Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Stephen Fry 'proud' to be a Canary

Stephen Fry has joined the board of Norwich City

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

A statement on the team's website said Fry 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.

Fry 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."

Smith said: "Having one of the club's most passionate supporters who just happens to also be one of the country's best-loved performers join us to act as an ambassador for the football club will be just fantastic and we're delighted to welcome Stephen on board."