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Welcome to Aston Villa Rémi Garde

The AVST welcomes the news that our search for a new manager has been concluded with the appointment of Rémi Garde.  Whilst all managerial appointments are a gamble of sorts, this appointment looks forward thinking and his previous work fits well with the make-up of our current playing squad. After the events of recent weeks, it is now vital that everyone starts to pull in the same direction in order that we can quickly remedy our alarming position in the league table.  We trust that…

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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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AVST Announcement on the Appointment of Tom Fox as Villa CEO

The Aston Villa Supporters Trust welcomes today’s appointment of Tom Fox as the new Chief Executive.  He brings with him an impressive CV and we are pleased at the energy and know-how, that he will bring to the post. The AVST will of course seek an early meeting with Mr Fox to discuss his plans for the club in the short and mid-terms. We feel it is important that the club has stability in these uncertain times whilst the chairman continues his search for a…

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AVST Join Parliamentary Debate on Empowering Fans and Football Governance

At the start of July the AVST was invited  along with other club supporters trusts and groups to meet the Shadow Minister for Sport, Clive Efford MP at Parliament. Essentially it was a brainstorming session to access the changes needed to help increase supporter involvement in the governance of their clubs and to safeguard supporter interests in the club. The meeting would “help formulate Labour’s policies ahead of the 2015 Election”. The agenda was as follows: 1. Fan Groups and Football Authorities a) Transparency b)…

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FSF Diversity fund

Fund Available for Villa Fans Who Want to Promote Diversity

The AVST wanted all Aston Villa fans to be aware that there is a ‘Fans for Diversity Fund’ available if any fans have any ideas to prompt diversity at Villa Park. The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) and Kick it out have teamed up to work on the FSF’s new fans for diversity campaign. The campaign will work with all aspects of diversity not only to highlight the many challenges but also to celebrate how football brings people together. The campaign will give fans an opportunity…

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Premier League Office March

Fans to March for ‘Affordable Football for All’ on 14th August 2014

The Football Supporter’ Federation have organised a football supporter march in London for ‘Affordable Football For All’ next Thursday the 14th August. Supporters will be gathering at Marble Arch (nearest tube station, unsurprisingly, Marble Arch on the Central Line) from 1pm before heading off to the Premier League and Football League offices at 30 Gloucester Place (W1U 8PL) at around 2:30pm. A delegation of fans will meet with the authorities, while leaders from a number of supporter groups will address the crowd back at Marble…

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Witton Railway Bridge Campaign

AVST affiliate members My Old Man Said have begun the preparation for a campaign to get the Witton Train Station bridge a long overdue paint job. The station was opened in 1837 and ever since the birth of Aston Villa football club, due to the station bridge’s close proximity to Villa Park, has always been a big part of the match-day experience for supporters. It’s current ill-state does nothing for the pride of both Villa supporters or the local community at large. Over the years…

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