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Aston Villa players team up with DPD to deliver new away kit to fans


By John Glenday | Reporter

July 8, 2014 | 2 min read

Aston Villa players have teamed up with parcel service DPD to deliver their new away kit to competition winning fans as part of tie-up to mark the launch of a new Sunday delivery service.

Six players from the 1982 European Cup winning team have been drafted in to man the vans delivering the kit to 100 fans who pre-booked the new away shirt prior to midnight on 8 July for a special one-off delivery.

Gordon Cowans, Gary Shaw, Tony Morley, Kenny Swain, Ken McNaught and Colin Gibson will each take to the roads around Birmingham to hand deliver their precious cargo in uniquely liveried DPD vans this Sunday.

Russell Jones, Aston Villa's head of marketing and communications said, "Our new away kit has more than a passing resemblance to the shirt the team wore for the 1982 European Cup final, so we thought it would be very special indeed to get the guys together again and create a bit of magic for our fans. It should be a great day and we're very grateful to DPD for helping make it possible.

"As we are using DPD's Predict service, fans will receive a notification the night before and will then be given a one-hour delivery slot so they aren't hanging around all day. The notification from DPD will even tell them which legend will be delivering their shirt and they can then track their own legend on the DPD website as he makes his way around his route, all the way to their front door. As a result, we're hoping fans will be able to get some family and friends round and make it a very special delivery!"

Dwain McDonald, DPD's CEO added; "As a Stoke City fan I can certainly remember one very happy Sunday involving the Villa last season! But even I can appreciate that having a European Cup legend turn up on your doorstep with your new shirt is pretty cool!”

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