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The Aston Villa Former Players Association is an independent non profit-making organisation governed by Constitution and managed by former players and others with specific skills. It was established in January 1995, primarily to provide a comprehensive range of Health & Welfare support to all former Aston Villa players, not just retired players.
In addition to our primary purpose, our operations also include running the 'Aston Villa Old Stars' charity football team, which was established in 1960, organising sporting & social events, supporting other charitable & community events, maximising commercial opportunities for former players, and developing our links with Aston Villa Football Club, the business community and Aston Villa supporters among many other things.
How We Started
The motivation for establishing the Aston Villa FPA came from reading a newspaper article reporting the predicament of a former Aston Villa legend who was selling his medals to "make ends meet". So, it appeared whilst the established Aston Villa Old Stars football team was raising huge sums of money around the country for very worthy causes, the plight of "our own" was inadvertently being overlooked. Something had to be done!
Since our formation and with the invaluable assistance of both the Professional Footballers Association (the players union) and Aston Villa Football Club, The Aston Villa FPA has been able to help many former players who have required and this will remain the core purpose of our existence.
From the beginning, business standards have been applied to the management of the association that continues to operate as a very professional, efficient and effective organisation that is respected throughout the UK and now, as members of EFPA (European Group of Former Players Associations), in Europe also.
The Aston Villa FPA provides the platform for members to renew friendships and make new ones through its annual calendar of sporting and social events, which has been instrumental in reuniting hundreds of former players from all over the world.
Whilst participating in many of these events, former players are also supporting a primary objective of the association, which is our commitment to raising funds for charities and worthy causes. Everyone should be proud that over £5 million had been raised.
Aston Villa FPA is also geared to provide support to all types of community projects and corporate events such as dinners, seminars, conferences, product launches, golf days or any other event that may be helped by the personal appearance of former Aston Villa players.
Aston Villa Football Club has a proud history and a bright future. Aston Villa Former Players Association continues to champion both with distinction.
For more information about our Old Stars team and fixtures, please click here.