Norfolk County Football Association

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Norfolk County Football Association
Norfolk County FA.png
Purpose Football association
Headquarters 11 Meridian Way
Thorpe St Andrew
Location Norwich
Norfolk NR7 0TA
Shaun Turner
Website norfolkfa.com

The Norfolk County Football Association is the governing body for football in the county of Norfolk, England.

History and Organisation[edit]

Norfolk County Football Association was founded in 1881 and has been administering football in the County, at both grass roots and professional level, for over 120 years.

For most of this time the work has been carried out on an honorary basis, however funding support from The Football Association led to the Association becoming administered by a full-time secretariat in 1996.

On 24 August 1999 the Association became a limited company, again at the behest of The Football Association. Since then The FA has taken a far greater interest in County Associations, working in partnership to provide increased sums of money to support new initiatives and staffing.

Since becoming a limited company, the structure of the Association has changed significantly. The Council oversees the implementation of policy through its committee structure in ‘football’ matters, including in the areas of Competitions, Discipline and Referees. The Board of Directors has responsibility for Financial and Commercial matters, whilst the staff at County Headquarters is responsible for implementing the decisions made by the two groups.

The Association acquired the leasehold of a purpose built football facility in Bowthorpe, Norwich in 2009 – the site becoming known as the Norfolk County FA Football Development Centre, or 'the FDC'. The Centre is a hub of both regulated and recreational activity for the football community of Norwich and Norfolk.

The work of the County Football Association is underpinned by an army of volunteers involved within the County's member leagues and clubs. Without their contribution, it would be impossible to organise and run football on the scale it is enjoyed in Norfolk today.[1]

Football Development[edit]

Norfolk County FA’s Football Development team works towards improving every aspect of the grassroots game. Their day to day involvement includes:

  • Developing and assisting local clubs towards the achievement of Charter Standard awards
  • Developing volunteers through a wide variety of coach, medical and refereeing courses
  • Developing facilities by working in conjunction with funding bodies such as The Football Foundation
  • Developing football amongst children through involvement with schools and education programmes [2]

Affiliated Leagues[edit]

Disbanded or Amalgamated Leagues[edit]

A number of leagues that were affiliated to the Norfolk County FA have disbanded or amalgamated with other leagues including:

Affiliated Member Clubs[edit]

Among the notable clubs that are (or were at one time) affiliated to the Norfolk County FA are:

County Cup Competitions[edit]

The Norfolk County FA run the following Cup Competitions:

Source[8]

List of recent Norfolk County Cup Winners[edit]

Season Norfolk Senior Cup Winners Norfolk Junior Cup Winners Norfolk Primary Cup Winners
2004–05 Diss Town East Harling
2005–06 Dereham Town Caister United Dereham Posties
2006–07 Dereham Town Norwich United Reserves Dereham Posties
2007–08 Wroxham Horsford United Lynn Docklands
2008–09 King's Lynn Reserves Norwich St Johns Docking Rangers
2009–10 Mattishall West Lynn Sports & Social Club Old Hunstanton
2010–11 Dereham Town UEA Hopton

Source[9]

Directors & Officials[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norfolk County FA – About Us". Norfolk County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Norfolk County FA – Football Development". Norfolk County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Norfolk County FA – Saturday Leagues". Norfolk County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  4. ^ "Norfolk County FA – Sunday Leagues". Norfolk County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  5. ^ "Norfolk County FA – Small Sided Leagues". Norfolk County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  6. ^ "Norfolk County FA – Youth Leagues". Norfolk County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  7. ^ "Norfolk County FA – Female Leagues". Norfolk County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  8. ^ "Norfolk County FA – Fixtures & Results – County Cups". Norfolk County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  9. ^ "Norfolk County FA – County Cups". Norfolk County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  10. ^ "Norfolk County FA – Board of Directors". Norfolk County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  11. ^ "Norfolk County FA – Staff Structures". Norfolk County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-13.