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Canary fan wins £15,000 in Academy Jackpot

20 February 2019

Canary fan Paul Giles was given a day to remember after being surprised with a cheque for £15,000 during a tour of Carrow Road.

Paul, 58, was invited to the stadium with his son Max as the winner of the Club’s Academy Jackpot for December, but thought he was just there to watch Norwich’s game against Sheffield United.

And while looking inside the First Team dressing room, Paul was surprised with the top jackpot prize by Sporting Director Stuart Webber.

Speaking after receiving the cheque, Paul said: “I am overwhelmed. It was a complete shock and I had no idea. I was already really pleased with the two tickets, the ground tour and shirt, what more could I ask for!

“I’ve been doing the Academy Jackpot for about six or seven years, but I don’t do it for the prize, it’s for the kids and to support the Academy. That’s the main reason I do it and the prize is just a real bonus, it’s incredible.”

The Academy Jackpot is a monthly Lottery draw run by the Club, with all proceeds going directly to supporting the Norwich City Academy to help develop the next generation of youth players.

The Jackpot gives supporters the chance to win £15,000 in a super draw twice a year, with monthly giveaways of £1,000, ten prizes of £100 and ten Norwich City replica shirts - all for just £12 a month.

Paul, who attended his first Norwich game in 1965, said: “I know a couple of players who have been through the Academy, so it was a personal interest in supporting a couple of kids from my village.

“You don’t miss £12 a month and if a lot of people sign up it raises a lot of money. And to get a prize out of it is a fantastic bonus. The real reason I do it is to help the Academy and I would still pay the £12 a month with no prizes because it’s very worthwhile for our Club. It’s a little thing I can do to help, so I am very pleased to do it.”

To find out more about the Academy Jackpot and how to sign up, CLICK HERE.


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