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Match officials announced for Legends game

18 May 2018

The match officials for Sunday’s charity game (Carrow Road, KO 2pm) will be led by former Premier League referee, Dermot Gallagher.

The Irishman, who refereed more than 1,200 professional games over a 22-year career, will oversee the action between Mike Walker’s Norwich City Legends and Inter Forever, ably supported by assistant referees Darren Cann and John Busby.

Fourth official for the game will be Canary fan David ‘Spud’ Thornhill. He hit the headlines when he was unexpectedly involved against Preston North United as a fourth official at Carrow Road earlier this season. A qualified referee, Spud was called from the stands after an injury to a linesman meant the fourth official had to run the line.

Dermot Gallagher was chosen as one of the original referees when the Premier League was founded, and became a FIFA-listed referee between 1994 and 2002. He now regularly contributes on Sky Sports News.

Norwich-born Darren Cann is an internationally-acclaimed assistant referee, who has officiated at some of the most famous games in recent football history including the 2006 FA Cup Final between Liverpool and West Ham, the 2010 Champions League Final, and the Spain v Netherlands World Cup Final in South Africa.

Joining Cann on the touchline is John Busby, a League One and Two referee, who has been on the Football League level for two full seasons now.

The match against Inter Forever, proudly supported by club Community Partner Aviva, marks 25 years since Mike Walker’s Canaries made a memorable run in the UEFA Cup.

The game will raise funds to build the Community Sports Foundation’s new sports hub, ‘The Nest’.

Ticket information
Standard tickets are priced at £9.93 for adults and £1.93 for U18s.

Hospitality packages are also available.

Tickets are available online at, by phone on 01603 721902 or from the ticket offices at Carrow Road, Castle Mall or Chapelfield.

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