About Football In The Community
Norwich City FC/Norfolk County FA Football In The Community is a registered charity and has been providing football at grass roots level for over 10 years.
The scheme itself has been a huge success receiving 3 National awards from the FA and highlighted in their Good Practise Guide in 1996 and 1999. The scheme has grown from 2 full time employees along with 5 part time staff to 13 full time staff and 45 casual staff.
Football In The Community aims to provide grass roots football to children of all abilities from the ages of 6 to 18 along with a talent identification programme to enable players to progress.
However the scheme is also concerned with the overall development of both children and adults within the community, using football as a tool to improve their personal and social skills. FITC works very closely with Primary and Middle Schools throughout Norfolk and North Suffolk, offering coaching sessions and joint fundraising events such as puma golf events.
The Football In The Community mission statement is:
To enhance existing opportunities and provide new provisions in which boys and girls of all ages can participate, regardless of their ability, social status or location
The key aims of the scheme are:
- To channel the energies of all our youngsters into the discovery of their footballing skills.
- To create the awareness of the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle and keeping fit in mind and body through playing football.
- To link the opportunity to develop footballing skills with opportunities to improve literacy and numeracy skills.
- To help our community to become a safer place in which to live and work, by encouraging the youngsters to stay off the street and take part in constructive, enjoyable and educational activities.
Please take the time to browse through our site and take in the opportunities that we, Football In The Community could offer you.