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Villa players hand out 'Tickets For Schools'

Watch video as Aston Villa players give tickets to primary school pupils

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Three of Aston Villa's first team visited the Prince Albert Primary School, located just a mile from Villa Park, recently in an event to mark the club's 'Tickets for Schools' project.

Marc Albrighton, Eric Lichaj and Matt Lowton turned up to meet the pupils and hand out tickets to the children in exchange for vouchers.

In the 'Tickets for Schools' project Aston Villa have committed to releasing 1,000 Barclays Premier League to local schools in the West Midlands.

These match tickets are awarded in exchange for vouchers which can be earned by pupils for good behaviour or, in the case of Prince Albert, bought off the school for £3 each to raise funds.

"I would have loved a scheme like this when I was at school," said Matt Lowton, who joined Villa in the summer from Sheffield United. "It gives the kids an extra incentive to do put the hard work in and get to watch the game on Saturday."

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Key Points

  • Aston Villa's first team visit Prince Albert Primary School, Birmingham
  • Marc Albrighton, Eric Lichaj and Matt Lowton handed out match tickets in 'Tickets for Schools' project
  • Watch video to see what happened