Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Lions & Legends Announce Players In Squad

Lions & Legends Announce Players In Squad

Update to this Sunday's match for the Lions & Legends v St Mary's:

Former players in squad that have agreed to play on Sunday 14th October are:-

Gordon Cowans
Steve Staunton
Colin Gibson
Ken McNaught
Martin Carruthers
Lee Hendrie
Tony Morley
Pat Heard
Des Bremner

Awaiting further confirmations.



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 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.



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday October 8 2012
Time: 3:58PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Officials - Aston Villa v Preston (21/1/17)

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

The Villa Times - 20/01/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The very latest brand new sparkling news and views on Aston Villa via the uno fish ial one...

Aston Villa - What Was - What Is

A look at what was, what is and what might be. 13th in the Championship doesn't bode well for promotion quite yet.

Something For The Weekend (560)

Villa were left howling in the wilderness after a self-inflicted defeat to Wolves on Saturday.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa v PNE will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win60%
Lose20%
Draw20%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Ecclestone wants to tear up the rulebook
Latest Vital Boxing News
Warren Set to Announce Williams v Smith?
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 5:30PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear489
2.JuanPabloAngel291
3.Silhillvilla261
4.sirdennis253
5.Fulford226
6.Villan57193
7.BodyButter141
8.Melon Donkey141
9.danvilla2111
10.kefkat103
The Vital Football Members League