Boys' Football Development Programme | Norwich City Community Sports Foundation

Delivering a pathway where likeminded, local, talented footballers can maximise their personal progression both on and off the pitch.

The Boys’ Football Development Programme is designed to help young talented male footballers reach their full potential.


We deliver our Boys’ Football Development Programme across a two-tier system, through the Elite Player Development Centre (EPDC) and the Player Development Centre (PDC).

The Elite Player Development Centre offers players the chance to train twice a week at a central Norwich venue, with selected EPDC players of similar potential.

A comprehensive fixture programme forms a key part of the EPDC.

To date, the fixture programme has included matches against the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Swansea City, Stoke City and Watford.

EPDC goalkeepers will attend weekly sessions with their respective squads, where they will receive technical coaching and coaching in matchplay scenarios from our goalkeeping staff.

The Player Development Centre offers players the chance to receive quality technical coaching sessions at venues situated in key areas around Norfolk and North Suffolk.

Sessions are delivered at venues in Norwich, Cromer, Dereham, Gorleston, Lowestoft, and Wymondham.

While the primary focus of the PDC is to deliver a technical training programme, there will be select opportunities for players to represent the PDC in fixtures.

Success stories

Success stories

We’re very proud of the large number of programme participants that have gone on to achieve great things, both  on or off the field.

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