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Canaries keeper offers advice to young hopefuls

Aston Oxborough with some of the players and coaches of Aylsham FC Picture: Just Regional

Aston Oxborough with some of the players and coaches of Aylsham FC Picture: Just Regional

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Norwich City prospect Aston Oxborough was on hand to help the youngsters at Aylsham FC mark the end of their season.

Aston Oxborough and Sam Blair with some of the Aylsham FC goalkeepers Picture: Just RegionalAston Oxborough and Sam Blair with some of the Aylsham FC goalkeepers Picture: Just Regional

The 20-year-old goalkeeper visited Youngs Park to present end-of-season awards to the Aylsham under-12s and give the club’s goalkeepers some coaching tips.

Oxborough was capped at under-16 and U17 level by England when he was younger and was training with the Canaries first team during the second half of last season.

City’s U23s keeper was also rewarded with a new contract in April, extending his deal until 2020, with the option of a further year.

MORE: Oxborough celebrates new Canaries deal with superb save during U23s win

“I played my youth football for Hemsby Hornets, a time I will always remember,” the City youngster said of his visit. “It’s great to see youngsters here at Aylsham celebrating their season.

“I didn’t have facilities like these at Youngs Park when I was playing at this age so the boys and girls are very lucky.”

Also joining in the goalkeeping training session was Aylsham’s own Sam Blair, who is an U16 keeper at City, breaking into the U18 squad last season.

“Aylsham will always be my club and it was great to join in with all the young goalkeepers,” said Blair. “It is good to see that the club hold training sessions for goalkeepers. Big thanks to Aston for supporting them this evening.”

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