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City v Reading: Community Hero

15 March 2018

Norwich City Football Club is delighted to welcome William Lamb as our Community Hero for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship game at home to Reading.

William, 32, is a Norwich City super fan and suffers from a learning disability.

The season ticket holder from Barton Turf loves attending all games, especially to watch his favourite City player, James Maddison.

William attends a textile group at Thornage Hall which provides a home and workplace for adults with learning disabilities and special needs.

They offer a variety of activities to help develop new skills in areas such as farming, woodwork, art and crafts, textiles, bakery, music and IT.

Thornage Hall works with wider communities and organisations in Norfolk in order to meet the needs of adults with learning disabilities.

They aim to create a community with opportunities for work, learning, and personal expression in which personal development, contentment and friendship are promoted, individual’s abilities and uniqueness are recognised and opportunities are created to develop the social, spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of individuals.

William has taken a keen interest in his textiles and 3D modelling workshop and has created a 3D football and a football shield in a Norwich City theme, using only materials in yellow and green.

He is also hoping to create some 3D football boots in, of course, Norwich City colours!

Please give a big Carrow Road welcome to William on Saturday when he brings out the matchball 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 matchball 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 visit our official Community Hero page.

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