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Club and CSF launch Active Canaries project

27 January 2021

Norwich City Football Club and the Community Sports Foundation have teamed up for a new project to help boost the wellbeing of supporters of all ages during lockdown.

Active Canaries will provide challenges, resources, and inspiration in three main areas – Get Moving, Get Learning - alongside Junior Canaries, and Get Caring; a weekly activity in each theme will be released on club and Foundation channels over the next five weeks.

Get Moving

Exercise can help your physical and mental wellbeing, but right now it’s cold, sports and leisure facilities are closed, and parents may be juggling work and home-schooling.

Get Moving will provide some themed challenges and a little extra Norwich City inspiration to help supporters of all ages to fit in some all-important movement and exercise.

Get Learning

Schools and parents are working hard to keep kids learning while at home, but we know it’s a tough job; a little yellow-and-green-themed fun might be just the thing to help with their engagement.

Norwich City Community Sports Foundation and Junior Canaries will provide resources in a different subject each week for Key Stage 1, 2, and 3.

Get Caring

We’re all going through a lot at the moment but showing someone else that you care might just make things a little brighter.

Get Caring will provide some ideas and gentle reminders to check in, reach out and connect with others to help keep our community strong.

Week one begins on Monday, February 1 – keep an eye on club and Foundation channels for all the information.

Chief executive officer at the Community Sports Foundation, Ian Thornton, said: "Across the Foundation's programmes our team are working hard to provide remote engagement and activities, just as they have throughout the pandemic. We want to extend the reach of our support to anyone in the community that may benefit from it."

“We hope the three strands of Active Canaries will help people to care for themselves and others while restrictions continue.”

In 2020, the Club and Foundation’s Canaries COVID-19 Community Project delivered thousands of food and care packages into the community, while providing remote engagement activities for a wide range of supporters.

During this time the club and Foundation, including first team players and directors, have made thousands of calls to potentially vulnerable supporters.

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