Norwich City and Canaries Trust hail new agreement

Norwich City host Ipswich Town in Sunday's East Anglian derby. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City host Ipswich Town in Sunday's East Anglian derby. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City have signed a 'memorandum of understanding' with the Canaries Trust.

The club have committed to meeting with the Trust regularly throughout each year and to consult – along with other supporter groups – on any major decisions it makes which may affect the identity of the club.

The document was signed by Norwich City managing director, Steve Stone, and Canaries Trust' chairman Robin Sainty at Carrow Road on Wednesday. Mike Reynolds, from the Canaries Trust, and Deborah Dilworth of Supporters Direct were also present.

Future meetings will include relevant senior figures from Carrow Road and Colney and the aim is to provide a framework for open dialogue between the club and the Trust and its members.

'We're very pleased to have signed the memorandum of understanding with the Trust,' Stone told the club's official site. 'The document serves to underline and formalise what is already a positive and proactive relationship and we look forward to that continuing in the future, as we work together with the Trust and all of our supporters for the long-term benefit of Norwich City.'

Sainty added: 'Football today has become rather impersonal, with fans often struggling to make their voices heard in an industry ruled by money.

'One of the great things about this club is the fact that it is led by people who don't live in ivory towers and today's agreement builds on existing foundations to ensure that fans will continue not just to be heard, but listened to at Norwich City.'

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