Story added: 17th December 2020
Looking back over a challenging year
As one of the most difficult and challenging years in recent times nears an end, we take a look back at some of the moments that made up the Community Sports Foundation’s past twelve months.
It’s been a year that saw the Foundation heavily involved with the club and local community’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This included immediate support with PPE, food and care package deliveries, and providing support to thousands of participants with their physical and mental wellbeing.
There is a moment to remember for young Murray Mead. As a reward for his stellar attitude on the Premier League Primary Stars programme, which is run at his school Old Catton Junior by the Foundation, the youngster is given the unique chance to be a ‘referee mascot’ at the City vs. Spurs Premier League clash.
Canaries defender Sam Byram shows his support for the #BuildTheNest campaign with a visit to The Nest. While on the construction site, Sam is given an idea of how the new facilities will look when completed and even tries his hand at bricklaying.
Six scholars from Norwich City FC’s Academy visit Eaton Hall Specialist Academy to experience one of the Foundation’s after-school sports session in action. The school caters for students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
Participants from the Foundation’s Premier League Kicks Dance sessions get the opportunity to show off their dance moves to hundreds of spectators, with a three-minute performance at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic park.
Across two days, 400 pupils from 31 local schools join us for the Premier League Primary Stars football tournament. Firside Junior School and Woodlands Primary Academy are both victorious in the U11 mixed and U13 female categories.
City’s Tom Trybull and his wife Anna join us at White Woman Lane Junior School in Norwich to help launch the Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition.