Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy 140th!

North America Lions Club members collaborated and put together in the last 24-hours a video to wish Aston Villa Football Club a Happy 140th birthday and many more!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

California Lions Club Caps to Support Acorns

A California Lions Club cap was produced for the Texas tour and were sold to support Acorns Children's Hospice, Aston Villa's charity partner.  A limited supply of these special caps are still available.  

If you are interested in purchasing a cap, email avfc.california (at)  The caps are $20 USD each + shipping costs.  All net proceeds go to Acorns.  In your email, please specify quantity and shipping address.  All payments should be made via PayPal.  Caps will ship as soon as payment is received.  UP THE VILLA!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Villa Park in May and Texas in July

Sorry for the lack of new material here.  Back in May, the North American Lions roared into B6 for the final matches of the 2013-14 season (Hull, City, and Spurs).  A great trip that included playing in the annual chairman's game and enjoying the Lions Club Awards Night.

(Image courtesy of Alicante Lions)

In July, Aston Villa headed to the Lone Star State to play two pre-season friendlies with MLS teams (FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo).  There was an amazing turnout by the Villa faithful from all parts of the U.S. and from around the globe.  Funds were also raised for Acorns, Villa's charity partner.  It was an amazing trip - I am hoping that Villa will be visiting the U.S. again sooner rather than later!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Season and Suffering has Finally Ended

Another Premier League season has come to a close and Villa had to battle again to avoid the drop to the Championship.  Now begins the summer drama of (1) new ownership (2) transfers and (3) and all the rumors that fly around!

Let's hope this is the beginning of a new (much more positive) chapter in the history of Aston Villa.  UTV and VTID! 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Nice start... not so nice finish.

Westwoods free kick got Villa started fast, but Man Utd scored multiple times through a weak defense. The game could have been very different if Beneteke could have made at least 1 or 2 of those 3 great chances he had.  Sigh.

Monday, March 17, 2014

North America Invasion 2014

Lions Club members from all over North America will be descending upon B6  for the final week of the Premier League season (Hull City at home and 2 away fixtures at Man City and Spurs).  Following the Hull City match, Lions Club chairmen will take to the Villa Park pitch for the annual UK Lions vs Overseas Lions match and then followed by the annual Lions Club awards night.

(from our Chicago meet-up for the opening of the Premier League season in Aug 2013)