Towards the end of the 2017/18 season, we revamped our Official Lions Clubs – supporter groups made up of Villans who reside elsewhere in the world.
With more than 100 clubs worldwide, the Official Aston Villa Lions Clubs are a vital part of ensuring fans across the globe can feel #PartOfThePride.
Underlining our commitment to help grow our fanbase globally, we've engrained clubs into the Official Website much more effectively, meaning supporters abroad can now sign up to Lions Clubs, find other Villans in their area and even create a new club.
Fans can simply click here to request to join a club anywhere in the world and share their passion with like-minded Villans in their area, courtesy of their club's Chairperson.
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After consultation with each club's Chairpersons, we’ve worked to support each Lions Club and bring them closer to the Aston Villa family and brand while retaining their individual identity.
The system makes it a whole lot easier for fans to schedule meets ups at venues to watch the claret and blues in action, to help grow our global fanbase and allow fans to share their love for the club.
Fans can sign up to become a member at any of our 100+ clubs around the world, with Chairpersons having the 'approve request' and 'contact direct' functionality built in to their accounts.
Our in-house marketing and design teams have also been working hard creating fresh imagery and other assets for each club.
Combining their existing club logos with the Villa crest, we've supplied everything from social media headers and posters to businesses cards for our groups.
Each club will receive further assets in due course, such as quite forms and questions for pub quizzes and more activities.
We're now keen to extend our worldwide reach and gain even more Lions Clubs and members, so sign up for one today or explore the possibility of starting a new club.