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Cherries supporter claims prize

3 October 2013

AFC Bournemouth super fan Stuart Birch won the trip of a lifetime to watch Real Madrid in action at the Santiago Bernabeu, thanks to Football League sponsors Sky Bet.

Dad-of-one Stuart won a competition run through Sky Bet's Twitter account dedicated to The Football League, to find the ultimate AFC Bournemouth fan after the Spanish giants played the Cherries at the Goldsands Stadium in July.

Stuart named his son Alfie Fletcher Charlie Birch, giving him the initials AFCB, the same as his beloved Bournemouth.

Stuart and his three friends flew out on Saturday September 29th, spent two nights at a hotel and watched the Madrid derby, courtesy of Sky Bet.

A beaming Stuart said: "I can't thank Sky Bet enough for making the trip possible for me and my three friends.

"Our weekend was so special and one that we will talk about for years. We took advantage of our once in a lifetime opportunity and could not resist singing some Bournemouth songs at the Bernabeu.

"Being in the stadium and seeing it all from the lap of the gods, all thanks to Sky Bet, was great and an experience that I will never forget."

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