The North London Lions was founded in May 2015 and is run by Matt Waring.
Matt says, "As a young football fan growing up in Reading, I was surrounded at school by the other kids opting to support Liverpool, Man Utd, and so on. Wanting to be a bit different, I decided that Aston Villa were the team for me - and it’s been that way ever since!
It wasn’t until some years later that I convinced my dad to take me to my first Villa game: a 2-1 win against Derby County with Tommy Johnson and Julian Joachim netting for Villa. From that moment I was hooked; and rapidly turned from occasional matches to regular attendance, finally graduating into a season ticket holder.
Having grown up in Reading, attended University in Coventry and then living in Oxford for a number of years, I moved to North London 3 years ago. My attendance has been very mixed over the years, and since moving to London I’ve wanted to both meet more fellow Villa fans and also get to more games. I reached out to the London Lions and was delighted to become Chairman of our North London branch.
Whether you’re looking to try and make it to more games, or just want to meet up with some fellow Villa fans in the area - please do get in touch, join us, and let’s grow the claret and blue community in North London!"
Follow Matt on twitter @matthewwaring
To become a member of the North London Lions, e-mail Matt with your full address, mobile number and client booking reference number (provided to you by the Aston Villa ticket office) to firstname.lastname@example.org