The Academy At Under-16 And Below - 2003/04

The Academy is very active in the development of young footballers in the lower age groups. Apart from regular training, sunday mornings see a selection of matches against other Academies between Under-10 and Under-15 levels.

Supporters are very welcome to come along and see how the Academy works on a sunday. For the fixture list click here.

Ian Thornton Interview

Ian Thornton is Director of the Football In The Community Scheme and also an Academy coach.

While at the Berlin Young Talents Cup (see Tournaments), Ian was kind enough to answer some questions from your webmaster on life as the coach of the Academy "Team Of The Season".

To read what Ian had to say click here or on the picture left.

Under 12's Are Academy Team Of The Season (May 2004)

The curtain came down on another Academy season at Colney on Sunday, the day also seeing the Under-12's picking up the Des Holl Memorial Award as the Academy Team Of The Season.

The award is made in memory of Des who was a true friend of Norwich City Youth, and the Under-12's are the second side to pick up the award after the Under-10's took the honours last season.

After picking up the award Ian Thornton's side, some of whom are due to fly out to Berlin later this week for the Young Talents Cup competition, put on a superb display against Fulham, winning the game 6-4.
Team Of The Season Report
For more action from Sunday and pictures of the presentations click here or on the picture above.

Honours Even Against Scandinavian Visitors - April 2004

Lyngby Visit Pictures Lyngby of Denmark were the visitors to Colney on Good Friday for two friendly games at Under-14 and Under-15 level.

With the lower age group losing 2-1 and the Under-15's winning 2-1 the honours were evenly balanced.

Our roving reporter was again on hand to capture some interesting images of another busy day at the Academy.

To see the photos click here or on the picture right.

A Sunday at Colney (Sept 2003)

After the summer break it's business as usual at Colney on Sundays with Academy games getting underway during September.

The format has some of the teams playing away while this particular Sunday the under 10's 12's and 14's entertained Millwall at the City training ground.

The three games kicked off at midday and as per usual there was an enthusiastic band of parents from both sides cheering the teams on.

The matches are treated as training exercises and are usually played over three periods, thus giving the coaches an additional break for added team talks.

Under 10s

Team Talk for the Under 10's with Coach Adrian Abbotts

We have attempted through the photographs to give an overall picture of what goes on at Colney on Sundays.

Supporters are very welcome to come along and see how the Academy works. For the fixture list click here.

Action From The Pitches

Parents Watch

Parents look on as a game progresses

Under Pressure

A Norwich goalkeeper comes under pressure
Save of the day

"Save of the Day" from the Canaries' Under-14 keeper
Under 14 Team Talk

An Under-14 team talk from coaches Dick Mills and former Norwich player Dougie Evans
Under 12s

Goalmouth action from the Under-12s game against Millwall
Under 12s

More Under 12 Action
Away From The Pitch

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin preparing Academy kit

Sheree La'Motte

It's a busy day in the kitchen for Sheree La'Motte

Paul Tong

Academy goalkeeping coach, Paul Tong

Ken Ady

Academy Education Officer Ken Ady with FONCY committee member Philip Baldwin

Report and Pictures courtesy of John Landamore.

Dick Mills

Under 14 coach Dick Mills enjoys a spot of lunch