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PremierLeague-News.Com - Aston Villa is asking for Sutton families to come forward and host their academy players and get a 'valuable extra income'
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Aston Villa has put out a call to families in Sutton Coldfield who could host and look after future star players. The club is looking for families who can offer homes for its academy players, aged from 14 to 23. Some of the Villa stars who have come through the ranks via this route are former England international Gary Cahill, Northern Ireland’s most capped player, Steven Davis, along with Jacob Ramsay, Keinan Davis, Ciaran Clark, Liam Ridgewell, Rob Edwards and Callum Robinson. Read More Related Articles Dean Smith sent 'special' demand after Jack Grealish watches Aston Villa youngsters dazzle Read More Related Articles FA Youth Cup final details as Aston Villa set up Liverpool clash with Louie Barry masterclass The club said: “Our ideal host family provision will be able to offer our young players a stable, safe, comfortable, and we hope, a happy family environment. “We believe our players perform better on the pitch when they are settled and content at home. “At Villa we pride ourselves on a nurturing environment and we want our players to fulfil their potential both on and off the pitch.” The club is after families in the B72, B73, B74, B75 and B76 postcodes in Sutton – anywhere from Wylde Green and Boldmere, to Four Oaks, Walmley and Minworth. Read More Related Articles Paintball venue near Sutton Coldfield UK's first to offer Bitcoin, Ethereum & Ripple XRP cryptocurrency payments Read More Related Articles Amazon to create hundreds of jobs at huge new delivery station in Sutton Coldfield These will be homes which are close to its education partner and near enough to its plush Bodymoor Heath training ground, which is just a 15-minute drive or some seven miles from the town centre. The club is asking for ‘good quality accommodation, preferably in a family environment’. Hosts will also be asked to provide a daily breakfast, evening meal and occasional lunches – ‘in line with nutritional guidance from the Academy’, access to laundry facilities and WiFi. In return they will get a 'valuable extra income'. (Image: Tamworth Herald) Aston Villa said it is after both full-time and part-time accommodation during the football season and said ‘a willingness to accommodate players on a short-term basis throughout the season is also desirable’. Stays can be from one-night to five to seven nights a week. Hosts would be expected to ‘Include our young people in family life as much as they feel comfortable with’. And to report any welfare concerns to the Academy safeguarding and welfare team should they occur. Aston Villa would offer payment and would ‘regularly inspect’ the hosts home. Sign up to our Villa newsletter for updates ahead of the transfer deadline Why should you sign up? Villa have enjoyed a fine season so far after signing Ollie Watkins, Betrand Traore, Matty Cash, Emi Martinez and Ross Barkley in the summer. Morgan Sanson is the only January addition so far but there is still time to reshape the squad before the January window closes at 11pm on February 1. You can find the latest transfer news in on one pace - in our daily Aston Villa bulletin.
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Helen Roberts, the player care manager at Aston Villa said: “We are searching for care and accommodation providers - host families - to host young lions as they go through they’re development journey with the club. “The host families hold an important role in the development of our young players away from the training ground, giving them a home away from home. “Many of the clubs previous academy graduates have gone on to have careers both within the first team and wider football, along with being part of the host family programme."
Helen added: “Many families that get involved want to help young people develop and are passionate about contributing to their lives. “Families tend to have space within their homes to host two players, time and energy to be support them through their journey at the academy. Along with having a passion for football!” Anyone wanting to find out more and to let the club know of their interest can visit: https://www.avfc.co.uk/host-families/ The club said as part of the recruitment process the club would need to conduct a number of home visits to determine the suitability and ensure the home meets the requirements for hosting young players within the academy.
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