Last year MOMS was approached by our Norwegian Villa friend Kristoffer Freding, who had won an Aston Villa shirt signed by the Villa squad in a competition. Kris wanted to auction off the shirt to help Operation Drawstring, which was set up by fellow Villan Kerry Lenihan to help Birmingham’s homeless.
MOMS decided to wait until after the 2017/18 play-off final to put it up for auction, but Villa proceeded to lose the Wembley showpiece against Fulham. As a result, it just didn’t feel right putting the shirt up for auction until Villa took care of – to quote John Terry – ‘unfinished business’.
Fast forward a year, and that business has been well and truly taken care of, so we are now auctioning off the shirt with all proceeds going to directly to the Aston & Nechells Foodbank (as suggested by Kerry).
Aston & Nechells Foodbank has been doing collections at Aston Parish Church on Aston Villa matchdays over the past season, so it will be nice to send a contribution their way in the off-season to help local families in the Aston area.
The 2017/18 home shirt (a men’s M size) is unworn, mint condition with tags and is signed by the Villa squad of that season, including Jack Grealish, James Chester, Conor Hourihane, Robert Snodgrass, Alan Hutton, Jonathan Kodjia, Ahmed Elmohamady, Mile Jedinak, Albert Adomah and Mr Unfinished Business himself, John Terry.
Click on the below link for the auction details and to bid:
***Bonus Retro Shirt Thanks***
Since the auction got off to a great start on its opening day, MOMS has organised with our buddies 3Retro that the auction winner, will get the bonus of being able to pick themselves any retro shirt/jacket for free from the 3Retro online shop (Villa or otherwise)… because we’re extra like that.
Check out 3Retro’s Villa range here (Code 3Retro10 for 10% OFF)
Many thanks to all the amazing and generous Villans that have bid so far.