Open Day Report 08.08.04

Successful Day For FONCY

The Open Day at Carrow Road on Sunday was yet another busy but successful day in FONCY's eight year history.

With the Premier League a week away there were large crowds at Carrow Road. In between autograph hunting and the chance to see behind the Carrow Road doors, the FONCY stall proved to be a popular stop off for (it seemed) every visitor.

City Kitman Terry Postle had donated a significant amount of "Digital Phones" training kit from Colney and the City fans wasted no time in picking up kit from the favourite player from 2 seasons ago. Also available were the last of the "New Kids On The Block" FONCY coffee mugs. All this at very sensible prices.

The stall also displayed Auction items for the now traditional FONCY memorabilia auction which followed later in the afternoon.

Business was brisk for the FONCY team with interest in helping the Academy high, so much so in fact that all items of kit and the coffee mugs had been sold by the end of the afternoon, adding around 900 to FONCY coffers in the process.

The FONCY Stall
Kathy Landamore prepares the FONCY stall
The Busy FONCY Stall
The training kit attracted much interest

On to the Auction. A big crowd gathered for a fine selection of memorabilia from a marvellous promotion season for City.

As well as many signed shirts there were one-off items like the "other" fans championship trophy and Delia's famous away shirt. Other items featured Academy exploits through the season, with the highlight perhaps Joe Lewis' England Under-17 shirt, signed by the whole squad of England talent. All in all around 3900 was made for the Academy, brings the total amomunt raised on the day close to 5000.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the auction, particularly the successful bidders and of course auctioneer Ken Ewing for his great work.

For a full list of prices realised click here.

Pictures from the Auction
Ken Ewing
Auctioneer Ken Ewing was again in fine form
Champions Flag
A signed Champions Flag goes under the hammer
The Crowd
A large crowd followed the auction
Champions Flag
Nigel Worthington's signed training top was on offer
The Trophy
Roger Munby was on hand to parade the "other" trophy
Report and Pictures from Paul Standley