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2013-14 NORWICH CITY ACADEMY AWARDS

10 May 2014

Youngsters to recognise season achievements

NORWICH City's Academy hosted their 2013-14 awards evening at Carrow Road on Friday night.

Players' Player of the Season awards were given out for each age group from Under-9s up to Under-16s, while there was also a special achievement award given to Josh Murphy, who has made 13 first-team appearances this campaign.

Academy Manager Ricky Martin said: "It was a great opportunity for all our young players to come together as a group, which doesn't happen very often.

"Every player received a certificate for their year, and we gave some prizes for Players' Player of the Year and we also recognised our Goal of the Season.

"To reinforce what a wonderful Club we are, all the winners will be announced to the crowd before the first-team's game against Arsenal on Sunday, which will be a great experience for them."

LIST OF ACADEMY PLAYERS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR WINNERS:

Sam Draycott – U9
Loves to pass and move and has a great ‘football brain’ for a player so young.

Rio Fox – U10
Combative and skilful midfielder who joined the Academy this season from the ‘Futures’ programme and has excelled.

Mackenzie Harrison – U11
Strong, dominant defender who tries to play out from the back in line with the philosophy of ‘The Norwich Way’.

Zach Dronfield – U12
Midfielder with a great range of passing who has scored and assisted a number of goals throughout the season.

Josh Pond – U13
Versatile left sided player who has just returned from a Tour to France where the squad finished in 2nd place. Fluent in French!

Bilal Kamal – U14
Part of the U14 team that beat Arsenal in 3rd placed play off at Premier League National Tournament, before going on to win ‘Midfielder of the Tournament’.

Kieran Higgs – U15
Forward who is very direct, fast and skilful with an eye for goal. Played for U18 team this season as an U15.

Aston Oxborough – U16
6’5 GK called up for England U16 this season and part of squad that travelled to Montaigu Tournament last month.


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