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27 May 2016

Club to embark on seven-day Austria camp

NORWICH City will play two matches during a week-long training camp in Austria as part of their preparations for the 2016-17 Sky Bet Championship season.

The Canaries are set to spend seven days in the Burgenland region from July 17, with friendlies against top European opposition (TBC) taking place on July 20 and July 23.

Alex Neil's team will contest their first friendly against Walsall on Saturday, July 9 in a behind-closed-doors fixture at St George's Park before heading back to East Anglia to play at Lowestoft Town on Tuesday, July 12.

City will then travel to Peterborough United on Saturday, July 16 for a 120-minute friendly, matching last year's game against Cambridge United, ahead of flying out to Austria the following day.

Upon their return to England, they will go head-to-head with Sky Bet League One outfit Coventry City at Carrow Road on Tuesday, July 26 before rounding off their preparations with another home game on Saturday, July 30, against German side Hannover 96 (3pm).

Further details on City's pre-season schedule, including ticketing information, will be released in due course.

City's league campaign will kick off on the first weekend in August, with Championship fixtures to be revealed in full on Wednesday, June 22.

Three matches involving selected Norwich City XIs - against Dulwich Hamlet, Dereham Town and Dartford - have also been announced, with the full details below.


June 27 - First-team players return for pre-season
July 5-9 - First-team training at St George's Park
July 9 - Walsall v Norwich City (St George's Park, 1pm) - behind-closed-doors friendly
July 12 - Lowestoft Town v Norwich City (Crown Meadow, 7.30pm)
July 12 - Dulwich Hamlet v Norwich City XI (Champion Hill Stadium, 7.45pm)
July 15 - Dereham Town v Norwich City XI (Football Development Centre, 7.30pm) - Norfolk Invitation Cup
July 16 - Peterborough United v Norwich City (ABAX Stadium, 3pm) - 120-minute friendly
July 17-23 - First-team training camp in Burgenland, Austria
July 20 - TBC v Norwich City (Venue, time TBC)
July 23 - TBC v Norwich City (Venue, time TBC)
July 26 - Norwich City v Coventry City (Carrow Road, 7.30pm)

July 30 - Dartford v Norwich City XI (Princes Park, 1pm)
July 30 - Norwich City v Hannover 96 (Carrow Road, 3pm)
August 6 - Sky Bet Championship season begins

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