Norwich City FC RDP partner with Histon Football Club and Needham Market Football Club.
The Club have developed a partnership with Histon FC in Cambridgeshire and Needham Market FC in Suffolk, to form squads from the U13 to U16 age groups.
Players are asked to attend trials at the conclusion of their U12 season, and a Norwich City FC RDP squad is selected to represent the two clubs in the Eastern Junior Alliance (EJA) from Under 13 onwards.
The boys are recruited and coached by Norwich City FC RDP staff, and form RDP squads, but play as Histon FC or Needham Market FC across the EJA League, the EJA League Cup, the EJA midweek floodlit Cup and the County Cup.
The EJA is widely considered the highest level of football outside of Academy football and covers Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and London. Matches take place midweek and on Sundays. Players selected to the squad will be asked to commit exclusively to the RDP/Histon FC or Needham Market FC, with regards to Sunday football commitments.
Boys identified for this programme will train twice a week and may continue with additional Norwich City FC RDP programmes alongside their EJA Squad training and fixtures.
In 2018-19 the Needham Market FC U13 squad went on to win their EJA league In the first season of the partnership, with one boy going on to sign for the Norwich City FC Academy.
Details of our next set of trials TBC