Category Archives: Affiliate

Hospitality package prize draw

Our best ever member prize draw is still running, so spread the word and get friends and family to join AVST! As we announced on our 15th anniversary, members will be entered into a prize draw for any referrals on new member sign up. It will be a day to remember as they will be hosted in the Directors restaurant/box for the Fulham match on October 22nd at Villa Park. Included in the package is a player’s car park pass, unlimited champagne, wine, beer, spirits, 3 course meal, match…

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Aston Villa consultation on away tickets

Following the first meeting on away ticketing, the club held a second consultation on 27th July. David Michael (AVST national liaison director and editor of My Old Man Said) again represented AVST as well as other members of the Supporters Consultation Group. Here are the matters that were discussed at the meeting. 6 Fan representatives: John Holder, Mark McFarland, David Michael, Steve Todd, Anthony Willis & Steve Gough Club representatives: Nicola Keye & Lee Preece Apologies: John Perks & PC Stuart Bladen First issue raised was concerning…

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Supporters Consultation Group

AVST attended a meeting of the Supporters Consultation Group yesterday before the Huddersfield game. As you may know the SCG consists of various groups including ourselves, Lions Clubs, Independent Supporter Groups as well as fan websites such as My Old Man Said, Vital Villa, Heroes & Villains, and Villa Talk. It was a positive meeting. The SCG had the opportunity to question Dr Tony Xia and Keith Wyness as well as other club officials. The SCG will be collectively putting out an overview of…

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Supporters Trust attempts to mediate between Club and Brigada 1874

Both members and other supporters will be aware of the impasse between the Club and Brigada 1874. We have attempted to see whether a compromise could be achieved. That has not been possible. However, Aston Villa FC have issued the following statement setting out their position and the attempts that they have made to reach a solution acceptable to ALL parties including those supporters who sit in the adjacent areas. AVFC STATEMENT The club has been approached by the Supporters Trust to clarify the actions taken…

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AVST working with Club and Brigada 1874 to find solution

Following the plight of our affiliate, Brigada 1874, being highlighted by the Villa Trust in our recent post, we recognise supporters should be allowed to exercise their full support for the team, and how important this is now in view of the current predicament we find ourselves in.  However, we understand this must also be done in accordance with the ground regulations and due consideration for other supporters. At a recent Trust board meeting, Brigada 1874 members discussed the situation and are aware of the above…

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fight like lions wembley

The Wider Issue of AVST Affiliate’s ‘Fight Like Lions’ Banner

Affiliate View During the last home game against Swansea City, the Aston Villa supporter group and AVST affiliate, Brigada 1874 took down their ‘Fight Like Lions’ banner from the Holte End in protest at their treatment by the club. While supporters stand for the entire 90 minutes in other areas of the ground, they receive constant harassment from stewards for wanting to do no different on what should be the vibrant kop end of Villa Park. The AVST feels this situation could have been solved if…

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