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Story added: 7th February 2018

Scholars drop in on CSF pan-disability session

Pupils at The Clare School received a treat, when the Norwich City Academy U18 squad dropped in for a session with the Community Sports Foundation (CSF).

The visit to the complex physical and sensory needs school supported the scholars with their life skills programme, which aims to develop them as people as well as players.

The scholars helped the Foundation coaches with the session, which included target games involving hoops and cones, before staying for a host of pictures with the pupils and school staff.

U18s visit The Clare School

Lead Under-18 Coach David Wright emphasised the importance of the visit:

“It’s great for the kids to have the boys joining in, but it’s also great for our boys to come down and see how fortunate they are. All of them are getting stuck in and they’re loving it – it’s good for them to see something totally, totally different.

“The community is a massive part of this football club, so it’s good for the boys to come down and be a part of it and experience what we do as a club in the community.”

Academy Clare School

Academy scholar Max Aarons said:

“When you speak to the first team players about days like this, coming to The Clare School etc, they are always buzzing and have told me how such a little thing from them can make such a big impact on these kids’ day – so it’s been good to experience this.”

Wright added:

“For us, it’s not just about producing footballers, it’s about producing good, well-rounded people who are really well-skilled as well. They work together as a team day-in, day-out on the football pitch, but this is about learning life skills, which is extremely important to us.”

The Foundation’s disability team deliver sessions in the school each week to pupils with a broad range of complex needs, with emphasis on teamwork, movement, and coordination.

To find out more about CSF disability programmes contact darren.hunter@canaries.co.uk. 

"The community is a massive part of this football club, so it’s good for the boys to come down and be a part of it and experience what we do as a club in the community"

David Wright

Lead Under-18 Coach

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