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Aston Villa FPA Monthly Newsletter - 6

Welcome to the monthly e-letter from Aston Villa Former Players Association, keeping you up to date with the news, events and happenings within the organisation. W: www.astonvillafpa.org

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL GOLF DAY

On Thursday 5th August, the Aston Villa FPA Golf Day & Dinner, sponsored by Wavenet UK, was held at Sutton Coldfield Golf Club and a great day and evening was had by all 72 golfers, including 24 former Aston Villa players, and the 120 that attended the evening dinner.

With the two best net scores in each fourball counting on each hole, the winning fourball with 92 points was 'Fleming`s Wanderers` that included former Villa goalkeeper Tommy Hughes. Runners up with 87 points were the 'Sertec` team that included former Villa player & asst. manager John Deehan.

A number of individual competitions were also featured on the day, and these were won as follows.

Nearest the Pin - Derek Mountfield (ex Aston Villa)

Longest Drive - Neil Cox (ex Aston Villa)

Best 'Guest` player - Geoff Nagel 43 pts

Best Aston Villa player - Colin Gibson 39 pts

As a member of Sutton Coldfield GC, it was a sweet victory for Colin Gibson who pipped former Villa 'great` Allan Evans for first place by just one point.

In addition to the aforementioned, the other former Aston Villa players present were; Andy Blair, Darren Bradley, Des Bremner, Gordon Cowans, John Donnelly, Dick Edwards, Bernie Gallacher, Ray Graydon, Tony Hateley, Pat Heard, Gordon Lee, Peter McParland, Chris Nicholl, Alan O`Neill, Bruce Rioch, Neil Rioch, Gary Shaw, Shaun Teale, and Bobby Thomson.

Our thanks go to Sutton Coldfield GC for their excellent hospitality, to the event sponsors Wavenet UK, to FragranceMad.com for supplying the 'goody-bags`, to The Aspiration Group who coordinated the event and ran a superb 'Beat-the-Pro` challenge, to Citroen who again provided a car for the Hole-in-One competition, to Roger Bunn for his invaluable assistance, and to Paul Burrell (MC) and Clayton Stephens & Family for providing another fantastic evening of entertainment.

The event raised over £5,000 for the new Aston Villa Former Players Foundation charity.

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LEAGUE CUP WINNERS REMEMBERED

The Aston Villa FPA is currently planning a 35th Anniversary celebration for the members of the 1975 League Cup winning team. More information soon.

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DIARY DATE - SUNDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER

The Aston Villa Old Stars football team will be in action at Chasetown FC on Sunday 12th September in support of Acorns Children`s Hospice.

A fabulous 'Family Fun Day` has been organised with bouncy castles, jousting, kids & adults sumo suits, DJ, open mic session, BBQ, bar facility, raffle & auction with some great prizes, and various other activities.

The highlight of the day will be a charity football match, kick off 2pm, with the Aston Villa Old Stars taking on a Crown All Stars X1 (a team of fundraising football fans).

Acorns currently cares for nearly 600 life limited and life threatened children and 800 families, including those that are bereaved, across the Heart of England. Children are given a home from home through their 3 hospices whilst their parents and families receive the support they need through a team of community workers.

It would be terrific to see you all there to support this great cause. Admission - only £2 Adults. £1 Children & OAP's. Under 3's free

Chasetown Football Club
The Scholars Ground
Church Street
Chasetown
Staffordshire
WS7 3QL

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NICE TO SEE YOU - TO SEE YOU…………….

Former players are again pleased to support the clubs matchday hospitality programme at Villa Park this season, and it`s nice to have already seen past 'greats` Charlie Aitken, Andy Blair, Des Bremner, Gordon Cowans, Tony Daley, John Deehan, Allan Evans, Colin Gibson, Pat Heard, Ken McNaught, Peter McParland, Tony Morley, Chris Nicholl, Gary Shaw, and Shaun Teale on official duty at the first four home games.

It`s a great opportunity for fans young & old to meet Villa heroes from yesteryear, and vice-versa.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HEROES OF 1982

Goal-maker Tony Morley and goal-scorer Peter Withe celebrated birthdays last week. Tony was 56 and Peter was 59. Happy birthday to you both.

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Date:Tuesday August 31 2010

Time: 3:35PM

 

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