Photo gallery: Young City keeper gets some lessons from a club legend

Lawrence Robinson, 8, goalkeeper in one of Norwich City's youth sides, gets some training from Norwich City legend Kevin Keelan. Picture: Denise Bradley Lawrence Robinson, 8, goalkeeper in one of Norwich City's youth sides, gets some training from Norwich City legend Kevin Keelan. Picture: Denise Bradley

Thursday, July 3, 2014
11:54 AM

He is Norwich City’s record appearance maker with 673 games in goal for Norwich and Canaries legend Kevin Keelan imparted some of that knowledge and experience to aspiring City stopper Lawrence Robinson.

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Lawrence Robinson, 8, goalkeeper in one of Norwich City's youth sides, with Norwich City legend Kevin Keelan. Picture: Denise BradleyLawrence Robinson, 8, goalkeeper in one of Norwich City's youth sides, with Norwich City legend Kevin Keelan. Picture: Denise Bradley

The eight-year-old Tuckswood Community Primary School pupil was not even born when the former goalkeeper was making Norwich City history between 1963 and 1980, but the youngster was delighted that Mr Keelan, who now lives in the USA, took time out from his trip back to Norfolk to visit the Norwich school yesterday.

Lawrence’s father Mark, 54, a Norwich City fan who lives in Tuckswood, said it was a “magical day” for his son, who plays for the Norwich Elite Professional Development Centre.

He said: “Mr Keelan was just fantastic with him. They seemed to hit it off so well together. He seemed to want to impart his knowledge. It was just so, so good to watch, to see someone whose not only a legend but also a very, very good coach as well. It was really magical for Lawrence and the school.”

Mr Keelan is back in the county to visit fellow Norwich stalwart and friend Duncan Forbes, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s.

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