Easter Recap 2024 | Norwich City Community Sports Foundation
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Story added: 15th April 2024

Looking back on action-packed two weeks at the Community Sports Foundation

Over 1000 different participants were involved with our programmes this Easter, so it was all hands on deck at the Foundation making sure that there were smiles all round!

Disability

The Disability department hosted a variety of camps across the Easter Break, including welcoming 24 children to The Nest on the 9th April for the Realising Potential Holiday Camp. The event included both sports and crafts activities, and was concluded with an Easter Egg hunt in the Challenge Woods.

Participants on the Realising Potential programme also took part in a Life Skills camp, where they were taught how to make fruit kebabs in a nutrition workshop, whilst also getting out and about on the pitches, learning the importance of being physically active.

The Life Skills camp was concluded with an ‘Egg Drop’ challenge, where the participants had to design a contraption to prevent an egg from breaking when dropped from the top of Challenge Woods – only two smashed – crackin’ effort guys!

Two lads playing football

Football & Education Programmes

There were fixtures for both the boys and girls development pathway teams across the Easter break, as well as a special training day at The Nest catered towards young and aspiring goalkeepers.

The Girls U16 Advanced Development Centre team were at The Nest on the 3rd April to take on Lincoln City, with the Development Centre girls team back at the venue two days later to take on Cambridge United.

The Boys pathway teams had fixtures against Luton Town, Boston and Peterborough United at The Nest, with the U9-U12 age groups also ‘hitting the road’ over the break.

The teams both travelled to the capital for competitive fixtures against QPR and Wycombe Wanderers, before heading to Wembley for a stadium tour and then to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to watch Spurs Women take on Leicester Women.

Group of boys in Wembley stadium changing rooms

Premier League Kicks

Our Kicks participants were treated to a host of activities throughout the Easter Break, including but not limited to a positive role model workshop, a regional tournament in Colchester and a foster carer event and workshop at The Nest.

Girl sat at a table

Soccer Schools

Our ever-popular Soccer Schools returned for 2024, welcoming over 850 children to our community venues across Norfolk and Suffolk.

This Easter also saw the relaunch of the Disability Soccer Schools, as well as the exciting new Junior Coaches camp running at The Nest.

Boy and girl playing football

Schools Easter Camps

There was no Easter holidays respite for our Schools Team, as they delivered four holiday camps across the county.

Gresham’s School in Holt played host to both a Multi Skills and a Football Education camp, with 60 participants attending across the two week period.

Beccles Primary School welcomed nine girls to a Girls United Football Camp, whilst Wensum Junior School had 16 children attend a Primary Stars Education Camp.

Child playing football

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