Norwich City Community Sports Foundation

We are the official charity of Norwich City Football Club. We use the power of sport to support and inspire our community. Our charitable objectives are driving inclusion for people with disabilities, boosting mental health and wellbeing, and supporting disadvantaged people to raise their aspirations.

Extra Time

One morning every week, attendees enjoy an hour of physical activity, followed by a social hour. Participants are welcome to attend the social hour only.

The programme allows participants to explore a wide range of different sports such as badminton, football, netball and table tennis, together with the opportunity to discuss key topics within the social sessions alongside special guest speakers.

Referral criteria: engaging men and women aged 55 plus in weekly physical and social sessions. Wednesdays 9:30am – 11am


Fresh Start

Aimed at supporting refugees, asylum seekers and their families in Norfolk, through free weekly football sessions at Carrow Park, our facility next to Carrow Road.

Whatever their ability level or confidence with the English language, participants can enjoy football in a friendly and inclusive setting, with fun games, challenges and matches all led by qualified FA coaches.

Referral criteria: Fresh Start – Two sessions, Thursdays 4-5pm aimed at ages 8-17 & Friday’s 4-5pm 18+. Carrow Park, our facility next to Carrow Road. NR1 1JE.


Premier League Kicks

Free open access/all ability, mixed gender football and workshops. With a focus on targeting young people who need intervention, support or a meaningful use of time. Rewarding participants through experiences with the football club.

Includes various workshops and sessions to educate young people on issues they may face on a daily basis, which include: sexual health advice, stop smoking advice and CV writing and career advice.

Mondays 3-4pm @ Downham Market

Mondays 5-6pm @ Ormiston Denes, Lowestoft

Mondays 6-7pm @ The Nest, Norwich

Tuesdays 4-5pm @ Great Yarmouth Charter Academy

Tuesdays 5-6pm @ Pegotty Road MUGA, Great Yarmouth (14+)

Tuesdays 6-7pm @ Pegotty Road MUGA, Great Yarmouth (14+)

Referral criteria: Ages 8-18, Norwich, Thetford, Dereham, King’s Lynn, Gt Yarmouth, North Walsham, Wymondham. School term times usually after schools.


Tackle Cancer 

Tackle Cancer is a free walking football and alternative low activity sports programme for people affected by cancer in Norfolk & Waveney. Attended by ‘The big C’ Cancer Support & Information Officer

Wednesdays – 11am-12:30pm

FDC Bowthorpe, Clover Hill, New Costessey, NR5 9ED

Referral criteria: Adults with a cancer diagnosis and those that care for them (carers, family members and friends).


Team Talk

Free weekly football sessions, with an emphasis on improving mental wellbeing. It gives adults the chance to benefit from free weekly football, followed by a friendly and supportive social session. The initiative helps provide a friendly support group for its participants and to give them an outlet from day-to-day stresses, as well as being a great way to stay physically healthy and fit through football.

Hosted at the Nest, Holt Road, Horsford. Thursday’s 12-1:30pm

Referral criteria: Open to men & women.


Realising Potential

This aims to support children & adults with physical and/or learning disabilities/difficulties into sports and other positive activities. We also aim to support our older participants into employment opportunities/volunteering. This programme is fully funded through the Premier League Professional Footballer’s Association and the National Citizen Service.

The sessions are based at both The Nest and Carrow Park in Norwich.

Mondays 12-1pm @ Carrow Park – 18+ Tuesdays 6-8pm @ The Nest – ages 10-18 Wednesdays 1.30-3.30pm @ Carrow Park – 18+

Referral criteria: Aimed at children (10-18) and adults (18+) with either physical or learning disabilities.


Duncan’s Club

A weekly 90-minute programme for sufferers of dementia. Held every Thursday, the sessions include mild activity which has been proven to slow shrinkage of the part of the brain that deals with memory. Activate, Reminisce, Talk.

Two sessions available every Thursday:

10am-11:30 and 12-1:30pm

Referral criteria: Open to all ages and their carers.


Run For Me

A free running club aimed at mixed ability with a focus on improving mental wellbeing as opposed to training for competitive running.

A legacy programme from the Foundation’s popular Run Norwich 10k event, Run For Me is free of charge to participants. The group meets once a week for a 60-minute running session led by qualified running coaches, followed by a 30-minute social session.

The Nest, Holt Road, Horsford Monday 10-12 and Carrow Park 2-3pm

Referral criteria: Open to men & women of all ages.


Onside Project

The Onside programme works holistically with young people and their families or carers to keep the young participants ‘onside’. Using the power of sport, the programme aims to break the cycle of poor behaviour, youth crime and school exclusions to help steer young people back onto the right track. The Onside team work with 8–16-year-olds on a one-to-one basis, allowing them to tailor the sessions to their own hobbies, interests, and skillset aiming to enhance their self esteem, resilience and general wellbeing.

Referral criteria: 8-16 year olds, able to travel to the Nest. Part of a current FSP / S17 plan.

  • Claire Pullen
  • 01603984000
  • Norwich City FC, Carrow Road, Norwich, NR1 1JE, United Kingdom

Contact Norwich City Community Sports Foundation