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October Half Term recap

Another busy half term comes to a close at CSF

October half term was packed with a number of fantastic activities for over 800 participants across Norfolk.

Halloween Soccer Schools

It was a fun-filled week of football for participants on our October Soccer Schools programme. Over 300 children attended the sessions across eight locations in Norfolk. 

The children enjoyed activities inspired by Halloween and had the opportunity to wear fancy dress costumes. 

Halloween Soccer SchoolsPL4S participants in Nottingham


Students from Stalham High School traveled to Nottingham to represent Norwich City FC at a handball tournament, organised by the Premier League and Handball England. 

A total of eight teams from across the country competed in the competition including Notts County, Wolves and Fulham. The boys’ side (pictured above) picked up the silver on the day.

Girls football

Our Girls’ programme enjoyed a number of fixtures over the half term, with the Elite Player Development Centre (EPDC) facing Suffolk FA and Lowestoft Town FC among others.

The action-packed week continued with a Development Day held at the Football Development Centre in Bowthorpe. Here, the girls attended specific health and well being workshops delivered by the Foundation’s health team.

Girls Development DayAt the Boys' Development Day

Boys football

Fixtures against Doncaster Rovers Academy and a Colchester United Development side capped off a series of Development Days across all age groups of the boys’ football programmes.

The development days gave participants the opportunity to focus on and advance their football skills, work with different coaches and take part in a series of internal matches.

Goalkeeper Player Development Centre 

Close to a hundred goalkeepers attended a free Experience Day which took place at Open Academy. Coaching was delivered by CSF staff and focused on developing the children’s overall goalkeeping abilities.

The U7-U12 PDC Goalkeepers also attended a series of development days at Easton College throughout the week.

Goalkeeper Development DayFit4it participants celebrate with Sporty!


Young participants celebrated the completion of their free 8-week healthy living programme, at a Fit4it graduation party at Carrow Park.

The 7-12 year olds joined in with some activities and even had a surprise visit from CSF mascot, Sportasaurus. 


In Gorleston, members of CSF's Kicks squad competed in an internal tournament at Lynn Grove Academy.  

A team from the Great Yarmouth centre were the winners on the day and were presented with medals and a trophy. 

Kicks participantsNational Citizen Service participants

National Citizen Service

Teenagers enrolled on our National Citizen Service (NCS) programme started their experience with a weeklong residential at an outdoor adventure centre.  

The young people enjoyed team-building activities including abseiling and kayaking as part of a three night residential phase which took place at Finborough school in Stowmarket. 

Participants will now work on social action projects in the lead up to Christmas and will celebrate their achievements in the New Year at a Graduation event.

CSF Director Ian Thornton said:

“It was fantastic to see so many young people competing and enjoying sports during the half term. It’s always a pleasure to see new kids coming out to our sessions but also great to see the familiar faces that we know so well.

“A special thank you to the coaches, parents and to all the participants for making the week such a success.”

The countdown to Christmas begins...

Story added: 31 Oct 2016

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