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Park Life: Kit launch date announced, Southgate in Guess Who and first look at training wear

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Park Life: Kit launch date announced, Southgate in Guess Who and first look at training wear

Get kitted out 

Our new kits for the 2018/19 season will be revealed this coming Monday.

You’ll be able to see the home, away and goalkeeping strips from 10am on that date.

All three will be brought to life with an innovative launch – keep your eyes peeled to club channels for more details as they become available.

So far, we know they’ll sport a William McGregor motif on the back collar and, also, they’ll enjoy a more classic claret colour.

You haven’t got long to wait now until all will be revealed.

The kits will be available for pre-order this coming Monday from 11am – and they’ll be on sale from Wednesday July 18 at 9am. 

Training-Wear-Full-ShotFirst look 

Here’s a first look at our training wear range for the upcoming 2018/19 campaign.

This is what the players will be wearing in pre-season – starting with the trip to Portugal later this week.

The top is primarily Hawaiian Ocean Blue with a hint of Festival Fuchsia on the cuffs and within a motif on the back.

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Artboard 1 1920 x 1080The badge is rubberised – it’s our mono crest – black on an Hawaiian Ocean Blue background.

The shorts and socks will be black.

Stay tuned to our Online Store as our training wear range becomes available soon.

GWGlorious Gate

He’s looking good over in Russia right now after leading England to the quarter-finals of the World Cup – and he’s not too shabby here either.

As we revealed in the last edition of Park Life, popular board game ‘Guess Who’ is receiving the claret and blue treatment as we look set to bring out an Aston Villa edition. 

It’s all part of an ongoing link-up with famous toy company Hasbro as we look to “increase and improve” our range of products within Club Stores.

Instead of Alfred, Bill, Max and David, you’ll have a host of heroes past and present.

One of those is Three Lions boss Southgate as we present him from the era when he was our captain in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Picture perfect, Gareth!

RipponWorseyFoundation boost

Aston Villa Foundation have been boosted by a £25,000 donation – money raised at our End of Season Dinner. 

It was a great night for Foundation chief Guy Rippon, who picked up a special achievement award for his efforts in reinvigorating our community work this season.

And the Foundation he heads up have now been handed a bumper cheque – the money raised from the Silent Auction on the night and sales of the event.

The valuable funding will help the Foundation continue and extend the work it does within the community and beyond.

He told us: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this donation from the club’s End of Season Awards Dinner.

“This is a significant amount of money for the Foundation, which will be used to drive the Supporting Our Own initiative over the next 12 months. 

“Essentially, the Supporting Our Own initiative is about Aston Villa Football Club becoming a good neighbour and engaging positively with the wider ‘Aston Villa Family’. 

“We want the Foundation and Supporting Our Own to be something fans are aware of and proud of. 

“The proceeds from the End of Season Awards Dinner is going to really help us push on this year to take Supporting Our Own to a whole new level.”

Euros and Villans Book CoverIn the book

A new book about all of Villa’s years in UEFA competitions is scheduled for publication in August – and if you act swiftly you can have your name included.

Euros & Villans is now available for pre-order, and anyone placing an order by Friday 20th July will be added to the Supporters’ Roll Call.

The book, written by former Villa News & Record editor Rob Bishop, will be a 208-page hardback limited edition of 1982 numbered copies. 

It will feature all 89 of the club’s games in the European Cup, Super Cup, UEFA Cup, Intertoto Cup and Europa League.

There will also be over 200 photos, mainly from the club’s archives, plus statistics from every game.

The book costs £19.75 (to coincide with Villa’s first year in Europe) plus £2.25 towards UK postage and packaging.

To guarantee your copy, check out his Facebook page @eurovillabook or follow him on Twitter at @robbishopavfc.

Ticket latest

Our Away Season Ticket membership application is now closed at an appropriate level – and also leaves enough to go on sale to Season Ticket holders with relevant booking history.

The allocation for Lions Clubs is unaffected and will remain as it has in previous seasons.

Changes to the scheme bought in reflect better technology available and offers more flexibility to supporters as they can self-manage their bookings on a match-by-match basis.


Paul Brown
By @paulbrownavfc 4th July 2018