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Will Clarke

CSF disability programmes have helped inspire youngster 

Will Clarke has benefitted enormously from programmes offered by the Club through the Community Sports Foundation.

The youngster, who has cerebral palsy plus a number of other medical problems, is an enthusiastic participant who regularly attends numerous disability sports sessions provided by CSF.

Proud Mum, Amanda, has noticed a number of changes since his involvement with CSF and said: “He’s a lot more sociable; before he did a lot of things by himself and now he’s much more keen to be with other people. 

"He’s met new people and has learned a lot of new things. Will has always loved sport, but he's not able to attend many mainstream sessions. 

VIDEO: Will's Story

"If it wasn't for the fundraising that is done for the charity, he probably couldn't participate in the variety of sports that he does."

CSF Disability coordinator Lewis Plowman added: “Will has really developed with us since joining our programme.

“He is a big character and many of our younger participants look up to him as a role model.”

Will ClarkeWill Clarke with Cameron

As part of the club’s Community Week, which is a chance to raise a wider awareness for the various programmes, people and participants that engage with the Community Sports Foundation (CSF) on a weekly basis, young disability participant Will Clarke was given the opportunity to be the Community Hero for the club’s fixture against Nottingham Forest.

Will was introduced to the crowd, brought out the matchball and met Norwich City FC CEO David McNally and Cameron Jerome, Will's favourite player.

Following the game, Cameron sent Will his signed match shirt. 

The Disability programmes which Will enjoys are made possible courtesy of funding through CSF's Sporting Light Appeal.