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Great Yarmouth youngsters enjoy Norwich City training sessions

PUBLISHED: 15:18 21 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:46 21 March 2018

Cobholm Primary Academy pupils enjoy a day of football training with Norwich City coaches.
Picture: Inspiration Trust

Cobholm Primary Academy pupils enjoy a day of football training with Norwich City coaches. Picture: Inspiration Trust

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Young footballers at a Great Yarmouth primary school have had a fantastic result at the training centre used by their soccer heroes at Norwich City.

Cobholm Primary Academy pupils enjoy a day of football training with Norwich City coaches.
Picture: Inspiration TrustCobholm Primary Academy pupils enjoy a day of football training with Norwich City coaches. Picture: Inspiration Trust

The Year 1 pupils from Cobholm Primary Academy enjoyed a day of expert training at the Colney Training Centre in Norwich to develop their footballing techniques, with an emphasis on respect and good sportsmanship.

After impressing coaches in a series of four-a-side matches, Tommy Thompson was picked out as a potential player for the Norwich Academy Under 7s team, and has been invited to return for further training.

Cobholm Primary Academy pupils enjoy a day of football training with Norwich City coaches.
Picture: Inspiration TrustCobholm Primary Academy pupils enjoy a day of football training with Norwich City coaches. Picture: Inspiration Trust

The class received certificates at the end of the day for their hard work and sportsmanship.

Teacher Jessica Smith said: “The day was a huge success for all of the pupils that took part and I couldn’t be more proud of the boys from Cobholm Primary Academy.

Cobholm Primary Academy pupil Tommy Thompson was picked out as a potential Norwich Academy Under 7s player.
Picture: Inspiration TrustCobholm Primary Academy pupil Tommy Thompson was picked out as a potential Norwich Academy Under 7s player. Picture: Inspiration Trust

“Though the day was challenging and tiring, our pupils showed great determination and tenacity.

“It was extremely gratifying to see the pupils helping up teammates who had fallen and shaking hands with opponents after matches; a real sign of respect between players.”

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