Academy auction looks to break £250,000
CHRIS WISE Friends of Norwich City Youth will be aiming to pass a notable milestone when they stage their annual auction at the club's open day on Monday.
Friends of Norwich City Youth will be aiming to pass a notable milestone when they stage their annual auction at the club's open day.
Since their formation 10 years ago the group have raised almost £250,000 for the Canaries' Academy - and a good response from the fans at Carrow Road on Monday will see them exceed that magic figure.
A total of 44 items will be up for grabs, with a framed montage of every single member of Nigel Worthington's first team squad and a signed photograph of Robert Earnshaw in back-flip mode likely to be two of the most sought-after lots.
Signed shirts will also be up for grabs along with two slightly more unusual souvenirs - life-sized cardboard cut-outs of Dean Ashton and Andy Hughes provided by the Eastern Daily Press.
On top of all that, there will be one final chance for fans to buy tickets for FONCY's annual raffle, with the top prizes for that being a meal with joint majority shareholder Delia Smith and the chance to pose with management and players in next season's official team photograph.
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The auction will get under way in the Gunn Club at 3.45pm on Monday - but as soon as the doors open at 1.30pm fans will be able to buy City training tops - provided by the club - at £5 a time.
"Hopefully the fans will come out and support us as they always do - and we can pass the £250,000 mark," said FONCY chairman John Landamore. "It would be a proud moment for all us if that happened."