Dover Athletic Football Club is in mourning today after the sudden passing of our legendary club photographer Simon Harris.

An immensely popular figure over so very many years, Simon, who was 66, was a well-known face at the club, attending both home and away matches to capture all the first-team action.

Simon also spent time as Chairman of The Dover Athletic Supporters Trust and in 2010, he set an unbelievable milestone, by attending his 1000th consecutive Dover Athletic game.

No job was too big or too small for Simon and come rain or shine he ensured he made the day for hundreds of children over the years by taking photos of the matchday mascots on the pitch at Crabble.

The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the club are with Simon’s wife Tina, his son Kevin and wife Rachel, his daughter Laura, his family, and all his many friends at this very sad and difficult time.

As a mark of respect, there will be a minute’s silence ahead of kick-off in Saturday’s National League match against Yeovil Town at Crabble and our management, staff, and players will be wearing black armbands.

Rest in peace, Simon, and thank you for your incredible dedication and commitment over so many, many years.