A MESSAGE from the newly launched Norwich City Fans Social Club
Want to meet Norwich City players and talk all things green and yellow with fellow City fans?
If that appeals to you, look out for a new fans' group which launched this week. The Norwich City Fans Social Club has been set up by fans, for fans, with the simple aim of getting the yellow army together for fun activities.
It's independent from the football club, but has the full support of Norwich City.
As the name suggests, the club is open to everyone who is a fan of Norwich City Football Club - whether a season ticket holder, member, someone who attends occasionally or a faraway fan who listens via canaries.co.uk in the middle of the night! There's no official membership list - so there's no fee to join - and it's been put together by an informal group of 16 volunteer fans from a cross section of ages and backgrounds.
NCFSC will be organising events such as fans' forums, quiz evenings, raffles and even get-togethers with other supporters' clubs across the country and beyond. It will also support the Community Sports Foundation with donations from the social club.
NCFSC's first official event is a Fans' Forum at 7pm on Wed August 19 at Carrow Road, with first-team players answering fans' questions.
Entrance is just £3 for Adults and £1 for under 16's, payable on the night, which includes one free raffle ticket for the star prize donated by Norwich City Football Club.
Norwich City FC has supported the idea of the social club from the start, when life-long fan Diane Blazier contacted the club more in hope than expectation.
"I kept reading how other fan groups like Capital Canaries in the UK were meeting up for social events and realised there was nothing in Norwich and hadn't been since the 70's, when we had a Canary Social Club on Thorpe Road," said Diane.
"To my surprise the club emailed back straight away, saying it was a good idea and that they would support it 100%.
"Norwich City have been very supportive; freely giving advice, meeting rooms, suggesting events and committing to supporting us with player access and prizes," she said.
Other activities being pencilled in include a quiz night at the club in October and another fans' forum in the winter with special guests from Norwich City.
The NCFSC will advertise events on the club's official website, on its own website (www.ncfsc.co.uk), on twitter @NorwichCityFSC
and on Facebook
If you want to get involved, have a chat or suggest an event, the club's volunteer group can be easily reached via those channels.