Villa stars line up for charity

Lee Hendrie
Lee Hendrie

Many of the stars who helped Aston Villa to their solitary European Cup win will be donning their boots in the name of charity.

The Villa Lions and Legends will play a Daventry Villa XI on Sunday at Daventry Town Football Club.

The likes of Nigel Spink, who made his debut in the triumh over Bayern Munich in 1982, Gordon Cowans and Tony Morley, Lee Hendrie, Darius Vassell and Steve Staunton could be set to play in the match.

Following the match, there will be a question and answer session with many other former Villa legends including Peter Withe and Jimmy Rimmer.

Money raised at the game will be donated towards The Gary Barton Memorial Trust.

Terry O’Neill, the organiser of the event, said: “This is a chance for all Villa fans to see at least seven or eight of the 1982 European Cup Final team and league winning squad of ’81. In addition to some other great names, it surely is a must for any fan of football to attend.

“When I came down to Daventry there was a big amount of Villa fans in the town 
that supported the club and travelled up and down the country watching them. Those people are still here and I hope to see most of them at the game,” he added. “We expect this to be busy so please get your tickets now before they are snapped up.”

The match kicks off 2pm. VIP tickets are available at £25 for adults and £15 for children and includes meeting the players for autographs, a photograph, food plus entry into the Q&A.

They can be bought from the club, Vital Saloons, Barclays Bank or by telephoning 07445 865420.

For further information about the match, visit www.footballforcharity.com