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When Curtis met (his hero) Gareth Bale!

Cardiff

04/09/2017

ONE Welsh youngster enjoyed the thrill of a lifetime last week when he met his football hero Gareth Bale.

Twelve-year-old Curtis, who plays for Brackla under-13s, was at the Vale Resort to watch a Wales training session.

The visit had been arranged by the charity ‘Follow Your Dreams’ as a special treat for Curtis who has high functioning autism.

There was a lot of excited chatter among the specially invited guests when the Welsh players arrived for the training session.  As Gareth Bale went onto the pitch he said to Curtis: “Are you okay?’

After training Bale began signing autographs.  Curtis could scarcely believe what he was seeing and asked his hero: “Are you actually Gareth Bale?”, only for Gareth Bale to joke: “No, I’m fake.”

Curtis then asked whether he could have a picture taken with the great man who obliged and said: “Do you want my top?”

The exchange received over 21,000 likes on Twitter.

Curtis then wisely asked Gareth Bale to sign the top.  Curtis’s grandmother Sylvia said: “It was lovely for Curtis – we have been amazed by the response.  “It was an ‘invitation only’ event and Follow Your Dreams was able to make it happen.”

Just days later, Wales beat Austria 1 – 0 to keep their World Cup dreams alive.

Curtis Follow Your Dreams Charity with Gareth Bale

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