Thursday, December 17, 2015

The "R" Word

After facing relegation battles the past several years, this year has been the worst.  The only win to date has been the opening match vs Bournemouth way back in AUGUST.  Most of us are bracing for what looks likely as a drop to the Championship.  Absent a miraculous turn-around, we in the U.S. will be needing to find ways to catch Villa matches in another way.

Here is the dress code for the remainder of this season.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

San Diego Meet-Up

The opening weekend of the 2015-16 Premier League season kicked off with the 2015 North America Meet-up in sunny San Diego California.  We had people representing 10 U.S. states, ENG, and IRE!  It was a fantastic weekend hosted by Simon Tissington and the San Diego Lions.  

Friday 7 Aug:  this was arrival day for many and we gathered at the Shakespeare Pub for a rousing night of drinking and singing to get us warmed up for the Sat morning match vs Bournemouth.

Saturday 8 August:  6am bright and early!   Great win, awesome company, and amazing singing at the Bluefoot Bar in San Diego!  We also raised over $3,300 for Acorns Children's Hospice!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Footy SF

Footy SF maintains a webpage that connects people of a variety of football supporter groups in the Bay Area.  AVFC California is happy to be included on this list.

Saturday, June 6, 2015


Just a sample from Lions Club branches in North America!



Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Ups and Downs: 2015 FA Cup Final

THE DOWNS: All of the excitement leading up to Villa's first FA Cup Final appearance since 2000 was drowned by the result of the game and the awful behavior by some Villa supporters during and after the game.

THE UPS:  Fantastic turnout across North America as photos from meet-ups in Cleveland, Chicago, Toronto, Denver, Vancouver, San Diego, and many more were posted on Facebook.  In San Francisco, we had a great turnout at The Mad Dog in the Fog where we outnumbered the Gooners easily 10-1.  We had a great time with our "regulars", new people to the club, and Villa supporters visiting California from the UK.