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Hendrie and Taylor in big challenge at open training session

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Hendrie and Taylor in big challenge at open training session

Lee Hendrie and Ian Taylor will go head to head at the opening training session next Monday - in Villa's own version of popular TV show Red or Black.

Hendrie and Taylor, so often team-mates in claret and blue, will captain their respective teams on the day, which will be made up of kids in attendance.

The competition will take the form of skills challenges, goals targets - and tough teasers for members of each team.

And the final challenge will be the toughest of them all, with a 'race with a difference' across the Villa Park pitch tipping the event in one of the side's favour.

The Claret or Blue challenge begins at 9.20am - but that forms only one part of the exciting event.

Paul Lambert has organised the special open training session to help supporters and stars bond.

The exciting event, in association with Fiat, will see grandparents, mums, dads and kids flock to B6 to see the new boss put his young and hungry squad through their paces.

You'll be able to get up close and personal with the summer signings like Christian Benteke, Joe Bennett, Ashley Westwood, Matt Lowton, Ron Vlaar, Brett Holman, Karim El Ahmadi and Jordan Bowery.

Then there's established favourites like Darren Bent, Gabby Agbonlahor, Brad Guzan, Shay Given and Ciaran Clark.

Tickets for season card holders are free and available to snap up now.

General admission prices for tickets are £2 [adults] and £1 [U16s] and are also on sale now.

However, if you buy a ticket for Villa's big clash with Norwich, you'll get a free ticket for the open training session.

In fact, there's a very tempting 4-4-£44 offer for the Norwich game in selected areas of the ground.

Tickets will be available by popping into Villa Village or New Street, contacting 0800 612 0970 or buying online

Please note that because of the large numbers of supporters expected to attend, autograph opportunities will be limited.

There will also be lots of competitions on the day - and also 'one day only' discounts on merchandise and tickets.

Why not take your open training session experience into extra time with lunch in one of our executive suites with club mascots Hercules, Bella and Chip?

A tasty two-course lunch will be served from 12noon with face painters on hand to entertain the kids.

Prices for the lunch are £10 [adults], £7.50 [U16s] and free [U2s].

Call 0800 612 0950 or book online.


AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 15th October 2012
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