By Will Butcher
Keith Wyness has revealed that rebuilding Aston Villa’s foundation is a huge priority for the club.
Villa’s chief executive revealed his determination to reinvigorate his side’s position in the community, which is a registered charity and organises projects in Birmingham.
Wyness, 59, revealed on his personal Twitter account that there has been “big progress” in revamping Villa’s schemes at grass roots level, which he believes is “vital” to the community.
Rebuilding avfc foundation is one of the priorities, big progress so far, avfc is vital to the community #utv
— keith wyness (@retsub12) March 5, 2017
The foundation recently started a new scheme entitled “Think Football”, which offers free football to promote mental health and a positive wellbeing for adults over the age of 18.
On the pitch, Villa’s senior side have also revitalised their form with three wins in the last three games against the likes of Derby, Bristol City and Rotherham.
Manager Steve Bruce watched from the dugout as the relegated Premier League side did the double over Yorkshire outfit Rotherham, with a 2-0 away from home on Saturday.
The deadlock was finally broken at the New York Stadium with just 22 minutes remaining , following an own goal from Will Vaulks before Jonathan Kodjia scored his 13th of the season.
The win sees Villa climb to 13th place and even further away from a potential relegation battle, but they still remain 16 points away from the Championship’s top six.
In other Aston Villa news, Bruce has delivered an injury update on this senior player following the win against Rotherham.