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Academy players reflect on time in self-isolation

15 April 2020

A number of Norwich City Academy players have helped to create a video reflecting on their time in self-isolation.

Working with Himsworth Scott, a reputation and privacy law firm, the players were each asked questions on their experiences in self-isolation, to which they would record their responses.

Several players were involved in this project, such as: Saxon Earley, Jon McCracken, Shae Hutchinson, Sam Blair, Nelson Khumbeni, Daniel Adshead, Tony Springett and Tom Scully.

Ranging from how they’ve adapted to self-isolation, to what they’ve found most challenging about it, each player was seen in the compilation giving open and honest answers to the posed question.

For example, asked for what positives they can take from this experience, Khumbeni started it off, saying:

“I think spending time with family, being able to connect with older friends and other players like myself has also been a key one, because obviously they’re also going through the same situation as me.”

Blair then revealed his time has been spent learning a whole variety of different things, as well as helping his family where he can.

“It was nice to see my sister for a bit, because she’s been away at university for about six months, I’m helping round the house, learning to cook, doing teas, breakfast, lunch. Also, I’ve been learning to handstand, seeing how far I can walk on my hands!”

Matt Himsworth, founder director of Himsworth Scott was pleased with the end-product, saying the video the players made can show the positive side of social media.

"We work with the lads on adopting behaviours to avoid risk on social media and online, but these videos show the positivity that social media and the internet can bring.

“We had produced some videos of players and ex-players, like Jamie Carragher and ex-rugby player James Haskell, and the Norwich lads were keen to share their own experiences and lessons learned. We are chuffed with the results."


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