Writer: J P Fear
Date:Monday October 5 2009
Martin O'Neill is opening the doors of Villa Park to all fans for a special training session.
Grandparents, mums, dads and kids are all invited as the Villa boss puts his squad through their paces - in half-term week - on Thursday October 29.
Villa's players are switching the open spaces of Bodymoor Heath for the confines of Villa Park with supporters able to look on as their heroes train.
Turnstiles open at 9.15am and entry is FREE, simply book your ticket by Clicking Here or calling 0800 612 0970.
The event schedule is:
9.15am: Turnstiles open - access via Doug Ellis Lower, Trinity Rd Lower and North St Lower
9.30am-10.15am: Build-up with football freestyler
10.15am: Interview with Martin O'Neill
10.30am: Training session starts
11.30am: Training session finishes
11.35am: Penalty shoot-out with Brad Guzan - find out how you could the win a chance to take a penalty by visiting www.avfc.co.uk later this week
12noon-3.30pm: Holte Suite Family Lunch*
We would ask anyone attending the training session to use public transport where possible. Please visit the transport section of our website for links to train and bus timetables.
If you are driving to this event, please don't park in residential streets surrounding Villa Park. Car parking is available free of charge in either the Aston Arena Car Park (formerly known as Aston Events Centre) in Aston Hall Road or the Brookvale Road Car Park in Witton Lane.
*Please note that while the training session is FREE, the Holte Suite Family Lunch is subject to an admission fee. Adults are £8, under -16s are £5, under -5s are £3 and under- 2s are free. Price includes a two-course lunch and entertainment from a DJ, Villa's mascots and a face painter.
Places are limited to 600, so please Buy Online or call 0800 612 0970 to secure your ticket.
Please also note that when buying online, you will have to purchase the Open Training Session and Holte Suite Lunch seperately.
Date:Monday October 5 2009
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