Focus on: The Norfolk Hire Arena

The Nest's floodlit 3G pitch is sponsored by Norfolk Hire Ltd, a family-run business who have also supported the Foundation's new programme for people with disabilities.

Among the facilities at The Nest is a full-size floodlit 3G football pitch, known as the Norfolk Hire Arena.

The pitch was completed as part of the second phase of development at The Nest, the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation’s hub in Horsford, and has already been used by a huge range of people.

Sitting adjacent to the new hub building, the pitch hosts activities such as training and fixtures for the Foundation’s Football & Education Programme, disability programmes such as Mini Kickers and the down’s syndrome football squad, and the Extra Time programme for older people.

In addition, the Arena has become the home pitch of Norwich City Women FC, who compete in the Women’s National League Southeast Division.

The Arena is sponsored by Norfolk Hire Ltd, a family-run business based in Great Yarmouth who provide public and commercial hire of cars, vans, and minibuses, both locally and nationally.

The Norfolk Hire Arena can be booked, subject to availability, by contacting the team at The Nest by completing the online form.

The hub building adjacent includes four changing rooms with shower and WC facilities, and a café for drinks and refreshments.

Norfolk Hire have also sponsored the Foundation’s new Realising Potential programme for children or adults with physical or learning disabilities. The programme includes free 10-week sessions that focus on boosting skills and education, as well as physical activity.

Norfolk Hire’s Jamie Humphries said:

“I am excited about this opportunity and it is a pleasure to be involved with such a great community charity. All at Norfolk Hire look forward to working alongside the Community Sports foundation, seeing what the future holds for all involved.”

Ian Thornton, Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, said:

“We are very grateful to Norfolk Hire for their sponsorship of the Arena and the Realising Potential programme.

“Through our relationship with Jamie we have seen his desire to support the community and make a difference to people, and we hope it is a relationship that will continue for a long time.