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Story added: 17th December 2018

We take a look back over the past year

From awesome achievements to inspiring moments and new beginnings – it’s been a memorable year for the Community Sports Foundation.

We’ve picked out just a few of the stories and events that made up our year:

January

Young entrepreneurs from CSF hub Ormiston Victory Academy represent the Canaries at this year’s Premier League Enterprise Challenge Play-Offs at the King Power stadium in Leicester.

February

Take-off! The Foundation launches its biggest ever fundraising campaign at the International Aviation Academy. The #BuildTheNest campaign seeks to raise £2.5 million to support the second phase of development of the Foundation’s new hub in Horsford.

City defender Christoph Zimmerman drops by the CSF Schools Cup, while pupils at The Clare School receive a surprise visit from the Norwich City Academy U18s.

March

Partner school Bignold Primary School welcomed City’s Timm Klose for a ‘Super Movers’ session, while Canary duo Jacob Murphy and Angus Gunn visit Taverham Junior School.

The inaugural endurance karting race is a success, and we welcome two new trustees to the CSF Board, Genie Barnham and Raffi Coverdale.

April

Our Disability squads are given a rousing reception during a half-time parade at the City-Villa fixture.

Over 1,000 participants engage with the Foundation over half-term, with the EPDC boys’ and girls’ ADP enjoying tours of the South Coast.

Christoph Zimmerman is named as PFA Community Champion for the Club.

May

Stars from Norwich City and Inter Milan’s past put on a show in front of a bumper crowd of 17,969 at Carrow Road, with proceeds supporting the Foundation’s #BuildTheNest campaign.

Meanwhile, 12 fundraisers complete the 85-mile Hadrian’s Wall Challenge, and Mark Kerr is the latest addition to the CSF board.

The Foundation launches a new apprentice programme for coaches.

June

Our Powerchair Football Team get that winning-feeling, as they clinch promotion from the WFA South East Division 2.

Over £16,000 is raised from the Coastal Walk Challenge, as 66 walkers hike 47-miles of the North Norfolk Coast.

July

There’s football fun in the sun, as 2,000 youngsters from 230 teams take part in our Summer Cup at Easton & Otley College.

Scaling three of Britain’s biggest peaks are 23 Three Peaks Challengers, who raise over £7,000 for CSF.

Our walking football team take the runners-up slot at the EFL Walking Football Cup, while our disability ream head to Manchester for the Premier League & BT Disability Football festival.

August

The fourth annual Run Norwich event sees a record 5,512 runners take to the streets of Norwich, as three-time winner Nick Earl sets a new course record. City legends Russell Martin and Wes Hoolahan have the honour of firing the starting gun.

Pedal-power comes to the fore, as five fundraisers complete our first European challenge – the Koblenz to Norwich Cycle challenge.

September

There is cause for celebration as Phase one of The Nest officially opens, with CSF Trustee Jake Humphrey and City’s Louis Thompson cutting the ribbon on the new community hub.

Making the most of the new facilities there, is Canary legend Grant Holt who hosts a special one-day Soccer School.

October

The Powerchair football team receive a visit from Jake Humphrey and ex-City ace Simon Lappin, as part of a BT Sport documentary.

CSF partner with The Wensum Trust, enabling students on the Foundation’s Football & Education programme to access an A-Level pathway for the first time.

The Dean Ashton Golf Day returns for a sixth year, with the action taking place at Sprowston Manor Golf Club.

November

Our Extra-Time programme celebrates a 10-year landmark with City COO Ben Kensell, while quizzers reunite for our annual On the Buzzer, City! quiz.

Sprowston High secure the EFL Girls’ Cup spot, with Wymondham High winning the battle of the business pitches at the Premier League Enterprise Challenge.

December

City’s stopper Tim Krul visits Spooner Row Primary School for a Premier League Reading stars session.

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