Whilst confusion still reigns when it comes to the possibility of a return to footballing action at some point in the more near future with the Premier League’s clear hope that games can restart behind closed doors, Aston Villa have quietly held their own counsel but this weekend we’ve had two good announcements.
Firstly on Friday evening, we confirmed that we had repurposed the North Stand so we could lighten the load on the NHS when it came to maternity care clinics.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) April 24, 2020
From Monday next week, we will begin hosting clinics for both expectant mums and new parents, with midwives and health visitors providing postnatal and antenatal care, along with newborn hearing tests.
Given all the concerns owing to Coronavirus and understandable worries about attending hospitals when pregnant or with newborns, this is a fantastic way for us to help do our part and provide some relief.
Special shout for Deputy director of Midwifery, Louise Wilde, who set the ball rolling here – she’s a Villan!
"I was born under the Holte End stand, I was born under the Holte End stand. These boots were made for kicking……."
— Richard E (@Richard80711135) April 24, 2020
— Bhavick Ricky Popat (@RickyPopat) April 24, 2020
— Jayne🦁 (@villajayne1) April 24, 2020
We sit by Louise at matches, well done all 👏👏
— Ian Smith (@ianian399) April 24, 2020
COME ON ME VILLA BABBIES!
— Bad English (@BadEnglish_) April 24, 2020
Well played Villa, well played !! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💜💙
— Pagey 🦁 #avfc 💜💙 (@apachevilla) April 24, 2020
Proud to be a Villa fan 🙂
— David AVFC (@David_A_V_F_C) April 24, 2020
With the club also announcing a wage deferral for the players on Saturday – it’s been quite a good weekend on the news front.