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5 reasons to be at Aston Villa Ladies v Leicester City Women

The Verdict: Reading U18s 1-2 Aston Villa U18s Matchday guide: Aston Villa Ladies v Leicester City Women
5 reasons to be at Aston Villa Ladies v Leicester City Women

Aston Villa Ladies have only played at Villa Park once before, thrashing Watford 4-0 back in 2016.

Here are '5 reasons' why you should be in the crowd when the Ladies return to the stadium to take on Leicester City Women this Sunday.

1] What an occasion! 

The Ladies play their home matches at Boldmere St Michaels, a ground that has proved to be a great home since they relocated from Tamworth in the summer. 

But playing at Villa Park will be an occasion to savour, with many of Villa’s young squad never having had the opportunity to play on such a stage.

If you’ve never been to a women’s match before, this will be the perfect way to start. 

It will be a day to remember for fans of both Aston Villa and Leicester City. 

LCFC42] Break the record

The Ladies’ demolition of Watford at Villa Park three years ago attracted a crowd of 1,320 – a number we’re hoping to beat this time around!

Attendance at the Ladies’ league fixtures is up 113% from last season and it would be great to see another strong turnout in B6.

With free entry for Season Ticket Holders and ticket prices starting at £2, there are great incentives to attend the match. 

LCFC53] A family occasion

Regulars at Villa Park will be familiar with the Fun Zone that takes place before certain games throughout the season.

And it will be up and running on matchday from 11am in the Academy Building, offering inflatable activities, football drills and a free face painting service. 

It’s the perfect way to release some energy and have fun before heading into Villa Park for the main event at 1pm. 

LCFC64] Bragging rights 

On such a big occasion it can be easy to forget that there’s a big three points at stake for Villa against their local rivals. 

Gemma Davies’ team have improved throughout the season and after finishing 2019 strongly, they began the year with an impressive draw against Durham.

Villa have lost only two of their last nine league games and they’ll be hoping to continue their rise up the table with a victory at Villa Park.

LCFC15] A celebration of women’s football

Women’s football will be in the global spotlight during 2019 with the Women’s World Cup taking place in France during the summer.

With that in mind, this fixture falls at the perfect time to highlight the achievements of Aston Villa Ladies and their players – both past and present. 

The current squad feature a number of England youth internationals and a number of players who’ve come through the ranks and made their mark on the first team.

The match is an opportunity to celebrate the club’s homegrown talent and encourage the next generation of female footballers. 

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By @GregStyles91 22nd January 2019