City fans are urged to get to Saturday’s Championship game against Leeds United early to enjoy and take part in special pre- and post-match tributes to Club legend Wes Hoolahan, who will start the match and wear the captain’s armband.
It was announced earlier this week that it will be Wes’s last competitive match for the Canaries and the Club and his teammates plan to give him a fitting send-off.
In addition, before the game the Club will present the prestigious Barry Butler Memorial Trophy for this season’s Falcon Cranes Player of the Season. This presentation will take place slightly earlier than normal, from 14:35, to accommodate the other activities.
Our Community Hero charity fundraiser Rob Metcalfe will be announced to the crowd at 14:45.
The Club can confirm that Wes Hoolahan will captain the Canaries in his final match for the Club and will be welcomed out onto the pitch by a guard of honour to be formed by both his City teammates and the players of Leeds United.
As we head towards kick-off we are asking for those fans sitting in blocks J through to N of the South Stand to take their seats by 14:50, where they will find a yellow or green card placed on their seat. As the teams enter the pitch we would ask them to raise this card above their head to help create a giant mosaic to help welcome the teams and specifically Wes onto the pitch.
A special Wes Hoolahan programme is also available from all of the usual outlets, celebrating Wes’s amazing 10 years with the Canaries. Around the stadium the Eastern Daily Press will also be handing out Wes masks.
At the final whistle we ask that fans stay in their seats as the City players and staff will be led out by Wes for the traditional post-match lap of the pitch to show their thanks and appreciation to the support they’ve received from the Yellow Army this season.