The East London Lions is run by John O'Brien


John says, "Having lived in Australia, Ireland and The Channel Islands, it wasn't until 2007 when moving to London that I was able to go to Aston Villa games on a regular basis.


In Australia in the 90's I was a member of the supporters club in Sydney but with a lack of coverage on TV and the odd meet up it was mainly watching the highlights show on a Monday that I was able to see any Villa action. That is what it was like back then in Australia, now you can watch Villa live on Fox Sports more or less every week at midnight or later and if you want with Villa fans in Cheers bar but nothing beats watching live football.


Living in East London and Essex meant only one thing, joining up with the East London Lions mainly to be able to get tickets to the away games and meet fellow Villans. In 2010 when Simon Staples decided to up sticks and move out of London I then took over the running of the club."


Follow John on twitter @thechiefvillan


To become a member of the East London Lions, e-mail John with your full address, mobile number and client booking reference number (provided to you by the Aston Villa ticket office) to