Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Stephen Fry on football club board

Stephen Fry has joined Norwich City's board

Stephen Fry has joined the board of Norwich City FC, the club confirmed.

A statement on the team's website said Stephen would become a director and "ambassador" for the Championship club.

He said: "Truly this is one of the most exciting days of my life and I am as proud and pleased as I could be."

The 52-year-old writer, actor and comedian has been a fan of the team since he was a child and has a picture of the club's badge on his popular Twitter page.

He is not the first celebrity to be linked with the club - cookery writer and broadcaster Delia Smith is joint majority shareholder.

Stephen said: "Having been shockingly overlooked by successive Norwich City managers all these years as a player, I have come to the sad conclusion that it is probably unlikely now that I will ever be picked to play for the first team.

"But I am happy instead to play my part in another capacity, as that of a proud and passionate ambassador for a great football club.

"The day may still come when I am needed out on the pitch, I haven't entirely ruled that out, but until then I shall endeavour to serve with enthusiasm and energy, spreading the word far and wide of Norwich City Football Club and the pleasures and rewards to be had as a supporter."

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