England call up for local girls
Young footballers to represent their country this week
Two players from the Community Sports Foundation’s (CSF) Girls’ Football Development Programme will be making their football debut at international level this Easter.
Blue Wilson and Kyra Robertson (pictured right) have been selected for the England Women’s Under-15 Training Camp and will travel to Brussels later this week to represent their country in fixtures against Belgium.
The pair joined the Girls' Centre of Excellence (COE) at the Under-11 and Under-9 age group respectively and currently train with the Girls’ Programme.
CSF Girls’ & Womens' Football Development Officer Sian Wager said:
“Blue and Kyra have worked incredibly hard and have proved that with hard work and commitment you can achieve anything.
“Both girls have set the benchmark for other players on the programme and across the county to aspire to. We’d all like to wish them the best of luck for this call up and with their future international careers.”
Blue and Kyra follow in the footsteps of Lauren Hemp and Aimee Palmer who have previously represented England and have recently qualified for the finals of the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship.
For more information on CSF’s Girls' Football Development Programme, please click here or contact email@example.com.
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Runners raise hundreds for CSF
Norfolk duo raise vital funds for charity in marathon run
Many hours of training have paid off for two local fundraisers, who have helped raise hundreds of pounds for the Community Sports Foundation (CSF).
Lee Wicks and Phil Wright (pictured right) from Norfolk successfully completed the Manchester Marathon and Brighton Marathon respectively earlier this month.
The pair have raised over £800 for the Foundation, which will help to improve the lives of disadvantaged and disabled people throughout Norfolk.
Wicks completed the marathon in 4:27 while Wright finished with a time of 4:21. Both were overjoyed with the support from close friends and family.
Wright, Contracts Manager at Riverside Leisure Centre said: “We’re so grateful to everybody who has helped us to raise this amount.
“It is great to support this fantastic charity which strives to help those in need achieve their goals through sport.”
The Marathons join the growing list of charity events that will be taken on by local fundraisers this year to help support the Foundation.
If you would like to make a donation to the pair’s fundraising total, please click here.
Feel inspired by our Marathon runners? CSF Run Norwich charity places are still up for grabs. To find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A Cracking Easter ahead at CSF
Easter fun for youngsters across Norfolk
School’s out and Easter is now just around the corner; here is a snapshot of what’s going on at the Community Sports Foundation (CSF) over the holidays.
National Citizen Service
The school break will kick off with a celebration at Carrow Road (April 3rd) which will showcase the achievements of over forty National Citizen Service (NCS) participants.
The teenagers completed the programme - which helps young people improve team skills, develop self-confidence and learn about their community - earlier this year.
Soccer Schools will take place across the county throughout the two week Easter break and provide safe, holiday fun at an affordable price.
Late places are still available at certain venues, click here to book.
Boys' and Girls' Programme
Participants on our Girls’ and Boys’ Programmes are heading off on tour for a fun-filled weekend of team-building activities and fixtures. The boys are visiting Staffordshire while the girls are taking a trip to Manchester.
Back in Norwich, the Girls’ Player Development Centre (PDC) and Elite PDC will attend a Development Day at the Football Development Centre. Here, the teenagers will have the opportunity to advance their football skills, work with different coaches and take part in a series of internal fixtures.
Elsewhere, the U9-U12 Boys’ Elite PDC will welcome teams from MK Dons at Easton and Otley College. The older age groups will also compete in a series of away fixtures against the likes of Wycombe Wanderers, Rushden & Diamonds, and Reading.
Our four-day Fit4it Junior Camp will take place at Eaton Vale Activity Centre over Easter, with over seventy 10-16 year olds attending a variety of health workshops and sporting activities.
The youngsters will have the opportunity to learn about healthy eating and well-being, build on their confidence, and make new friends.
Disability multisports sessions take place at Northgate High School, Dereham (April 3rd), Lynn Grove High School (April 4th) and Open Academy (April 6th).
CSF disability participants will enjoy various sporting activities including badminton, handball and football.
To book onto Soccer Schools or disability multisports sessions, visit our online booking facility or call 01603 761122.
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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.
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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.”
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.
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