Norwich footballers to learn how to play like Barcelona’s Messi

Norwich footballers have the chance to learn how to play like Barcelona's Lionel Messi this weekend at a new coaching clinic.

Louie Blake, a football coach, has set up a Norwich-based franchise of Coerver Coaching which offers football coaching for all ages but particularly players aged five to 16.

To launch the scheme, he will be running a free event tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday where there will be free sessions for players, teams and coaches at the Goals centre at Hewett School, Norwich.

On Saturday, players will be able to experience the 'learn to play the Messi way' clinic for free, replicating the skills of one of the world's best player. Sunday will see clubs take part in the 'learn to play the Spanish way' clinic in the morning and coaches learn 'how to teach fast break attack-Germany model' in the afternoon. For details, email

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