Tim Krul had a special message of thanks for the children of local hospital staff when he joined them virtually at one of several ‘Superhero’ Soccer Schools with the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation.
The Soccer Schools were funded by the Canaries Covid-19 Community project as a way to say thank you to staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston, and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn for their work throughout the pandemic.
The Norwich City ‘keeper spoke to the children via video-link and the youngsters, who were taking part at Foundation’s hub The Nest, got the chance to quiz the Netherlands international on many subjects.
Children of staff from local hospitals enjoyed 'Superhero' Soccer Schools last week at three venues in Norfolk as our way of saying thank you to the NHS. @TimKrul had a very special message for those taking part at @TheNestCSF and their parents. #ncfc 💛#EFL | #EFLDayofAction pic.twitter.com/S2unINAnyq— Norwich City CSF (@NorwichCityCSF) April 14, 2021
Tim also had a message for them:
“Your parents are the reason why everything is going better again,” Krul told the children.
“We are nearly there. I have just seen a newspaper article that all the attraction parks will be opening again soon and that is only because of your parents, otherwise we would have still been in lockdown.
“You have definitely got some special parents. When you get home please say a special thank you to them from me.”
The event has been highlighted today as part of the EFL’s Day of Action for 2021, which celebrates the positive impact clubs have in their communities.
This Saturday’s game with AFC Bournemouth is also Community Day, and the work of the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation will be featured on club channels in the build-up.