USA Tour pictures/text: New York stop for Villa on stateside visit
Villa visit the Big Apple.
20th Jul 2012
USA Tour pictures/text: New York stop for Villa on stateside visit

By Paul Brown

Villa dropped in on New York to give children the chance to enjoy our quality coaching and also quiz ace Ian Taylor on what it takes to be a professional footballer.

Before heading to their Chicago base, Villa teamed up with Resorts World to give 30 kids from the South Queens Boys and Girls Club a tremendous experience.

Click here for pictures from the day.

The Queens youngsters were given the opportunity to play side-by-side with Tayls and learn from two top coaches from Villa, Joe Hunt and Matt Cecil.

The 30 eager bucks participated in two separate sessions at Resorts World where they learned about the basic fundamentals of the beautiful game, including dribbling, passing and corner-kicks.

Michael Speller, president of Resorts World, said: "There was no better way to welcome Villa to the United States than to have them visit us for a one-of-a-kind experience with the children of Queens.

"Resorts World is always looking to give back to our neighbours and the event with Villa was one that the children of South Queens Boys and Girls Club won't soon forget."

Ian Taylor added: "It was an absolute privilege for Villa to go to New York as part of our US tour and work with our main club sponsor Genting at Resorts World.

"Villa and Genting share the ethos of making a difference in the community and from visits we have made in Birmingham and Hong Kong we have seen the great work Genting does.

"That was again demonstrated with this visit and we were thrilled to work with them and give a special experience to children from the area."

Click here for pictures from the day.



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