Our brand new partner club programme with Histon FC has got off to a flyer, despite Covid providing a number of setbacks along the journey so far.
For the 2020-21 season the Norwich City FC RDP is supporting Histon FC with the U13 and U14 age groups, as well as welcoming the U16 squad to the fold, which has seen a great influx of talented youngsters across all of the age groups.
In what has a been a stop-start campaign to date, the squads have settled in quickly, overseen by the dedicated coaches and managers in Matt, Shaun, Michael, Simon, Clive & Dom who have continued to provide strong learning environments and a competitive level to the groups.
One of the highlights so far for the squads, was the friendly fixture back in August which took place on the First Team pitch at Histon FC against Rushden & Diamonds. A fantastic occasion and great viewing for all those that were able to watch at the time!
As part of the working partnership with Histon FC, the boys in the squads have the option to take up a place in the Norwich City FC RDP Elite programme to continue to further their development as an individual. With the focus on individual development, the squad football has allowed those players to work on more team/tactical related work, and play outside of their comfort zones, having to deal with challenges and setbacks in a really tough EJA environment.
With that being said, the three teams have performed admirably and the boys should be proud that each team currently sits top of their respective leagues.
As the partnership progresses, a number of exciting opportunities will be provided for the boys, which the current climate has put a stop to at this current time.
Histon Football Club Head of Youth, Mark Pleasants commented.
“‘Since striking up the partnership with Norwich City FC at Histon FC, we as a Club have gone from strength to strength.
"The work that Alex Kaufman and I have done to set up the partnership, and the attention to detail at the trial events with standards being really high has been fantastic to see, there’s definitely been some top quality boys on show..
"Having the name of Norwich City FC to run alongside Histon FC has attracted lads from all over Cambridgeshire, and the coaching staff and managers put together, has clearly made an impact with the boys, and full credit to them for the squads performing so well and being where they are in the leagues.
"From our point of view at Histon FC the partnership is working very well and we as a club are very excited about what the future partnership holds”.
Next up we have our second trial night for the 21-22 season taking place on Wednesday 9th December 2020, and current U12 boys (School Year 7) can now book their place. CLICK HERE