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Zimmermann inspires PL Kicks participants

27 Oct 2019

Norwich City defender understands the value programmes like PL Kicks offer for interacting with young people

With the Premier League extending its commitment to Premier League Kicks for the next three years, clubs are sharing how the programme is benefiting their local communities.

Norwich City

Christoph Zimmermann may be a seasoned professional footballer but he has not forgotten the impact on him when he did get to meet his heroes.

So the Canaries defender did not let the rain dampen his enthusiasm as he visited The Nest, Norwich City's community hub, to play indoor table-tennis and pool with young people at a Premier League Kicks session run by the club's Community Sports Foundation.

"To be in touch with them, to talk with them and to play some of those games with them, that was good," said the 26-year-old.

"I remember when I was younger I would have enjoyed that, so therefore I hope they are doing the same and that in the end they can profit from it."

One person Zimmermann met was Lewis Thompson, a PL Kicks coach who joined the programme as a participant and now supports other young people.

"When I started I wasn't as confident as I am now and Kicks helped me along that journey," Thompson said.

See: League extends commitment to PL Kicks

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