to find the balls throughout the day.

Saints staff were out at 5am today dropping balls in places including the Common, Winchester Cathedral and Eastleigh town centre.

Where to find the balls:

Southampton:

Eastleigh: Shopping area

Winchester: Cathedral

New Forest: Training ground Houses around the corner

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10:56am Sat 12 Jul 14

Redslo says...

Don't suppose there is any chance that one of them is hidden in San Luis Obispo, California?
Don't suppose there is any chance that one of them is hidden in San Luis Obispo, California? Redslo
  • Score: 4

11:11am Sat 12 Jul 14

CHARLIE TAYLOR says...

OR ZANTE !!
OR ZANTE !! CHARLIE TAYLOR
  • Score: 3

11:40am Sat 12 Jul 14

emglish.melitopol says...

And in Ukraine please
And in Ukraine please emglish.melitopol
  • Score: 3

11:59am Sat 12 Jul 14

Bordon Saint says...

Nowhere near Bordon then, what a suprise
Nowhere near Bordon then, what a suprise Bordon Saint
  • Score: 2

12:12pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Steady Eddie says...

What about that hotbed of support in Romsey?
What about that hotbed of support in Romsey? Steady Eddie
  • Score: 3

12:16pm Sat 12 Jul 14

chapelsaint says...

None in Liverpool I take it!
None in Liverpool I take it! chapelsaint
  • Score: 7

12:58pm Sat 12 Jul 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

theres a video on you tube of them hiding the balls if anyone wants a look, theres an especially excellent last hiding place!
theres a video on you tube of them hiding the balls if anyone wants a look, theres an especially excellent last hiding place! de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 3

5:07pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Me in Iceland any chance of one please!
Me in Iceland any chance of one please! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: 0

5:09pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

chapelsaint wrote:
None in Liverpool I take it!
Knotty Ash Boys love them Boats in Southampton!
[quote][p][bold]chapelsaint[/bold] wrote: None in Liverpool I take it![/p][/quote]Knotty Ash Boys love them Boats in Southampton! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: 0

5:52pm Sat 12 Jul 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

WIN ...... COYR+WS
WIN ...... COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 0

6:09pm Sat 12 Jul 14

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