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Story added: 8th February 2018

City defender inspires youngsters at schools tournament

City centre-back Christoph Zimmermann stopped by the CSF Schools Cup final at Carrow Park on Tuesday, which saw 10 local schools compete to earn the right to represent Norwich City FC in the EFL Kids’ Cup. 

The defender took the time to watch the fixtures, sign autographs, and talk to the youngsters about his football career, his motivations and his ambitions.

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The mixed six-a-side tournament was the culmination of three previous qualifying rounds, which have engaged over 650 schoolchildren across Norfolk.

Winners Costessey Junior School overcame Martham Academy in a dramatic final, which saw the Norwich-based primary school take victory with the final kick of the game.

The U11 team will now represent the Canaries in the regional stages of the competition in Reading, with the aim of reaching the national final in May, which will take place at Wembley prior to the Sky Bet League One Play-off Final.

Christoph Zimmermann commented:

“It was good to be at Carrow Park and watch the tournament. It’s great to see the the quality of football on show and the children having so much fun.”

Asa Saunders CSF Schools Partnership Manager added:

“Huge congratulations to Costessey Junior School, and well done to all of the children who participated. They all did their schools proud.”

For any further information on our schools tournaments, please contact schools@canaries.co.uk.

"It was good to watch the tournament. It’s great to see the quality of football on show and the children having so much fun."

Christoph Zimmermann

Norwich City FC defender

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