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Easter Holidays – Recap

14 April 2021

We said goodbye to garden and living room virtual sessions and said hello to the fresh air and sunshine as we welcomed back over one thousand boys and girls during the Easter holidays.


Archery, Football, Tag Rugby our Football and Sports camps pretty much had it all this Easter!

Across the two weeks, we welcomed boys and girls across Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Peterborough and a brand new addition to the line up as we held our first ever Soccer School in Harlow, Essex.

On Thursday 8th and Friday 9th April, the RDP officially launched its first programme in the Essex region. A full capacity soccer school was delivered in Harlow, providing Norwich City FC themed topics and challenges throughout both days. The turnout for the event was hugely successful and has lead to a further course in Whitsun being organised. The RDP were extremely grateful to the local Harlow Tesco’s superstore, at Church Langley Way, who provided us with Easter eggs for all the children that attended the course. A huge thank you to Diane Harper and the team at Tesco’s for giving back to their local community and allowing us the opportunity to continue to raise spirits after a difficult year.

Girls Football

Over the Easter period, we had a record number of girls football-specific events, welcoming more girls than ever to be active, learn new skills, make new friends and play football with us here at the RDP.

In both weeks we welcomed girls within our local communities to take part in our girls-only football camps. Over the two weeks, we saw girls across East Anglia being active, having fun and learning new skills at a variety of locations. We were delighted to host a sell-out camp in Ely and to launch a brand new location for our girl's football camps, at Long Road Sixth Form College. We also saw a fantastic level of skill and engagement within our camps in Ipswich. Our aim is to offer as many different girls within a range of communities the chance to play football in a welcoming, safe and fun environment. 

Alongside our community girls football camps, we were delighted to welcome our PDC & Elite players back to training with us through our training camps across East Anglia. These camps provided a platform for our development pathway players to return to training and blow off the cobwebs from lockdown, covering several topics throughout each day, a range of technical practices and game-based learning.

We now look ahead and cannot wait to resume our evening sessions at our different PDC, Elite and Canary Kickers centres this week. We are looking forward to welcoming several new players as well as more familiar faces.

To find out more about our girl's football programmes and to express your interest in attending a free taster session, contact

Boys Football

The Boys Player development and the elite programme was back with a bang this Easter with other 500 players attending Camps across Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

Our full-day training camps provided the boys with a comprehensive Norwich City DNA syllabus, focusing on technical quality and tactical intelligence. We were also joined at our Camps by Academy staff, who supported sessions and gave players individual feedback.

We are now looking forward to the return of our evening training sessions this week and an upcoming action-packed Whitsun Half-term!


The Goalkeeper Programmes Easter weeks were full of energy, fun and freedom to dive about again after such a long time having not been able to.

The Goalkeeper Camps at Copleston, Linton, Ely and Hinchinbrook over the two weeks provided great numbers for high-quality performances within the sessions. The Goalkeepers came away with smiles on their tired faces.

These two weeks were rounded off by our first ever 'Goalkeeper Wars' Tournament that proved a massive hit among the goalkeepers.

Football & Education

Our football and Education department have had a particularly busy Easter period as we hosted open trial sessions at all four of our partner schools Bishop Laney Sixth Form College, Impington International College, Stratton Upper School and Thomas Deacon Academy. A productive fortnight for our players as not only was the attendance high at each session but the standard of play and effort of the players who attended the session was a pleasure to see. Our staff are now even more excited to welcome our new intake for the future. Over the May break, we will be back with each of our schools providing year 11 students with the opportunity to discover more about our programmes.

A huge thank you to all of our participants, parents/guardians and of course our fantastic coaching team.

Our Whitsun Community courses are now available to book and places are filling fast! BOOK NOW

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