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The Aston Villa Former Players Association, which incorporates the Aston Villa Old Stars football team, has raised over £3½ million for national & local charities and individual worthy causes. Your support for this event will greatly help the association to continue its superb work within the community.

Aston Villa Legends Greyhound Night
Friday 14th November 2008.

Doors open at 6pm, first race at 7:20pm and last race 10:30pm.

Perry Barr Stadium, Aldridge Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2ET

An informal evening of fun and excitement with a host of Aston Villa ‘greats’

(Silver service three-course a la carte dinner served in the panoramic restaurant overlooking the finishing straight)

the featured legends

Charlie AITKEN
All-time record number of appearances for Aston Villa
Scotland international & 1982 European Cup winner
Ron Saunders’ first signing and 1975 & 1977 League Cup winner
England international & 1982 European Cup winner
Goalkeeper & 1975 promotion and League Cup winner
Wales international full-back & 10 years at Aston Villa
England B international & 1982 European Cup winner
Holte End favourite and 1975 League Cup & promotion winner
England international and 1975 & 1977 League Cup winner
Northern Ireland international & 1957 FA Cup hero
England international & 1982 European Cup winner
Goalscorer in the first-ever League Cup winning team in 1961
Wales international & 1977 League Cup winner
European Young Player of the Year & 1982 European Cup winner
Rep. of Ireland international and 1994 & 1996 League Cup winner
Holte End hero & 1996 League Cup winner
Prolific goalscorer and double League Cup winner in the 1960’s

Other Aston Villa former players will also be in.

race sponsor package - £300 for 4 people

*Reserved car parking in VIP car park
*Complimentary pre-race VIP reception in the stadiums private function room for sponsors and their guests, Aston Villa legends and other former players
*A featured Aston Villa legend & his guest as your table guests for the evening (additional seats for race sponsors can be purchased at the discounted cost of £30 per person)
*Personalised Bottle of Champagne for the sponsor of each race
*Complimentary Race Card Programme for each guest
*Company name, logo, address and message featured in the evening’s Race Card Programme and race sponsor announced over the stadium public address system
*Silver service three-course ‘a la carte’ dinner served in the panoramic restaurant overlooking the finishing straight
*Race sponsor joins the Aston Villa legend to present the trophy to the winning owner/trainer at track-side at the end of the race
*A framed photograph of the presentation is provided to the race sponsor on the evening
*Post-racing VIP reception in the stadiums private function room for sponsors and their guests with the Aston Villa legends
*Photographs with the legends and other former players
*Private pay bar till midnight

dinner only - £35 per person

*Free car parking
*Complimentary Race Card Programme for each guest
*Silver service three-course ‘a la carte’ dinner served in the panoramic restaurant overlooking the finishing straight
*Opportunities for autographs and photographs with the Aston Villa ‘legends’ and other former players

To reserve your places, email for a booking form.

For further information, please telephone the Aston Villa FPA on 0121 628 3274 or email to –

Book now for a great fun night out!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday September 26 2008
Time: 3:35PM


Thats an impressive figure that they've raised, £3½ million. They dont receive a lot of media attention for their work, so all credit to each and every one of the lads. Typical Villans - Top Men!
26/09/2008 18:06:00
Glensider do you remember Alan O'neil? He made his debut against Small Heath in 1960 at Villa Park. He scored with his first Kick after 28seconds, we went on to beat Small Heath 6-2 We got him from Sunderland and his nick name was The cod Liver Oil Kid
50 years a villan
26/09/2008 19:31:00
Yes, I remember Alan O'Neill, inside right. Another old timer we were talking about the other evening was the late Willie Hamilton, I bet you remember him 50 years a villan? Very clever footballer.
26/09/2008 21:11:00
Yes a scottish inside forward very clever on the ball. scored some good goals, he came south from Hibernian around 1965 i think.
50 years a villan
27/09/2008 20:14:00
We could talk for hours I think 50 years a villan, bringing back the memories, discussing the bad times as well as the good. Well, they've all been good times really. Even the old third division days hold a lot of great, never to be forgotten memories.
28/09/2008 08:31:00
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