Gabby Agbonlahor today revealed the lure of the Premier League “buzz” as he backed Villa’s Tickets for Schools scheme.
The forward reckons the Villa Park experience can tempt the next generation of fans to the club.
Villa launched the scheme in January 2012 and give out 1,000 free tickets to local primary schools for every Premier League game.
The club already offer the second cheapest season ticket in the top flight – behind Manchester City.
And, ahead of Saturday’s visit of Everton, Agbonlahor said schools who come to Villa Park will have a day to remember.
“The buzz of a Premier League player is massive never mind for a kid. For me, as a kid, remembering some of the games, it was a big day out,” he said.
“We weren’t lucky enough to have things like this when we were at school, so credit to the club for doing it.
The vouchers are available from participating schools at a discretionary fee, to pupils under the age of 12, on a first-come-first-served basis.
All funds generated are retained by the school and can be used to buy books or equipment. The scheme is open to all primary schools in the West Midlands, with 115 schools currently signed up.