A Night of Triumph at the Norwich City Fans’ Social Club Quiz Night
On Thursday 21st September, the Norwich City Fans’ Social Club buzzed with excitement as quiz enthusiasts gathered for an unforgettable evening hosted by the charismatic Michael Bailey. The event was a thrilling ride through various topics, including sports in 2023, Europe, an imaginative Table Round, Music in the form of UK Eurovision entries, not the most popular, and TV game shows. The competition was fierce, but in the end, it was the aptly named team “Trust Us” from The Canaries Trust who emerged victorious, showcasing their exceptional trivia prowess and retaining the title, congratulations.
Host Extraordinaire: Michael Bailey, a familiar and beloved figure among Norwich City fans, brought his A-game as the quiz night’s host. His enthusiasm and witty banter with the participants added an entertaining dimension to the evening. His charming demeanor kept the audience engaged and eager to participate.
The Canaries Trust Shines: “Trust Us,” a team hailing from The Canaries Trust, undoubtedly stole the show. Their encyclopedic knowledge and impressive teamwork secured their victory, making them the toast of the evening. Their victory was well-deserved and earned them not only bragging rights but also a resounding round of applause from their fellow participants along with their winner’s trophies and prizes.
Diverse and Challenging Rounds: The quiz night featured a diverse range of rounds, each designed to test different aspects of the participants’ knowledge. The “Sport in 2023” round proved particularly challenging, with up-to-date questions that had everyone on the edge of their seats. The “Europe” round challenged participants’ knowledge of the continent, from its geography to its cultural and political aspects.
The “Table Round” encouraged mingling and discussions, fostering a sense of camaraderie among participants.
“Music in the form of UK Eurovision entries” brought a harmonious twist to the quiz night, as participants tried to recall artists of songs that were the UK’s entries in the Eurovision Song Contest. It was a delightful change of pace if not universally enjoyed!
The “TV” round was a trip down memory lane, testing participants’ knowledge of classic and contemporary television shows. It sparked nostalgia and friendly debates among participants.
Community Spirit: Beyond the competition, the Norwich City Fans’ Social Club Quiz Night provided a platform for fans to come together and celebrate their shared love for the sport and their team, we even had a team from down the road, yep them lot, but they brought a raffle prize so we decided to let them stay. The event embodied the true spirit of community, fostering friendships and camaraderie among attendees.
Amidst the friendly rivalry and spirited quizzing, the night’s auction and raffle added a thrilling dimension, with coveted prizes on offer, all for a good cause.
Another highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the live auction, featuring an array of exclusive and coveted prizes. Bidding wars ensued as passionate Canaries supporters vied for their favorite items. Here are the auction items:
- NCFC Media Experience: The chance to peek behind the curtain of Norwich City’s media operations was an enticing proposition. The winning bidder secured an exclusive insight into the inner workings of the club’s media team, a priceless opportunity for any die-hard Canaries fan.
- Signed Ashley Barnes 3rd Kit: Norwich City Football Club made a generous contribution by donating a signed Ashley Barnes 3rd kit.
- 18 Rounds of Golf at Barnham Broom: Golf enthusiasts rejoiced at the opportunity to snag 18 rounds of golf at the prestigious Barnham Broom Golf Club. This prize offered a fantastic golfing experience on one of Norfolk’s finest courses.
- Marcelino Nunez Signed Shirt: Diane of the social club made a heartfelt donation by contributing a signed Marcelino Nunez shirt. The shirt, a symbol of fan dedication, held sentimental value that was not lost on the attendees.
Blind Auction Intrigue:
Adding to the suspense, a blind auction featuring a signed and framed 2014 NCFC shirt, donated by David from the Pinkun message board, had everyone intrigued. This vintage memorabilia piece from nearly a decade ago held special significance for fans who remembered the club’s journey during that period. The anonymity of the bidding process only heightened the excitement, culminating in a nail-biting finish as the winning bid was revealed.
A Raffle with Heart:
Complementing the auctions, the night’s raffle drew enthusiastic participants. Prizes ranged from club merchandise to memorabilia, and attendees embraced the chance to support their club while having a shot at winning something special.
The combined efforts of NCFSC and its supporters showcased the unity and generosity of the Norwich City fanbase. Not only did the quiz night offer a platform for fans to bond over their shared passion for the club, but it also allowed them to make a meaningful contribution to the Community Sports Foundation.
In the end, the auction and raffle not only raised funds for the Community Sports Foundation but also served as a testament to the dedication and spirit of Norwich City supporters. As the club continues its journey, fans can take pride in knowing that their unwavering support extends beyond the pitch, shaping a community that’s as tight-knit as it is passionate. The NCFSC Quiz Night once again proved that football is more than just a game; it’s a way of life, a shared experience, and a source of boundless generosity and camaraderie.
Here’s a list of the raffle prizes:
- Darren Huckerby framed 3D montage
- A bottle of Red wine and Avon Perfume/nail pad
- A bottle of wine and gift set from Imagine Spa in Wymondham
- A bottle of pink gin
- A bottle of whisky
- Signed Darren Huckerby autobiography
- Josh Sargent wooden image donated by Grain Inspirations
- Signed 2023/24 NCFC pendant donated by NCFC
- Stadium tour for 4 people donated by NCFC
- £20 Slater’s menswear voucher donated by Simon Cheeseman
- Pack of Bierre Continental Lager
- Box of Fox’s biscuits
- 2-hour river trip for two donated by Broads Tours, Wroxham
- Signed 2022/23 Carabao NCFC football
- Signed player issue 2022/23 Andrew Omobamidele NCFC Home shirt
Standings: Here are the finishing places of all those who took part, thank you to every single one of you.
Conclusion: The Norwich City Fans’ Social Club Quiz Night, hosted by Michael Bailey and won by “Trust Us” from The Canaries Trust, was an evening of intellectual challenge and friendly competition. The event was not just a quiz night; it was a celebration of the Norwich City community. We eagerly await the next edition, hoping for more exciting questions, thrilling competition, and, of course, another chance to see “Trust Us” in action.
Our heart-felt thanks, as ever, go to our wonderful sponsors Fosters Solicitors, Norwich City Football Club, and you our wonderful attendees.