Norfolk FA Staff Update

Norfolk FA
An important update from Norfolk FA regarding facilities and the current status of staff.



In line with Government advice, the Norfolk FA County Headquarters and all three FDC facilities will remain closed for the foreseeable future.


In addition we can confirm that with the exception of those listed below, the Association have placed all remaining staff members on furlough through the Government’s Job Retention Scheme.

Staff remaining at work
For the time being, please continue to direct enquiries to or if more appropriate, to any of the five members of staff listed below and we will respond as soon as we can.

Gavin Lemmon – CEO and Senior Safeguarding Lead

Matt Carpenter – Football Services Manager 
(Deputy Senior Safeguarding Lead)

Ian Grange – Facilities, Investment, and Development Manager (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer)  

Rebecca Burton – Marketing & Communications Manager

Lynnette Bygrave – Finance Officer  


Point of contact mailboxes

The following generic support mailboxes are available to contact should you have an urgent query. General enquiries should also be sent to these addresses as they will then be allocated to the appropriate staff member.


Phone Lines

Our phone lines remain active at present, however all calls will be directed to voicemail. Please leave a message and a relevant member of staff will get back to you.


Stay safe

We are maintaining daily contact with all of our staff members at this time to help maintain their safety and well-being. We hope all of the #NorfolkFootball community remain safe and well during this unprecedented situation we find ourselves in.

Gavin Lemmon, Chief Executive: "There is no coming away from the fact that football isn’t the highest priority right now, however the well-being of our staff has without doubt been of significant importance for me in these recent weeks. Our dedicated workforce have been quite simply outstanding during these past few challenging weeks and have adapted to what has been an ever evolving situation, I simply cannot thank them all enough.

"As with every business, the financial impact for the Association has and will be significant. Due to the Association having such a diverse offering (such as the FDC’s) in comparison to other County FA’s across the Country, our cash flow has had an even bigger negative impact and added further difficulty in navigating our way through this period. The support that we will receive via the Government Retention Scheme provides us with some significant assistance but of course this doesn’t provide us with the sole solution.

"Personally I’ve never shirked a challenge before and I don’t intend to start now. I have every confidence that with the ongoing support that I receive from our Chairman, Michael and our Board of Directors, we will get through this period; with grassroots football playing a significant part in improving the mental and physical well-being of all ages across the County.

"We need all of grassroots football to pull together when the time is right to do so, with the aim of getting more people involved in either playing, coaching, refereeing or volunteering - and I can’t wait for the day when we are all out on the natural or synthetic grass again. Until that time comes, I hope everyone stays safe and well at all times.”