Norwich City midfielders Simon Lappin, Bradley Johnson and Andrew Crofts visit Easter holiday events

A trio of Norwich City players took a break from the Canaries' Premier League exploits to make the holidays extra special for children who took part in Community Sports Foundation (CSF) Easter courses.

Scottish midfielder Simon Lappin paid a visit to a disability multi-sports camp at City of Norwich School (CNS) and tried his hand at boccia - a paralympic sport similar to bowls - with some of the participants.

The course, delivered in partnership with Crossroads Care and funded by Norfolk County Council Short Breaks, saw 19 participants try a variety of sports over two days at CNS.

The sports included cricket, boccia, football and hockey and caters for five to 16-year-olds with complex needs and severe disabilities.

CSF disability development officer, Rob Reeve, said: 'We're really grateful for Simon stopping by today; the children were so excited when he arrived. It was great to see him getting involved, helping them with their boccia and chatting away.'

CSF is the official charity partner of Norwich City Football Club and provides a wide range of activities for children and adults with disabilities.

Two other Canary midfielders also surprised some young players at Norwich City Soccer Schools.

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Bradley Johnson dropped in at Thorpe St Andrew School on Monday and shared some tips and advice with the aspiring young players.

While Andrew Crofts went along to Hethersett Junior School on Tuesday afternoon and handed out certificates to those who took part.

For more details about CSF, go to or call the CSF office on 01603 761122.

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