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Story added: 30th May 2022

Year nine students from local schools enjoyed a visit to Carrow Road last week as part of a Premier League Inspires initiative

Thirty-eight year 9 students from Norfolk and Suffolk schools enjoyed a visit to Carrow Road last week as part of a Premier League Inspires initiative.

The students, from Pakefield High School, Taverham High School and Lynn Grove Academy, took part in three workshops with Premier League Academy Auditor, Gary Penn, and Norwich City Football Club and Community Sports Foundation representatives, George Harmer and Dan Wynne.

They were then given a stadium tour of Carrow Road courtesy of Schools Programme Manager, Asa Saunders, where they were able to see the dressing room, walk down the tunnel and sit in the stands.

The students enjoyed talks from Gary and Dan, who highlighted their career experiences during the workshops, offering the children insight into how they got into their respective roles. Dan, Head of Marketing and Communications, highlighted in particular, his work within the Foundation and the football club.

George, the Schools and Extra-Curriculum Manager, focussed on skills such as teamwork, communication and decision making in his interactive sessions – taking place opposite the stadium, at Carrow Park.

Premier League Inspires Officer, Aoife Linehan, who helped to organise and run the event stated:

“It was great to have so many students participating in the Premier League Inspires programme and spend a day with us at the club.

“It was an excellent opportunity for them to gain insight into the ‘behind the scenes’ of a football club. The day was a great success and the students really enjoyed it.”

Find out more about the Premier League Inspires programme in the Schools section of our website.

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