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2003 play-off reunion dinner announced

Posted: Mon 04 Feb 2013
Author: afcb.co.uk

Stephen Purches celebrates the Cherries play-off final win at the Millennium Stadium.

Image by: Bournemouth Daily Echo

The Cherries’ 2003 play-off final winning squad will mark the 10th anniversary of the club’s promotion to the third tier with a dinner this spring as part of Stephen Purches’ testimonial year.

It is almost a decade since one of the most exciting and talented teams in the club’s history beat Lincoln City on an unforgettable afternoon at the Millennium Stadium.

The team, including fans’ favourites Carl Fletcher, Wade Elliott and James Hayter, along with manager Sean O’Driscoll, will be reunited for the first time at Dean Court on Sunday 21st April.

The evening, which will be hosted by Sky Sports presenter Mark McAdam, will feature a question and answer session with players and coaching staff and a quiz looking back on the memorable 2002/03 season.

Tickets include a three-course meal followed by coffee and music from Wayward. A photographer will be on hand to take photos of guests with members of the play-off final squad by appointment on the evening of the dinner.

Tickets are now on sale from the testimonial website and cost £45 each or £410 for a table of ten people.

Guests also have the opportunity to be joined on their table by two members of the play-off final squad by bidding on stephenpurches.co.uk.

Bidding starts at £410 for a table of eight plus two players and a full list of player pairs will be made available on Sunday 10th February.

Please note that due to the size of the squad, players will only be able to sit on a maximum of ten tables. Guests are encouraged to book and bid early to avoid disappointment.

To book your place click here or for more information call Claire on 07572 290504.