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Foundation update: Disability footballers shine at Molineux

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Foundation update: Disability footballers shine at Molineux

While the first team’s match against Wolves ended in defeat on Sunday, there was cause for celebration for one Aston Villa team at Molineux.

The Foundation’s Ability Counts under-16 team took on their counterparts from Wolves Foundation, coming out on top 3-2 after a competitive game.

The match took place at half-time, with both sets of fans giving the teams a great reception.


The Foundation’s Disability Manager, Nigel Macrow, feels the experience will live with the Villa players forever.

He said: “It was an absolutely incredible opportunity for the players to experience playing at a Premier League ground.

“We couldn’t have anticipated such a great reception from both sets of fans, with everyone in the stands really getting into the match.

“The result wasn’t the important thing to take away from the day, but the team were very proud of their efforts and victory.”


The Foundation has a thriving disability football section, providing competitive football from the age of seven through to adulthood. 

There are currently over 70 players attending weekly sessions at Villa Park, with staff always open to welcoming newcomers.

If you’d like to know more about the Foundation’s disability programmes, please email:

Greg  Styles
By @GregStyles91 13th November 2019