Superfan Alfie bags season ticket after impressing fellow fan

OVER THE MOON Alfie Blagden, and his mum Kora receive a pair of Pompey season tickets from Steve Kattenhorn, right, who was impressed after the youngster saved up �1,000 to buy some shares in the club. Left is former player Ray Crawford. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (14219-5)
OVER THE MOON Alfie Blagden, and his mum Kora receive a pair of Pompey season tickets from Steve Kattenhorn, right, who was impressed after the youngster saved up �1,000 to buy some shares in the club. Left is former player Ray Crawford. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (14219-5)
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HE’S already a Pompey shareholder and now Alfie Blagden’s got a season ticket too.

The eight-year-old hit the headlines when he decided to raise £1,000 for a share in the club.

And fellow fan Steve Kattenhorn was so impressed he treated the youngster and his mum Kora to a ticket.

Steve saw the story on social networking site Twitter and was blown away by what Alfie did.

He said: ‘I saw people tweeting about Alfie’s story and I thought it was unbelievable.

‘I asked around and managed to get hold of his mum who said that he didn’t have a season ticket so I decided to get him one.

‘I got his mum one too so he had someone to go with. It was a great thing for him to do.’

Alfie managed to raise the money by saving his pocket money and doing chores around the house and for neighbours.

He also washed cars at a family friend’s garage in Hilsea and helped his grandad sort out his garden.

It took him just over a year to reach the mark after he decided to start saving at Christmas in 2012.

Steve added: ‘He is worthy of a child hero award or something similar because he worked so hard.

‘I have spoken to people at Fratton Park and they are organising the tickets for me now.’

Kora, of All Saints’ Road, Buckland, said she was shocked when she heard from Steve.

‘We never thought something like this would happen when Alfie bought the share,’ she said.

‘None of us ever hoped to get this amount of generosity.

‘We’re really thankful and appreciative to Steve and everyone who has helped made this possible.

‘I’m so happy that the Pompey family have come in and given him such a great gift.

‘Alfie’s story has reached so many people and gone further than we could have imagined.’

Alfie added: ‘I cannot wait for the first game.

‘I’m really looking forward to it.’