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Coastal walkers raise thousands

Fundraisers take part in sixth annual challenge

Eighty nine walkers took to the North Norfolk Coast over the weekend for the sixth annual Coastal Walk Challenge. 

The gruelling 24-hour charity walk, organised by the Community Sports Foundation (CSF), started at Hunstanton early Friday morning and ended at the historic Cromer Pier on Saturday. 

Fundraisers passed through seaside towns, coastal villages and beaches, completing a distance of 47-miles in total.

The group have so far raised a staggering £22,000 for the Foundation's work with disadvantaged and disabled people across the county.

CSF Fundraising Officer Emma Fletcher commented:

“All eighty nine walkers did an incredible job tackling the coastal paths; many conquered personal challenges by making it to the end which is brilliant! It was great to see everyone getting along, chatting in their groups and dotting the coastline in yellow.

“I would like to thank everyone who took part and made the event such a success. Early estimates are that we have raised £22,000 for the local community and this is set to rise. Our walkers really were changing lives with every step!

“Also a special mention to our volunteer masseurs and physios for working through the day and night and to Simon from Randell's Footcare who looked after everyone’s feet!”

CSF would like to thank event sponsors Ashton’s LegalCafe2U for supplying drinks at Morston, local butcher Icarus Hines and The Grove Cromer for organising a post-walk barbecue, Wells Beach Café for opening up out-of-hours to serve food and Sainsbury’s, Phil Swash and the Holden Group for supplying essential event support.

Inspired by this year’s event? Join us for the Coastal Walk Challenge in June 2018 and experience the breathtaking coastal views, create fantastic memories and help raise funds for us.

For further information, please contact emma.fletcher@canaries.co.uk.

Take a look at our online photo gallery showcasing some of the highlights of this year's challenge.

Story added: 13 Jun 2017 / Read story on own page »

Accolades for City′s powerchair squad

Norwich side rewarded with the Fair Play Trophy for the second year

Another season has come to an end for the Community Sports Foundation’s (CSF) powerchair football squad.

The Norwich side finished third in the Wheelchair Football Association League (South East Division 1) and were also rewarded with the Fair Play Trophy for the second year in a row, which was voted for by opposing teams.

The team, who train every Friday at City Academy, lost only one game last season, securing promotion to Division 1 in Surrey last May after clinching the South East Division 2 title.

Mike Coleman (pictured below, left), who was the Community Hero for Norwich City FC’s clash with Burton Albion earlier in the season, won the Division’s Player of the Season award.

Mike Coleman (left) and Max Bode (right)

Coleman, who captains the side, has seen his good form rewarded with a recent trip to Shropshire where he trained with and played against England’s powerchair football team.

CSF Disability Development Officer Darren Hunter coaches the team and is delighted with their performance. He said: 

“This season has been a considerable challenge but the team’s development and dedication has been excellent from the start. 

“We are planning on putting two teams in the South East Regional League next season due to the increase in participant numbers so that shows good progression. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the money we receive from Premier League and through fundraising.

“This support enables these players to experience a game that not only develops independence, motivation, and self-esteem but, importantly, allows them to have fun with their friends and participate in a game they all love.”

The teams are coached by the Community Sports Foundation and are always on the look-out for new players. 

If you want to get involved with the powerchair team or require any further information, please contact darren.hunter@canaries.co.uk.

Story added: 12 Jun 2017 / Read story on own page »

Win a pair of VIP Take That tickets

Enter our exclusive competition

Take That's spectacular Wonderland tour hits Carrow Road this month and we've got five pairs of VIP tickets up for grabs in our exclusive competition! 

Each winning prize includes:

- 2 x tickets to see Take That live on Thursday 15th June 2017 at Norwich City Football Club

- Pre-concert dinner in a VIP hospitality box 

- Premium hospitality box seating 

Valued at £800 a pair, all proceeds made will go directly to support the Community Sports Foundation. 

To be entered into the prize draw, simply make a donation of £10 here.

Make sure you tick the box saying "I'm happy to be contacted by the Community Sports Foundation" so that we are able to get in touch if you win. 

Good luck!

Terms and Conditions

Donations must be made by 5pm on Monday 12th June 2017 for your chance to win. 

All donations made after this time will not be eligible and are non-refundable.  

There is no limit to the amount of times you are able to enter this prize draw.

Winners will be notified by email on Tuesday 13th June 2017. 

Please note, any person under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult. The minimum age for concert attendees is 14 years old.

Story added: 05 Jun 2017 / Read story on own page »

Northgate set for national final

Pupils to represent Norfolk in England Handball competition

Eleven girls from Northgate High School will represent their county at the England Handball National School Finals in Worcester later this month. 

The team excelled at two handball tournaments held earlier this year, securing a place in the final following their victory at the southern regional qualifying round in May.

The Community Sports Foundation (CSF) and England Handball Association launched a partnership in January 2017, with the idea of increasing engagement in the sport throughout Norfolk. 

The Foundation currently deliver handball sessions to high schools across the county to improve interest in the sport and help increase local participation rates.

CSF Sports Development Officer Toby Nickerson commented:

“This is the first time that Norfolk have had representation within the tournament so to get a team to the finals day is a fantastic achievement in itself. The girls had a great attitude and did their county and school proud.

“Each stage of the tournament has provided a fantastic opportunity for young people from our Community Hub schools to take part in their first ever high level handball competition.

“We would like to place on record our thanks to the England Handball Association for the support in giving these young people the opportunity to compete in the tournament.”

The pupils will compete in the U13 Girls’ category against five other national teams on Sunday 11th June. 

Follow @NorwichCityCSF and keep up with the team’s progress on the day.

Story added: 01 Jun 2017 / Read story on own page »

Fundraisers step up for CSF

Over £6000 raised from charity walk

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, a group of 11 fundraisers made the long trip to Northumberland to embark on an 85-mile trek across Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for the Community Sports Foundation (CSF). 

The team set off from Wallsend on Friday morning, walking continuously for 12 hours per day across fields, villages and roadside pathways before finishing up in Bowness-on-Solway on Sunday evening.

Over £6000 has been raised so far which will help to improve the lives of disadvantaged and disabled people throughout Norfolk.  

CSF Charity Fundraising Officer Emma Fletcher described the challenge as “hard but extremely rewarding,” and offered her thanks to all involved. She added: 

“I am so incredibly proud of everyone. The group had to contend with some very changeable weather with both thunderstorms and blistering sunshine making appearances. 

“Although the team set a great pace, which they maintained through much of the walk, they were definitely feeling the effects of the challenge by day three!” 

Team CSF!

The event coincided perfectly with National Walking Month, a campaign which runs throughout May to encourage the public to get on their feet and reap the benefits of walking. 

“Walking challenges play a big part in our fundraising activity. Earlier in May, around 11 families took part in our inaugural Mini Coastal Challenge where they had the chance to share some quality time together and make some special memories.

“Also, our annual Coastal Walk Challenge is imminent and something we are very much looking forward to!”

Inspired by these events? Join us for our walking challenges in 2018 and create some fantastic memories for us.

For further information, please contact emma.fletcher@canaries.co.uk.

PHOTOS | Take a look at the Hadrian’s Wall and Mini Coastal Challenge online photo galleries.

WATCH | 22 miles in 9 hours - highlights from the Mini Coastal Challenge.

Story added: 01 Jun 2017 / Read story on own page »

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