Players wear commemorative t-shirts on 150th anniversary of FATODAY marks the 150th anniversary of the Football Association – and Norwich City will be joining in the celebrations before this afternoon’s Barclays Premier League game against Cardiff City (3pm).
City’s players will wear commemorative t-shirts during their warm-up and before the game we’ll be introducing representatives of various successful local clubs and organisations on to the pitch.
Represented will be winners of ten Norfolk County FA cup competitions:
The Norfolk Senior Cup Winners – Norwich City Football Clubs Under 21s, the same team who also won the prestigious FA Youth Cup trophy with players Kyle McFadden and Cameron McGeehan
The Norfolk Sunday Senior Cup Finalists – The Dog House FC with Club Secretary Sophie Baker and Captain Paul Timm;
The Norfolk Sunday Intermediate Cup Winners – Chilvers FC with player/manager Martin Brewer and Club Sponsor Ray Chilvers;
The Norfolk Sunday Junior Cup Winners – Fairstead A.N.G FC with Manager Michael Rix and Assistant Manager Colin Buffham;
The John Savage Cup Winners – Great Yarmouth Town FC Under 16s with their Manager Andrew Nicholls and player Connor Deeks;
The Norfolk Minor Cup Winners – Firside Athletic FC Under 14s with Club Secretary Dale Blackburn, Team Captain Kieron Hilton and Man of the Match Connor Gooch;
The Norfolk Veterans Cup Winners – Quebec Veterans FC with their main sponsors and Club Chairman Ricky and Carol Gotterson;
The Norfolk Women’s Cup Winners – Norwich City Ladies with Kate Parsons and Natasha Snelling;
A mention also to the Norfolk Junior Cup Winners – Catfield FC, and also to the Norfolk Primary Cup winners – Scarning United who can’t make it to the game today.
Also on the pitch we will be welcoming Lee Jarvis from the Adult Disability Player Development Centre who work in partnership with the FA.