Borussia Dortmund is looking to recruit mascots and ball boys and ball girls for the club's U23 matches. Football clubs from the U7 to U11 age groups can apply to provide mascots. If several clubs apply for the same match, the winner will be decided by a draw. Applications are open to clubs from across Germany. Both mixed or girls-only clubs are welcome to apply. 

The club supplies free tickets for the respective match in which the mascots are involved (one ticket for every mascot plus one for accompanying coach/guardian). The one condition for participation in the scheme is that the mascots must wear the same jerseys or tracksuits as the BVB players when running out before kick-off. Dressing rooms are available in the stadium. Nothing can get in the way of what should be a wonderful experience for the children as they run out onto the pitch of the historic Rote Erde stadium alongside the stars of the BVB U23 side. 

The role of ball boy or ball girl is somewhat more demanding and time-intensive than that of a mascot. Therefore, the club has come up with a special scheme to reward the young people who take up this role: youth teams that supply ball boys and/or girls for a BVB U23 match will then, for each completed match, receive a visit from two BVB U23 players at a club training session. The Black & Yellow guests will train alongside the youth players, showcase a couple of tricks and help guide the session. With this in mind, applications for this season will only be accepted from clubs in the Dortmund area. Ball boys and ball girls must wear regulation tracksuits for each match. We are looking to recruit at least 12 boys or girls in the U15 to U19 age groups.

The BVB U23 side's home matches take place in the Rote Erde Stadion, which is located adjacent to SIGNAL IDUNA PARK. All fixtures are included in the application form. Exact scheduling has been set for all fixtures until 30 November. It is highly probable that alterations will be made to the scheduling of fixtures after this date. For example, kick-offs may be scheduled at a later time or fixtures may be moved to another day entirely. This should be kept in mind when sending in applications. 

Applications can now be made here. We wish you the best of luck in your application!