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Community Hero: City v Derby

26 October 2017

Norwich City will mark its annual support for The Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal against Derby County on Saturday.

The Canaries will have a poppy on their match shirts and will also be holding a minute’s silence before kick-off as a mark of respect.

The Club is also delighted to welcome a special guest as our Community Hero in the form of Norwich-born Chelsea Pensioner James Lycett.

He enlisted into the Royal Signals in 1959 and served for almost 25 years both in the UK and abroad.

Mr Lycett will be a guest of our Directors and bring out the matchball ahead of kick-off to open the game.

The Community Hero and players will also be welcomed by a guard of honour formed by local representatives of armed service personnel, who will be collecting for the Poppy Appeal outside Carrow Road on the day.

The poppy shirts from this game will also be worn against Bolton Wanderers when the Canaries will join all other clubs in the Sky Bet Championship in Remembrance commemorations.

Those shirts will then be auctioned to help support the fantastic work the Royal British Legion does by supporting members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round.

Please give a warm Carrow Road welcome to our Community Hero James Lycett and please join in marking a minute’s silence ahead of kick-off.

At every Sky Bet Championship home match, Norwich City will invite a deserving community-minded individual(s) to be their ‘Community Hero’ and place the match ball on to a special plinth prior to kick-off.

Whether the individual works in the emergency services or the armed forces, is a carer or charity champion, a super-fan or a regional sporting hero, the initiative celebrates their contribution to the local community. 

If there is anyone you think deserves special recognition for their community efforts or personal achievements, please contact the Club via

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