Club

Supporter Panel

We welcome our first-ever official supporters panel at Norwich City. The panel has 12 members, and they’ll serve for a period of two seasons, before new supporters can be voted in.

The panel is a sounding board for the club’s initiatives to gain genuine supporter feedback on a range of non-football related issues.

For any supporters who have any individual queries please contact supporterelations@canaries.co.uk.

Meeting Minutes

Panelists

Adam Buffin

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"I was lucky enough to get my first season ticket at the age of 13 and have been supporting Norwich City ever since. I feel that my experience from growing up with the club and being involved in multiple events and schemes at a young age will add great value to the continued growth of supporters of the younger generation.”


Beverley Burkill

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"My love of Norwich City was inherited from my dad at a young age and I believe football should encourage diversity, fairness and equality for all. For me Norwich City Football Club is unique, and I have been impressed by the way in which our club embraces and interacts with the fans and the wider community. I regularly get involved with events which support and raise vital funds for the Community Sports Foundation. I am a very passionate fan and I believe the football club to be a vital lifeline for so many fans around the globe.”


Brian Folkard

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"I have been a season ticket holder for over 30 years and have followed City home and away for the many ups and downs that this brings. I was pleased to be involved in the consultation regarding memberships and at both meetings was able to put forward proposals and areas for discussion. I enjoy working on projects and enjoy problem solving and also look at the position from both sides.”


Cillian O'Grady

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“I've been a supporter of Norwich City for over 30 years and have made many trips from Ireland to Carrow Road to support the team. Despite the success of the team, I feel Norwich needs more publicity in international markets and Ireland in particular. I am also a member of the executive diversity, equity and inclusion team at the company I work for.”


Emily Wilford

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“Primarily, I want to represent the large body of fans that are hugely invested in the club but don't have a season ticket. I want to bring ideas to the club about how they can continue to engage with these fans, allow them to feel they have a voice directly with the club, despite their absence at Carrow Road. I think it's important that women and girls have a direct voice in the club, represented by a woman who understands their experiences.”


Gordon Anderson

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“Originally from Edinburgh, I have had Norwich City in my blood for over 40 years. I follow City home and away and I have a good understanding of what both the fans want and the club wants. I spent many years on the non-league scene, having been a chairman of a successful non-league club). I'm a family man with strong values.”


James Brighton

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“I have been a season ticket holder since 2004, when the new South Stand/Jarrold Stand was opened, and I've been attending games since 1996. I go to games with my Dad, and now have two young children myself - who I hope can enjoy going to games themselves in the future. I want to help to build the future of the club for my sons, and for all future fans, so they can enjoy what I have over the last 25 years.”


Jon Myhill

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“I have been a supporter of the club all my life, but only until last year did I manage to get myself a season ticket. I have two young children, my son attends the Community Sports Foundation's 'mini kickers 'on the weekend at Carrow Park. We have two season tickets in the family, so looking forward to bringing him to games - I think for any club, supporting and encouraging the younger generation to embrace the experience is key. I shall bring a passionate voice to the table and a considerate one!”


Jonathan Byrne

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“I'm a lifelong supporter of the club and a season ticket holder - I see Carrow Road as my second home. I am a wheelchair user and seated at the bottom of the South Stand. I feel that I make a good panel member because I am a very open minded person, I'm a good listener and enjoy working with others.”


Marie Fuller

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“I have supported the club since I was a child (my brother used to bring me to matches). I moved to London after university but still went to matches when I could and after relocating back to Norwich, I'm now a season ticket holder. In my day job, I run a PR business and understand the importance of communication, which is something I think the club does really well but it doesn't hurt to improve! Also as a woman, I think we sometimes notice the details: queues at the catering facilities and toilets and we may have ideas to improve the supporter experience without any cost.”


Matt Colley

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“In terms of diversity, I offer lived experience of mental health problems and plenty of experience with volunteering and fundraising around wellbeing and mental health. I am a professional proofreader, copywriter and editor, so I have outstanding written communication skills. I am also an experienced manager, and I actively practise meditation and mindfulness to help me keep grounded and ensure my interactions with others are empathetic and considered.”


Ryan Blumenthal

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“I have recently taken a leadership position within the New York Canaries and will be doing the same within the AmeriCanaries group (which is comprised of all supporters in the Americas). My journey began a decade ago while spending a semester abroad at UEA. I attended a handful of matches in the Championship season that saw us promoted to the Premier League and I have been in love with the club and the sport ever since. I have every kit produced since Daniel Farke has come aboard and organize multiple shop orders yearly amongst the NY Canaries. You will get no international supporter more dedicated to bringing everything possible to contribute to this panel.”