Today is the EFL’s Day of Action and 72 clubs from around the country are coming together to demonstrate the impact football can have in positively changing people’s lives.
Norwich City Community Sports Foundation are taking the opportunity to celebrate the success of their disability dance troupe the CSF Allstars, as they make their final preparations for a showcase event in Birmingham at the weekend.
The group, who have a range of disabilities, come together on Monday evenings at Carrow Park to practice under the watchful eyes of dance teachers Georgia Skipper and Lisa Chapman.
On Saturday, the troupe will head to Arena Birmingham to take part in an event organised by Legacy Cheer and Dance Ltd, alongside hundreds of other dancers from across England and abroad, and will take part in the special athlete section.
It’s not the first time that some of the dancers have performed on the big stage; back in 2017 the group travelled to London to take part in a similar event at the Copper Box Arena.
Coach Lisa Chapman shared her pride in the group at their session on Monday night. She said: “I’m so proud of this group; they have come so far and we’re really looking forward to the big day on Saturday.”
Her thoughts were echoed by coach Georgia Skipper, who added: "They have worked really hard to learn this routine and I’m sure they’re going to smash it!”
The group is funded by the Premier League/BT Disability fund and takes place on Monday evenings at Carrow Park between 5.30pm and 6.30pm, with 17 regular attendees.
Anyone interested in attending should contact Darren Hunter on 01603 761122 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the disability dance troupe, the Foundation has a range of disability programmes such as football sessions for people with cerebral palsy or hearing impairments, as well as supporting Norwich City Powerchair FC.