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Canary Legend Eleven

New for 2017!


Ever dreamt about playing alongside Canaries Hall of Famers Grant Holt and Adam Drury at Carrow Road? 

Well, this May, you can - and all to raise money to support the Community Sports Foundation's disabled and disadvantaged programmes.

The Canary Legend Eleven match, gives you the opportunity to play alongside Holt and Drury on the hallowed turf on Thursday 11th May, 2017 (12.30pm-3.30pm), and you can reserve your place now. 

The 'Canary Legend Eleven' package includes:

  • Min. of 60-minutes playing time
  • Legend on each team
  • Playing strip (full Norwich City FC replica kit, number included - name on back is an additional cost of £10)
  • Entrance music & names on scoreboard
  • Pre-match refreshments (tea & coffee) & post-match refreshments (buffet), with bar available.
  • Goody bag with Norwich City FC merchandise
  • Photos with a legend
  • Ground tour tickets

Format & timings

11.30am Players arrive, escorted to Player’s Lounge for refreshments

12.15pm Players escorted to changing rooms to change / warm-up

1.10pm Kick-off (First-Half)

1.55pm Half-time

2.05pm Kick-off (Second-Half)

2.50pm Final whistle

3.30pm Escorted to Carling Lounge/Yellows for post-race refreshments

Book your spot in the match before Tuesday 28th February and take advantage of the Early-Bird price of just £300 (regular price £325).

Online booking

Alternatively, book three or more players and qualify for the group offer of £275 per player. To make a group booking, please contact

Story added: 16 Feb 2017 / Read story on own page »

NCS Match Day

Clubs unite to show support for National Citizen Service

Across the country, Premier League and Football League clubs are highlighting the positive work that young people have done in the local community through the National Citizen Service.

At tonight's fixture against Newcastle United, Norwich City FC is showing its support for the programme.

The Club’s Community Sports Foundation (CSF) deliver the programme in Norfolk, and a number of young participants are guests at the game today. The teenagers, from Open Academy in Norwich, will receive their graduation certificates prior to kick-off, before enjoying the game from the Aviva Community Corner. 

The group helped to organise a Walking Football tournament for over-55s in the area, and have continued to host weekly sessions at the school.

NCS is a nationwide experience for Year 11s and 12s. In Norfolk, the NCS programme is delivered by CSF. Participants enjoy a number of fun-filled team activities while away on a residential retreat, before returning to help local charities raise money through various different community-based events.

Over 300,000 young people have now participated in NCS nationwide, with 1.9 million hours of social action delivered - the equivalent to building 74 Olympic Stadiums.

Jenna Cannell, NCS Engagement Officer at the CSF believes that more young people in Norfolk can benefit from the programme:

“I would encourage any young person to take part in NCS. It is a unique opportunity where you can develop life and employability skills, make new friends and have lots of fun.”

Are you 15-17 year old? Keep an eye on the big screen before the game and during half-time for a sneak preview of what the NCS programme is about.

If you’d like to find out more, visit or email

Story added: 10 Feb 2017 / Read story on own page »

Date set for Jamie′s Game

Celebrity soccer match to return on Sunday 21st May 2017

We are pleased to announce that the fifth annual Community Sports Foundation’s Jamie’s Game returns to Carrow Road on Sunday 21st May 2017 (k/o 3pm)

The celebrity football match, organised in conjunction with Sellebrity Soccer, has raised hundreds of thousands since its inception in 2013 to support the work of the Foundation with disabled and disadvantaged individuals in the local community.

A provisional list of celebrities can be found here, with a number of exciting additions to the lineups to be revealed at a later date.

Last year’s ten-goal thriller saw YouTube sensation Jim Chapman’s side edge out Calum Best’s XI 6-4, and included a return to Carrow Road for City legend Grant Holt.

To add yourself to the Jamie’s Game mailing list, and receive ticket information and celebrity lineup news as soon as it is released, click here.


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It′s go time!

Run Norwich general entry is now open

It’s go time; Run Norwich 2017 general entry is now open.

Click here to enter Run Norwich 2017.

Our 10k race through Norwich’s beautiful city centre returns on Sunday, August 6, and promises to be another hugely popular event. 

Last year’s race sold out, with thousands entering within 48 hours of general entry opening. 

Don’t miss out on joining us on the start line!


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

London beckons for Aylsham High

Students to represent the Canaries in Enterprise Challenge Play-Offs

Aylsham High School will be representing Norwich City Football Club at this year’s Premier League (PL) Enterprise Challenge Play-Offs on Thursday.

School teams representing Premier League and English Football League clubs will go head-to-head in a football-related business task, set by PL Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore. This year’s task challenges teams to come up with a business plan to engage international fans.

Aylsham High School were chosen to represent the Canaries after a strong showing at a heat stage run by the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation (CSF), who operate the challenge on behalf of the club, in December.

In 2016, a team of pupils from Open Academy (pictured below) advanced though the Play-Off stage and represented the club at the PL Challenge Final

Open Academy at the PL FinalsOpen Academy at the PL Finals

The five pupils impressed the judges with their business ideas of early bird discounts on food and drink and special ‘Match Day Experience’ packages but Man United’s representatives were the ultimate winners.

CBBC presenter Lauren Layfield, who will return as a judge for one of the Play-Off events this year, was impressed by the hard work of the young people involved in the PL Enterprise Challenge in 2015/16: 

"This programme is not what it seems maybe from the outside. It's an opportunity for kids, but it's more. It's a chance for them to prove themselves.

"They may go away from here and will be cool and teenage about it but you can tell that they all are proud of themselves, going, 'I can do that.' "

PL Enterprise is joint-funded by the Premier League and Sport Relief and uses the backdrop of professional football clubs' business models to deliver enterprise education to inspire young people and increase their aspirations and skills.

The programme has engaged more than 11,000, thirteen-to-fifteen-year-olds in educational sessions run by Premier League and English Football League clubs since it began in 2009. 100 schools and 600 young people are due to take part in this year’s Challenge.

The PL Enterprise Challenge Final will take place in Central London on Monday 20 March.

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

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