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Picture gallery: Weimann appears at half-term soccer schools

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Picture gallery: Weimann appears at half-term soccer schools

Budding footballers at two of Villa's half-term soccer schools were treated to visits from some of their claret and blue heroes this week.

Andreas Weimann, Enda Stevens and Joe Bennett met youngsters who were taking part in the popular football development sessions.

On Tuesday, Bennett starred at the Villa Park Indoor Academy, taking part in question and answer session before signing autographs.

While the former Middlesbrough full-back took centre stage in B6, Weimann and Stevens appeared at Arthur Terry School in Sutton Coldfield.

The following day, there was a surprise in store for those at the Villa Park soccer school with Weimann making another appearance.

The Austrian striker has become a fans favourite since breaking in to the first team last season.

His increasing popularity was evident during his two soccer school visits.

"There are loads of kids on these courses and it is great for them to see the players," says Weimann.

"When I first came to Villa I was in the youth team and looking up to the first team players was exciting and brilliant.

"So I can see how these kids feel when one of us comes down here. It is brilliant."

It was a great week for children at the soccer schools, with sessions held at various locations including Aston, Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield, Aston, Selly Oak and Edgbaston.

Check out the picture gallery of Weimann at the Villa Park soccer school.

By @AVFCOfficial 21st February 2013
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