Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

(Reminder) Lions & Legends Take On St Mary's

(Reminder) Lions & Legends Take On St Mary's

Great to see the games starting already with the Lions Legends (far far more to come about this new initiative and a website coming soon also)



Aston Villa Lions and Legends to take on Birmingham St Mary`s Hospice

A team of young upstarts from Birmingham St Mary`s Hospice are hoping it will be third time lucky when they take on a squad of footballing legends from Aston Villa.

For the past two years, a variety of former Villa players have managed to deny victory to the Hospice team, which is made up of friends of Kings Norton charity supporter Kieran Lavin.

But after losing only 3-2 in 2011, the amateurs are feeling more confident than ever.

This year`s exciting showdown, whose proceeds will be donated to the Selly Park-based Hospice, is set to take place at the West Midlands Travel Stadium in Wheeler`s Lane, Kings Heath, on Sunday, October 14.

Kick-off between Birmingham St Mary`s Hospice and Aston Villa Lions and Legends is at 2.30pm

Kieran said: 'For the past two years, the charity match has gone from strength to strength and in total has raised close to £20,000 for the Hospice, which is amazing.'

He added: 'In addition to seeing some of the top former Villa players in action, this year`s event promises to be a great family afternoon, with a range of entertainment on offer including an inflatable assault course, wellie wanging and go karts.'

Hospice fundraiser Jen Boilestad said: 'Kieran`s done some amazing work in pulling together the annual charity match yet again, so on behalf of our patients and their families I would like to say a big thank you.

'We`re really excited about this year`s event and we`re sure the Hospice team has a strong chance of beating the Villa legends!'

Kieran organised the first match between the Hospice and former Villa players in April 2010 {done then with the AVFPA} after witnessing the care provided by the charity to one of his close friends.

With around 500 people turning out on that glorious spring afternoon to watch a great game of footie a total of £8,200 was raised for the Hospice.

In 2011 the match had a new focus in the form of the Michael Cuddy Memorial Trophy, set up in celebration of the life of one of the Hospice team members, Michael Cuddy, who died suddenly in June 2010.

Tickets for the match are £4 each are available from the Hospice on 0121 472 1191 or can be bought on the day. Children under 12 enter free.

PLEASE feel free to share this info on other sites, facebook, tweet, etc..!



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday October 4 2012
Time: 11:46AM

Login to post a comment

Best of International Football News

-

Recent Aston Villa Articles

FAYC - Bury Gets A New Date

Aston Villa's FA Youth Cup tie against Bury has now been reset in the fixture list following the earlier postponement.

Hogan Determined To Keep Villa Starting Spot

Striker Scott Hogan has given Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce an emphatic message when it comes to signing a new striker this January window.

Officials - Aston Villa v Barnsley (20/1/18)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Aston Villa and Barnsley this Saturday.

A Minute's Applause For Regis

Aston Villa have confirmed that the club will be holding a minute's applause for former striker and all round good bloke Cyrille Regis ahead of our game against Barnsley...

Aston Villa Archived Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa v Barnsley will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win, of course, never in doubt70%
Lose - social media meltdown time!?23%
Draw - zzzz!7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Could Red Bull be favourites for 2018?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Joshua v Parker Date and Venue Confirmed
Vital Football Comment

Aston Villa Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear324
2.Pride of Lions316
3.JuanPabloAngel299
4.sirdennis249
5.Silhillvilla149
6.DeanoVilla134
7.mike_field131
8.BodyButter121
9.McParlandTheGreat118
10.Melon Donkey98
Write for Vital Football