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By Emily
Friday 6th January 2012
Norwich City recognised as an exceptional example of a friendly football club with great atmosphere, on and off the pitch, including the welcoming reception on match days and what they do to give back to our community.
The home of our local football club, where you can regularly hear the chants of ‘On The Ball City' and ‘Come On You Yellows' has been recognised by locals and other football fans around the country. The friendly atmosphere at Carrow Road not only welcomes the crowd of Norwich City supporters, but also continues off the pitch with the work NCFC do in our local community.

As well as Norwich fans currently being high up in the Barclays Premier League ‘Behaviour Of The Public' section of this seasons ‘Fair Play Tables', City have also received 'The Football League Family Excelence Award' for their fourth year.

A recent study has shown that around 95% of fans, who were surveyed, and who regularly attend Norwich home games have acknowledged the overall feel of friendliness atCarrow   Roadon match days as being of an extremely high standard. 92% of the fans also agreed that the overall friendliness of Norwich City Football Club is also of a very high standard.

“NCFC has a very welcoming feel to it with very passionate supporters” and “We're certainly the envy of many a visiting team” were just two of the comments which makeNorwichsupporters proud to be associated with the club.

Elliott Bennett, 22 year old winger for the canaries, spoke about his arrival at the start of the season atNorwichsaying that there's a “great atmosphere” andNorwichis “a really friendly club and place”

As a football club, Norwich also organise a lot of community activities that put things back into our local area. Bennett said the “work the community side of clubs do is massive!” as “it helps to create a fan base and gives something back to city”

Iwan Roberts, Norwich City ledgend and ex striker at the club, is now an ambassador for the Community Sports Foundation, run by Norwich City. The Community Sports Foundation helps over 50,000 people every year achieve their goals through sport. Supporting some of the most disadvantaged, disabled and talented people across Norfolk. Roberts explains that “The CSF's work is so important as it gets people of all ages to take part in sport and activities, and not just able bodied people. The CSF does a lot of work with children with learning difficulties and disabled children which is so important”

Roberts has been involved personally with working with children at local schools, fundraising nights organised by the Community Sports Foundation to raise money for local charities, and lots more. He goes on to explain “NCFC does great work in the community, from players going to different schools in the Norfolk area, to visiting poorly children and taking them gifts up to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital at Christmas time” As well as this, Roberts will be running the London Marathon in 2012, for the Community Sports Foundation.

Norwich City Football Club plays an important role in our local community, through their football, and through giving lots back to the local people. Roberts described “The friendliness of the Norwich people will always hold a special place in my heart. They've been great towards me and supported me in my playing career at the club. I've had fantastic support from them and continue to do so and for this I will be forever grateful to them.”

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