But his big chance finally arrived when he was named in the starting XI for the U18 team's final two league games of the campaign.
After keeping a clean sheet in a 4-0 win over Portsmouth at Bodymoor Heath, Hill retained his place for the 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur a week later.
Hill came highly-recommended to Villa having been released by Chelsea as an U15.
He saw some action in the 2010-11 FA Youth Cup as a substitute after Calum Barrett's unfortunate dismissal in the semi-final second leg against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
He takes his goalkeeping inspiration from Real Madrid's Iker Casillas, while his other sporting idol is Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal.