Story added: 5th July 2018
Foundation welcome football scholars to Carrow Road
Players from Norwich City Academy and the Foundation’s Boys’ Football Programme have completed work experience at Carrow Road this week.
The group were set tasks which contributed towards the daily running of the Community Sports Foundation (CSF) and learnt about the work the charity does across the county.
They helped the Foundation coaches with sessions and took part in a wide range of activities to develop their knowledge and experience.
“It’s been good, really relaxed and fun.” said Academy scholar Nelson. “Everyone’s really welcoming and I’ve had the chance to engage with lots of participants and give something back to the community.”
“Running the activities has given me a sense of responsibility, it’s good to be given something to do and adapt it how you want and make it your own.”
Earlier this year, City youngster Max Aarons completed some work experience with the Foundation along with team mates Finley Barnes and Jordan Thomas.
The full U18 Academy squad dropped in for a CSF multi skills session at The Clare School in February. 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.
Coach Development Manager Laurence York said:
“It’s good for them to understand the work we do and see first hand the impact the football club has in the community. They are learning some key skills and experiences that will benefit them personally.
“A number of former Canary pros currently work for the Foundation so it’s nice to show the lads what could be a potential career opportunity for them after they finish playing.”
Lead Under-18 Academy Coach David Wright said earlier this year:
“The community is a massive part of Norwich City FC, so it’s good for the boys to be a part of it and experience what we do as a club in the community.”
“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 were delighted to have the group with us for the week, and hope they enjoyed their time with us.
To find out more about CSF work experience opportunities contact firstname.lastname@example.org.