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CITY v VILLA: COMMUNITY HERO

27 December 2015

Kate Brown to bring out matchball against the Villans

NORWICH City Football Club will welcome fan Kate Brown as their Community Hero for the visit of Aston Villa to Carrow Road on Monday, December 28. 

Kate has Down’s Syndrome and has become a regular participant in some of our community programmes over the last two year.

Her story of how engaging with The Community Sports Foundation (CSF) and football helped her to overcome challenges in her life is now helping to inspire others.
 
The 33-year-old has been a star of several of our CSF sporting programmes, which has aided her own personal development and self-confidence.

She has since taken on a volunteering role at our courses for hearing-impaired and Cerebal Palsy participants.
 
Kate supports the Canaries and lives with her Nan and Grandad in Norwich who have brought her up since she was a child when sadly Kate’s mum passed away.

In addition to spending time with her Dad weekly, she also attends Stepping Stones Day Care Centre where she learns basic living tasks and spends quality time with other adults who have a range of disabilities.
 
Her father, Andrew, said: "Kate always looks forward to her CSF sessions and loves talking about what she has learnt in dance with Lisa and Chelsea or football from Reece and Mark.

"Kate’s confidence and health have both improved through attending CSF sessions as it has enabled her to make lots of new friends and continuously learn new skills through her hobbies.

"I would like to say thank you for everybody at CSF for the work they do for Kate as it has done wonders for her."

Please look out for Kate when she brings out the official matchball to place on the Barclays Premier League plinth immediately prior to kick-off and give her a rousing Carrow Road round of applause. 



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