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Villa v Swansea commentary: Pint-sized pundit Moin joins the team

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Villa v Swansea commentary: Pint-sized pundit Moin joins the team

AVTV will welcome a special pint-sized pundit from Acorns Children's Hospice to their team at Saturday's home game against Swansea.

Moin Younis will join Jack Woodward in the commentary box at Villa Park to provide alternative kids analysis on his heroes in claret and blue.

Moin, 12, has a life-limiting condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa, or 'EB', a very rare genetic condition in which blisters form both internally and externally on his body from the slightest knock or rub, causing painful, open wounds.

Moin and his family have been using the services of Acorns in Selly Oak since he was three-months-old.

He is a huge Villa fan and through the club's partnership with the charity, he will have a money-can't-buy experience as he watches the game alongside national and regional sports journalists and chats with Jack Woodward and Andy Blair about the team's performance.

"I can't wait. I'm so excited" said Moin.

"I love Acorns and I love Villa. They have both changed my life because I wouldn't get the chance to do things like this without them."

Jack Woodward has chatted to Moin on previous occasions when he visited Bodymoor Heath to meet players and at the kit launch in 2010 when he helped press the plunger to open the event.

Jack added: "I'm looking forward to being joined by Moin. He's straight talking and has amazing insight for a 12-year-old. He'll make a great addition to the team for the day."

Elinor Eustace, from Acorns, added: "The partnership between the charity and the club works on so many levels and this is just yet another example of how linked we've become over the years.

"It's wonderful to be able to offer our children an experience that's not about their condition, which can often take over everything else.

"This kind of experience is extremely positive and will help develop confidence and life skills."

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AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 13th September 2012
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