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How playing and winning with Dream Team helped this man tie the knot

Connor Courtney won a share of £5k on Dream Team Weekender... and he spent the money wisely

We’re all hopeless romantics, aren’t we?

So imagine being able to accelerate your wedding plans just by being pretty incredible at fantasy football?

Well that became a reality for Connor Courtney last season.


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Connor and his family

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Connor and his family

Connor scooped a four-way share of £5k after recording the joint best score on Dream Team Weekender one weekend.

Weekender, for those of you unfamiliar to it, is completely free to play and consists of picking seven players from just the Saturday and Sunday games.

Unlike the traditional Season game, Weekender refreshes every weekend allowing you to start again if you are struggling elsewhere.

Sterling was always a strong Weekender option last season

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Sterling was always a strong Weekender option last season

And when Connor prevailed last season he only had one thing on his mind when it came to spending his winnings.

“It couldn’t have come at a better time for me,” he told us.

“I had been thinking about asking my girlfriend to marry me in March some time and now, thanks to Weekender, I can!”

It all went to plan too, with Connor’s fiancee Lauren saying yes after the 27-year-old whisked her away to Harlech in Wales on the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Lauren said yes!

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Lauren said yes!

“She didn’t have a clue!” Connor added, before revealing they plan to tie the knot somewhere abroad in 2021.

“I got the ring the previous week. It was really warm so i did it on the beach.

“I had organised for her mum, brother, nan and granddad to come down the next day too which she didn’t know about.”

“It all went perfectly.”

Winning has really whet Connor’s appetite for more too and he admits he has played every weekend since pocketing the jackpot.

Mo Weekender fun this season

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Mo Weekender fun this season

“I was up there with a chance a couple of weeks after as well,” he said.

“I play with my mates which makes Monday mornings very interesting.

“People always think ‘nah it’s never going to be me’ so they don’t bother with it.

“I kept saying it costs you nothing and takes two minutes. Then I won it and now they do it every week!”

There you go then. It really is that simple.

Dream Team is back and better than ever for the 2019/20 season, with not one, not two, but THREE games available to play.

As well as Season and Weekender returning for more, we’ve added an incredibly exciting Draft game to take fantasy football to a new dimension.


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