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Jamie′s Game Soccer School

Exclusive Soccer School on the Carrow Road pitch!

The Community Sports Foundation will be holding a special one-off Soccer School at Norwich City Football Club on Sunday 21 May, prior to Jamie’s Game

The School will take place on the Carrow Road pitch, and the package includes two tickets to the game. 

 

Jamie’s Game Soccer School

Sunday 21 May

10am - 12pm

Age range: 5-11

Includes two complimentary Jamie’s Game tickets (1 adult, 1 U12), medal and certificate

 

Parents & guardians will be able to watch the Soccer School from a designated area within the ground.

Additional match tickets will be available to purchase via the Customer Services team at 01603 761122.

All proceeds raised from the Soccer School will go to help disabled and disadvantaged people in the local community. 

Soccer School spaces are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Book here

Story added: 24 Mar 2017 / Read story on own page »

Matchday magic at Carrow Road

Disability participants enjoy memorable day 

Norwich City FC and Barnsley FC fans welcomed participants from the Community Sports Foundation’s (CSF) disability programmes at Carrow Road on Saturday, giving them a rousing reception on the pitch during the half time break.

Twenty-seven participants from CSF’s Down’s Syndrome (DS) team and Disability Match Day Club were introduced to the crowd before parading in front of the South and Barclay stands.

The half time procession was one of a number of match day activities carried out by the Foundation on the day.

Saturday’s activities also included a fixture at the Carrow Park Family FanZone between the Norwich City DS football squad and their counterparts from the Crystal Palace Foundation. 

CSF Trustee Mick Dennis was the special guest referee at the match. He reflected:

“I have to collect my thoughts because it’s quite emotional now the game has stopped. It means so much to the boys and girls who played here today - they’ve got so much from it.

“It was an absolute joy to meet both DS teams today and I would highly recommend supporters to come along to theses fixtures in the future, not only to see firsthand what is done for our community but also because you will feel as moved as I do now.”

City's DS team welcomes the Crystal Palace FoundationGround Collectors at Carrow Road

Across the stadium, over 40 volunteers including CSF staff and participants from the charity’s Street Life Soccer and disability programmes showed their support for the Foundation by taking part in a ground collection, which saw over £1800 raised.

CSF Fundraising Officer Emma Fletcher said: 

“A massive thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered, to Mick for refereeing our DS fixture and the Crystal Palace Foundation for spending this very special day with us.

“I would also like to express my gratitude to every Norwich City fan and Barnsley fan who made our disability participants so welcome as they paraded around the pitch. Moments like this are so incredible!”

View a selection of photos from the day here.

Story added: 20 Mar 2017 / Read story on own page »

Runners to go the distance for CSF

Fundraisers looking to raise funds to support those in need across Norfolk

Local fundraisers, Lee Wicks and Phil Wright are raising money for the Community Sports Foundation (CSF) next month by taking part in the Manchester Marathon and Brighton Marathon respectively.

The pair (pictured right) are looking to raise much needed funds to continue to support disabled and disadvantaged people throughout Norfolk. 

First time marathon runner and CSF employee, Lee has worked on various CSF kids course programmes throughout his time at the charity including the Disability Soccer Skill Centres. 

He said:

“I wanted to run for a charity I had a connection with; I’ve worked at CSF for a number of years and have seen first hand the impact the Foundation has had on children and many people’s lives.

“The physical preparation has been really tough but I have enjoyed learning about becoming healthier and the training has really helped to change my lifestyle for the better. 

“It will be the best feeling to have my family and friends cheering me on, on the day.”

The Manchester Marathon is back for the seventh year on the 2nd April and over 15,000 runners are set to run along the course, finishing up outside the Old Trafford Lancashire County Cricket Club. 

Phil Wright, Contract Manager at Riverside Leisure Centre (RLC) has fundraised for the Foundation previously, taking part in various events such as the Coastal Walk Challenge and the ZipWire. 

He explained what his motivation has been to take on the 26-mile challenge in Brighton:

“Riverside Leisure Centre have worked with CSF for a number of years and we have achieved lots of great things together. The Foundation is very close to my heart and it’s great to see the money invested into the charity helping so many people across the county.

“Brighton is also a very special place to me, I’m very excited to run through the city I grew up in and have my family down there supporting me.”

Brighton Marathon starts with a loop of Preston Park and then takes in the sites of the city centre; challengers will finish up on the seafront by Brighton Pier.

Show your support for Lee and Phil with a donation: 

Support Lee

Support Phil

Have you thought about running for the Foundation? We have a number of CSF Run Norwich charity places available. To find out more, please contact emma.fletcher@canaries.co.uk.

Story added: 20 Mar 2017 / Read story on own page »

Colney Wish Day

Dream Day for four families in need

Last month, four life-long Canary fans and their families enjoyed a day to remember at Norwich City FC’s training ground. 

The day allowed the families the chance to have some time away from their current struggles.

On arrival, the group watched the first team go through their paces on the training pitches before meeting the players who signed autographs, posed for photographs and gave away signed memorabilia.

City skipper Russell Martin, who has experienced a number of Wish Days throughout his time with the Club, reflected:

“It was brilliant for the kids and their families to have some time out and come and enjoy themselves.

“It’s great for us as players to give something back and make the families feel welcome and a part of the club.”

One of the attendees, Bethany, suffers from a neuro muscular condition which confines her to a wheelchair. Her father, Steve explained the impact the Wish Day had on them as a family:

“We all had a truly unforgettable time. Bethany was so happy to meet Russ but the rest of her heroes too. She loved every minute!

“Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made it such a special time for us all - it was a day that we will treasure every memory of.”

Ben Godfrey signs shirt for Canary fanArron Wright

View a selection of pictures from the day here.

For further information or to enquire about a Wish Day please contact emma.fletcher@canaries.co.uk or download the Wish Day application form here.

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

CSF ground collection this Saturday

The Foundation will be raising much needed funds at Carrow Road

The Community Sports Foundation (CSF) are holding a ground collection at Norwich City’s Championship home clash with Barnsley FC this Saturday.

The charity are looking to raise much needed funds to continue to support disabled and disadvantaged people throughout Norfolk. 

CSF are one of the largest providers of disability sport in the area and help more than 200 people with a disability play sport across Norfolk every week. 

Saturday’s matchday activity will also include a fixture at the Family FanZone between the Norwich City Down’s Syndrome football squad and an equivalent team from the Crystal Palace Foundation. Supporters will have chance to watch the match, which begins at 12.30pm, prior to kick-off.

At half-time, a number of the Foundation’s disability participants will take part in a pitch side procession. Representatives from the Down’s Syndrome team will be joined by members of another of the Foundation’s disability programmes, the Match Day club, as they make their way along the perimeter track in front of the South Stand and The Barclay. Please do give them an enthusiastic welcome!

CSF Fundraising Officer Emma Fletcher said:

“The money raised from the ground collection will help fantastic projects like the DS team and the Match Day clubs. We will have over forty volunteers assisting on the day including CSF staff and participants from our disability and Street Life Soccer programmes.

“If every Canary fan donated just £1, we could raise a significant amount to continue to support those in need across Norfolk.”

Ground collectors from the charity will be outside the stadium prior to kick-off. Any donations, small or large, are greatly appreciated.

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