Norwich City will be travelling to Tampa Bay during next week’s international break for a week-long warm weather training camp.
The trip has been made possible thanks to Norwich’s partnership with Florida-based tourism body Visit Tampa Bay, the Club’s official destination partner.
First team players, coaching and support staff will be travelling on Monday, November 12, joined by the Club’s commercial ambassadors Grant Holt and Adam Drury and a small party of commercial guests.
Discussing the trip, Sporting Director Stuart Webber said: “There’s a commercial element with our relationship with Visit Tampa Bay which has been really fruitful for the Club and we are really grateful for that relationship, but we also wanted to do something in November during international break because it’s our last chance before March to have a break and enjoy some warm weather and better training conditions for the team.”
The squad will be training at the Al Lang Stadium, the home of the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer team who also play in yellow and green.
Chris Domogalla, Norwich City’s Head of Performance, spoke about the benefits of the trip. He said: “We’ve had a really good season so far regarding the weather, but November usually turns out to be very dark and wet here, so we will get a better natural Vitamin D supply from the sunlight and warmth in Tampa and it will break up the dark days for the players.
“We will be doing the same training preparation we usually do in international break, developing football skills technically and tactically and developing the physical workload capacities either on the pitch or in the gym before the tough Christmas period starts up until the next international break in March. There were also be some team bonding to bring the group even closer together.”
Updates and news from the Tampa trip will be available on the website and the Club's social channels throughout the week.
Pictured is Sam Jeffrey, Norwich City's Head of Partnership Activation, Chief Operating Officer Ben Kensell, Patrick Harrison, Chief Marketing Officer for Visit Tampa Bay and Sporting Director Stuart Webber during a trip to Tampa Bay earlier this year.