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2 March 2016

Hayleigh and David Thornhill: season ticket holders since 2010/2001

NORWICH City will be visually celebrating our brilliant fans next season, and this is your chance to be a part of it.

With the Club recently releasing season tickets for next season, we are asking you, our fans, for your stories. We want to know what it means to you to be a Norwich City fan, how it feels when you're at Carrow Road or following the team away, and any memorable tale you've picked up along your journey as a Canary.

By sharing your story, you’ll have the chance to feature on special banners that we'll be placing around Carrow Road from the start of next season to celebrate the wonderful support you give us.


To have the chance to feature, all you need to do is share your story or favourite memory using #YourStory on either Twitter or Facebook, or by emailing it to us at

Over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing a number of stories here on Husband and wife duo Hayleigh and David 'Spud' Thornhill tell their stories, having been season ticket holders since 2010 and 2001 respectively.


"From the minute we decided we were going to get married, we weren't going to have it any other way.

"We've got some awesome wedding photos, like when we had everyone in the stand when we came through the tunnel. We went over to where we both sit, and we had some pictures too. Every game at Carrow Road, I glance around and think about that day

"I'd never been to a football match before 2010 and didn't really know what it was about.

"Being in the Barclay for my first game, the atmosphere was electric. I couldn’t not be swayed by it – everyone was cheering and singing, it was just electric. That's what I loved, being part of something. You're all going for the same thing; you all want the team to do well.

"I've never felt it in any other thing. You build such amazing friendships as well, there are a lot of people I wouldn't know if I hadn’t started going to football. You can stand there and moan at eachother or hug each other; it's brilliant.

"My husband sits in the Snake Pit but I am a bit further round in the City Stand. We go to the games together – even before I started going to the football, I would go to the pub with him and have lunch, then he would go to the football and I'd go home! Now, I go with him and it's great.

"He has done the 92 grounds and I’ve been to a few neutral games with him, and you see the difference. Carrow Road has got such a unique matchday experience that you can't beat it. Even on a bad day, there's still a good atmosphere. It's amazing to get 26,000 all wanting the same thing.

"I can't imagine either of us will ever give up our season tickets."

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