Open Day Report 08.05.05


The club's annual end of season Open Day held at Carrow Road on Sunday proved to be a huge success with the FONCY stand and Memorabilia Auction breaking all previous records.

When the doors opened at 1:30pm the fans flocked to the FONCY stand, and with City's kit man Terry Postle donating a mountain of old training kit from Colney it was like a scene from the January sales as the FONCY staff were almost overrun with eager supporters keen to get their hands on their favourite player's training kit.

And it was not just kit they were after with the new FONCY Coffee Mug also available, together with the new FONCY badges, it was indeed a hectic couple of hours.

There was however no time to catch your breath as the attention was quickly switched to the auction, which once again was kindly conducted on our behalf by Ken Ewing from Ewings Estate Agents of Reepham. Bidding was brisk to say the least, with supporters after memorabilia from City's first year back in the top flight for almost a decade.

The FONCY Stall

It's either the January Sales or the FONCY Stall on Open Day
The Shorts

Bryan Gunn seems to have found something to laugh at as Richard Bland models Peter Crouch's oversize shorts

Not surprisingly anything with Player Of The Year Darren Huckerby's name on was highly sought after with Darren's shirt fetching 380 with the boots that he kindly donated not far behind at 300.

Sandwiched between those two items was the shirt of Dean Ashton, which went for 360, while the famous photo of Leon Mckenzie celebrating that goal against Manchester United fetched 250. Total for the auction was an incredible 5,045 which breaks all previous records, and when you add on around 1,200 taken on the stand you can see that all the hard work put in by members of the committee and all those who helped out on the day was well worth it.

For a full list of prices realised click here.

The Chairman would like to thank all those people who rolled their sleeves and got stuck in, not least of all Richard, who, as can be seen from the photos, also rolled his trousers up.

These events don't just happen and it takes a lot of planning for things to run smoothly on the day.

So thanks to Kathy, Sharon, Darryn, Hannah, Lewis, Myra, Judy, Mike, Karen and from the club Jenny and Mavis. Special thanks to Terry Postle who provided all the kit and shirts and of course not forgetting Ken Ewing who makes the event what it is.

However once again our gratitude goes out to the fans who were so generous on the day, without your continued fantastic support of FONCY none of what we have achieved over the past 9 years would have been possible.

Further Pictures from the Auction
Hucks Boots

Auctioneer Ken Ewing had a lot to do as Darren Huckerby's boots went under the hammer
McKenzie Shirt

Leon McKenzie's signed shirt goes under the hammer

Signed Menu's for Delia's Restaurant went well
Report and Pictures from John Landamore