It was a fantastic moment at the Training Ground this week as we fully embraced our ALL IN initiative.
Launched earlier this year, ALL IN aims to ensure that Aston Villa Football Club is an inclusive institution, celebrating everyone and promoting equality and valuing diversity.
As well as the standard edition, which takes place every year, we also invited the captains of all our adult teams to join Steve Bruce for a special photocall at the Recon Training Complex.
Along with James Chester, there was also U18 skipper Jake Walker, U23 captain Callum O’Hare, Ability Counts skippers Connor Sherry and Lauren Woverson, Ladies captain Jade Richards and Villa Rockets skipper Amir Ali.
It was a morning that meant a lot to all involved, especially the skippers who beamed with joy at being #PartOfThePride.
The photocall also included our new signings – Tammy Abraham, Yannick Bolasie, Anwar El Ghazi, John McGinn, Ørjan Nyland, Andre Moreira and Axel Tuanzebe.
Boss Bruce was joined by his backroom staff – Colin Calderwood, Stephen Clemence, Steve Agnew and Gary Walsh.