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AVST AGM

We look forward to welcoming you at AVST’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), at Villa Park on Wednesday 16th January. The meeting will be held in The Holte Suite. Doors will open from 6:45 pm with proceedings commencing at 7 pm. We are also pleased to announce that Christian Purslow will be in attendance for a Q&A, post-formal proceedings along with Villa legend Brian Little and other guests TBC. A reminder, that access to the AGM is for paid members. To guarantee a place join the…

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RULE CHANGES

The current rules under which Aston Villa Supporters’ Trust operates were adopted on its formation in 2001. The Trust’s directors have given thought to those rules; after much discussion, and to bring the rules in line with current practice are recommending that we adopt a model set of rules used by many Supporters Trusts of a similar size. Those rules are sponsored by Supporters Direct and approved by The Financial Conduct Authority. In short, the rules set out the constitution of the Trust and cover,…

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FANS CONSULTATION GROUP – OPERATIONAL MATTERS

Following on from the last FCG meeting, the Trust with other supporter groups met with the club again, this time to discuss operational issues with the respective department heads. Here is a summary of the matters that were discussed on 6th December. Fan Representatives Jonathan Fear            Vital Villa John Gillett                  Lions Clubs Karl Bowater              Aston Villa Supporters Trust Kris Carr                       …

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FANS MEETING WITH NEW CEO CHRISTIAN PURSLOW

AVST attended a meeting of the Fans’ Consultation Group on Tuesday 13th November. It was our first opportunity to meet new CEO Christian Purslow and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Paul Tyrrell. The FCG will be meeting the club again next month to discuss some of the operational issues with the respective department heads. Here is a summary of the matters that were discussed from our meeting a couple of weeks ago. If you have any questions that you would like to be addressed at the next meeting or…

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SIR DOUG ELLIS 1924 – 2018

On behalf of our members, we are sad to read of Sir Doug’s death. Fully committed to Aston Villa until the last and also a generous contributor to the  Trust he will be missed by all who came into contact with him. Whilst at times a divisive figure he was a great custodian of our Club. Our condolences to his family and friends.

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FCG – NEW OWNERS

Peter Warrilow and Mo Razzaq were invited to an informal Fans Consultation Group meeting last night to meet the representatives of Wes Edens and Naseef Sawaris. The intention was for them to meet supporters and to listen to their views about the club, good and bad, as well as on the workings of the FCG. As it was an introductory meeting we did not discuss anything at length but it was reassuring that they wanted to maintain a dialogue with fans and stressed the importance of…

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Time to move forward

Following our request for a meeting, we are pleased to confirm that the Club has reached out to us. The Club has confirmed that Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens understand their roles as stewards of the Club on behalf of its true owners, the fans and, take that responsibility seriously. Both are looking forward to engaging with us and we look forward to meeting with them.

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Investment in Aston Villa

Members and supporters will no doubt be delighted to hear of the 55% investment made by Messrs Sawiris and Edens. This appears to have resolved the short-term funding issue faced by our football club. Whilst it is acknowledged that the last two weeks must have been difficult for senior people at the club, it is disappointing that they did not respond to our request for a meeting. Accordingly, we have repeated that request and are hopeful that on this occasion we will be able to…

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PLAY-OFF FINAL – ESSENTIAL SUPPORTER INFORMATION

It’s reportedly the World’s richest game. For Aston Villa, it’s more than that! All eyes will be on Wembley on Saturday afternoon and here is all that you need to know. KEY TIMES Ticket offices open 1 pm Hospitality doors open 2 pm Stadium doors open at 3 pm with access via the following turnstiles: Level 1 – H / J / M / N Level 2 – Club Wembley Main & West Level 5 – K / L / P Team warm-ups 4.10 pm –…

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AGM

Last night we enjoyed a really productive and informative AGM. Initially, we had a Q&A session with Keith Wyness and Steve Round. This provided a fascinating insight into what is happening at Villa Park and Bodymoor Heath in particular. Full minutes of the AGM will be posted separately. When that and the formalities of the AGM were complete, we were treated to a fantastic hour of Q&As with two Aston Villa legends from two different eras. They played in two of our most successful and enjoyable…

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