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New Leagues Hailed A Great Success

Football Development
Norfolk FA's two new Veterans Leagues and recreational sessions for Women have been a great success.

New Leagues hailed a great success

This season, Norfolk FA created two Veterans Leagues and new recreational sessions which have been run at The FDC in Bowthorpe, on Bi-Weekly Thursday evenings.


  • The Legacy League is for Women aged 30 and over.
  • The NCFA SuperVets is for Men aged 45 and over.
  • The recreational sessions are for Women aged 18 and over.


The Leagues so far have been very popular. The Leagues have created a positive environment for players to get back into football, get in some extra fitness or even play football for the first time! There have been seven new teams competing in each league and friendships have been created. The support each player has displayed for one another has been the basis of both Leagues to be competitive but also a safe place for individuals to enjoy the sport they love.

When asked about the League, SuperVets player, Martin Ware said: "Participating in the SuperVets League has been a rewarding and fun experience. The league boasts well-organised and competitive fixtures, a strong sense of community, and a supportive social environment.

"As much as playing football again and reliving the glory days is great, for me it's about more than just the game; it's about fostering camaraderie with friends and staying active.

"We're excited to see the league grow next season and welcome new players to join."

When asked about the Legacy League, Kim Dipper, said: "I have really enjoyed participating in the Legacy League and getting back into playing again. The 6 aside format with rolling subs has worked well and the set up and refereeing has been excellent.

"I came along with a friend and was teamed up with some other individual players who although a lot younger than us were supportive and we soon formed a strong team.

"I sincerely hope that these sessions continue following the success of this inaugural season."

The recreational sessions also had a high uptake and overall enjoyment, by everyone involved. They have been a great introductory pathway for previous players to get back involved in the sport, but also for those who have never kicked a ball before. There has been an inclusive environment created by both the players and the coach where individuals have continued to return.

Recreational session player Lauren Wilson-Lefevre said: "I really enjoyed the relaxed experience of getting back into football and meeting with like-minded people. It had been over 18 years since I last played football, but I’ve rekindled my love for the sport through the sessions. The sessions became something that I would look forward to each week when it was on. Due to these sessions, I am now looking to return to a competitive team for the season 2024/25. I would recommend these sessions to others who want to go somewhere, kick a football around and have fun."

Norfolk FA Football Development Officer, Tayla Woodhouse added: "Since the Leagues started in November it has been a pleasure getting to know the players, but also watching the teams socialise and grow. There’s been a clear competitive edge but still with an environment which has been described as safe and fun!"

The aim is for these Leagues to grow next season, introducing new players and teams but to still maintain the same morale and organisation which has been created so far.

If you would be interested in signing up next season, please use the corresponding forms below-

Legacy League

NCFA Supervets

For more information, please contact Tayla.Woodhouse@NorfolkFA.com or Jake.Brown@NorfolkFA.com.