How are the funds raised?
In its first year FONCY raised an amazing sum of £15,000; by the end of 2009 FONCY smashed the £330,000 barrier. Many ideas and schemes have been suggested, tried and tested. Some have been retained whilst others have reached their objectives or have been one off events or donations. These include:
Youth Bonds - available now!
A £100 donation in exchange for a non-redeemable bond.
Miscellaneous donations large and small from a wide cross-section of supporters.
From 1996 to 2001 two local companies - Duffields of East Anglia and Banham Poultry - each gave a generous donation to FONCY specifically for use to pay for Youth Team travel to away matches - over the period this totalled £15,000.
FONCY have kindly been given a page in the Norwich City first team match programme for promotion of their activities. Known as a "Super Bond", companies can advertise their business on the FONCY page for a whole season for just £200.
A raffle with a difference, because the prizes on offer cannot be bought. Held each Spring, the raffle has offered such prizes as:
Held on the day of the Club's Open Day, the auction comprises of, in the main, kit and equipment used by the players themselves direct from the kit room at the club.
How are the funds spent?
Matchday Travel - Purchase/Lease of minibuses, coach hire to Academy away matches
Youth Team Tournaments & Specialist Education Trips - Each Year FONCY seek to sponsor every age group within the Academy to take part in at least one tournament or educational activity.
Miscellaneous Purchases Include - footballs, medical equipment, dictaphones for coaching staff, warm up suits for substitutes, dug-outs for use at Colney training ground on sunday matches for under 9's to under 16's, speed gates etc. etc.
If you are interested in supporting FONCY in any way please contact:
Tel. 01263 733187