February half-term round up
Another busy half-term has just been completed at CSF
Football fixtures, residentials and a surprise visit from a former City legend, it was an action-packed half-term at the Community Sports Foundation (CSF) last week!
Members of CSF’s U16 Disability Player Development Centre (PDC) squad took a trip to Bawburgh Golf Club, where they spent some time learning techniques on the driving range as well as a game of crazy golf.
On Tuesday, the U7 and U8 Boys’ PDC squad braved the frosty weather and travelled to Portman Road, for a day of non-competitive matches against Ipswich Town’s Boys’ PDC.
Back in Norwich, our Girls’ Elite Player Development Centre (EPDC) squad welcomed teams from Suffolk FA Girls’ and Womens’ at the City of Norwich School for a set of fixtures.
At Easton & Otley College, the U11 and U12 Boys’ PDC squad were treated to a surprise visit from ex-Norwich City FC player Grant Holt, on Wednesday. The boys were introduced to the former City striker and had the opportunity to ask him about his career as a professional footballer.
In the evening, Norwich City Fans Social Club held a Legends Q&A Forum at Carrow Road, which was hosted by Darren Eadie, and featured City legends Dean Ashton, Adam Drury and Dave Stringer. The evening was a great success, over 150 guests attended and a total of £250 was raised for the Foundation.
It was a fun-filled week of football for participants on our February Soccer Schools programme. The sessions kicked off on Monday and saw a total of 250 young participants at eight different locations across Norfolk during half-term.
On Thursday morning, two lucky Soccer School participants enjoyed a ‘Cool Ride’ to our Carrow Park Soccer School, courtesy of Radio Norwich. The competition winners, Ethan Brown and Euan Freeman, arrived to the session in style and also received a certificate of participation to take home.
In Bowthorpe, the Girls’ EPDC and PDC attended a Development Day at the Football Development Centre, which gave the teenagers the opportunity to focus on and advance their football skills, work with different coaches and take part in a series of internal fixtures.
The camp saw over thirty 7-12 year olds enjoy a variety of health workshops and sporting activities over the course of the week. The youngsters had the opportunity to build on their confidence and make lots of new friends.
The Boys' PDC rounded off the week with fixtures against Cambridge Utd at Easton College. Meanwhile, the Girls Academy Development Programme took part in fixtures against Peterborough United at the City of Norwich School.
And finally, we said farewell and ‘good luck’ to some of our Kicks participants who competed in a five-a-side tournament in Bolton over the weekend.
All in all, a superb half-term was had by all. Next stop – Easter!
Story added: 19 Feb 2016