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Aston Villa Foundation: McNaught supports Prince's Trust link-up

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Aston Villa Foundation: McNaught supports Prince's Trust link-up

Claret and blue legend Ken McNaught helped cap off a fun week-long programme delivered by the Aston Villa Foundation - aimed at a group of 14 young people

The week improved their skills and confidence and helped them achieve a sports qualification in the process.

All members of the group secured a Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership which equips them with skills for coaching sport.

It was part of the Prince's Trust 'Get Started' initiative.

The club's foundation works closely with the Prince's Trust to support young people across Birmingham and help give them a better start.

On the final day of the programme, the group enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of Villa Park, and a visit from McNaught.

The former defender answered questions from the group and spoke about his memories of celebrated Villa matches including the European Super Cup victory over Barcelona where he played a key role, scoring the third goal.

Ravinder Masih, Head of Aston Villa Foundation, said: "We continue to see the benefits of working with the Princes Trust - tangible outcomes and a difference in the lives of young people.

"Those who took part in this 'Get Started' programme really grew in confidence over the course of the week.

"On the Monday, some of them had said they weren't sure they would cope with the programme, but by the Friday they had all excelled, bonded as a team, and had a really enjoyable week."

Other young people from across Birmingham, who are not in education, employment or training, are welcome to apply to the Prince's Trust to join the next 'Get Started' programme which will be held at Villa Park mid-March.

To find out more, visit the PRINCE'S TRUST WEBSITE 

Alternatively, please contact Alex Varilone at the Prince's Trust if you are interested at or text "football" to 07436 797 257 and Alex will call you back.

By @AVFCOfficial 17th February 2016
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