Legend Kerr greets prize winner

by Sunderland AFC

Lifelong fan meets cup winning skipper as part of VIP matchday.

Lifelong Sunderland fan Stephen Charlton scooped a dream prize and enjoyed spending the day at the Stadium of Light with 1973 FA Cup winning captain Bobby Kerr.

Stephen, a member of the Caer Urfa Sunderland AFC Supporters’ Club in South Shields, and his friends were treated to the ultimate matchday experience, which included full hospitality and some of the best seats in the house.

As part of the day, Stephen, who attended his first Black Cats match in 1987, got the chance to meet SAFC legend and Kerr pitch side at the stadium.

He won the prize as part of the Black Cats' latest ticket campaign, where anyone purchasing a match ticket is automatically entered into a prize draw to win a VIP experience at a forthcoming game.

A delighted Stephen told “I had a fantastic day - meeting a legend like Bobby was the icing on the cake.

"Everyone at the club was so friendly and made the experience for me and my friends one that we will never forget.

"I believe this competition and the #SAFCLegends campaign is bringing fans even closer to the club.”

SAFC commercial director, Gary Hutchinson added: “This is a fantastic opportunity open to all our supporters who purchase a match ticket to any of the remaining Barclays Premier League fixtures at the Stadium of Light.”

Matchday hospitality at the Stadium of Light guarantees some of the best seats in the house and gives businesses and individuals the opportunity to take in the Black Cats' final games of the current campaign from the comfort of the stadium’s award-winning hospitality areas.

To book your seat in one of the stadium’s many suites, call 0871 911 1555 or email

Tickets for Sunderland's home games can be purchased via a variety of methods, including in person at the Stadium of Light ticket office, via the SAFC Ticket Hotline on 0871 911 1973 or via the online box office.