Search

Norwich City win national award for work with LGBT team Proud Canaries

PUBLISHED: 14:13 24 November 2018 | UPDATED: 14:13 24 November 2018

Proud Canaries at the inaugural Proud Canaries Cup at Carrow Road. Picture: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

Proud Canaries at the inaugural Proud Canaries Cup at Carrow Road. Picture: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

PINNACLE PHOTO AGENCY UK

The high flying Canaries may be in a lofty perch in the Championship but community work with a LGBT team has also seen them beat the likes of Barcelona and Manchester City to a prestigious award.

Norwich City and community sponsors Aviva has won recognition at the Football Business Awards for their work with LGBT team Proud Canaries. Picture: Phil Mingo/PPAUKNorwich City and community sponsors Aviva has won recognition at the Football Business Awards for their work with LGBT team Proud Canaries. Picture: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

Norwich City and community sponsors Aviva have been named Sponsorship/Partnership of the Year winners at the Football Business Awards for their work with Proud Canaries.

Norwich beat second placed FC Barcelona and their sponsors Beko and third placed Stoke City and Top Eleven to the award. Other nominees included Everton, Hull City and Manchester City.

As part of efforts to champion inclusivity, Proud Canaries FC, a new LGBT inclusive team, officially backed by the club, was formed. Training sessions have included one that featured a surprise visit from Norwich City defender Christoph Zimmerman.

Proud Canaries at the inaugural ‘Proud Canaries Cup’ at Carrow Road. Picture: Phil Mingo/PPAUKProud Canaries at the inaugural ‘Proud Canaries Cup’ at Carrow Road. Picture: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

The initiative culminated in an end of season LGBT inclusive football tournament at Carrow Road. Dubbed the inaugural ‘Proud Canaries Cup’, Proud Canaries FC faced a number of other LGBT-inclusive and ally teams from across the country.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Eastern Daily Press. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press