Youngster’s heroics to be rewarded before Saturday’s game
NORWICH City will welcome 12-year-old Sigurd Sorboen, known as Siggy to his friends, as the Club's Community Hero for this Saturday's Barclays Premier League meeting with Manchester City at Carrow Road (12:45pm).
Siggy is being recognised for his incredibly calm and mature actions after a car hit his close friend Joe Fisher, who is a player in the Community Sports Foundation’s Player Development Centre.
The pair were walking to school when Joe was hit at 30mph, lifting him up in the air and breaking his pelvis, as well as knocking him unconscious.
Siggy immediately jumped into action, calling an ambulance for his friend before getting hold of Joe’s mum, Lisa, to tell her what had happened.
After Joe regained consciousness and became visibly distressed, Siggy continued to talk to him to reassure him that an ambulance was on the way and that he would be ok.
When the emergency services arrived, Siggy gave details of the accident and did not leave his friend’s side until he was safely in the ambulance.
Joe is now out of hospital, and, according to Lisa, has since described Siggy as his hero.
Siggy and Joe were treated to a visit to Colney on Tuesday with the Community Sports Foundation, where City winger Nathan Redmond gave the boys a further surprise by inviting them to bring out the matchball this weekend, to the delight of both.
After Nathan asked him how he kept so calm, Siggy replied simply: "I just did what anyone else would have done."
Norwich City Football Club would like to welcome Siggy and Joe, who are both huge City fans, to Carrow Road, and we hope they enjoy their afternoon!