06:30 July 29, 2022
On the eve of the new football season, the new Norwich City Football Club kit has been added to the GoGoDiscover 2022 route.
The Canaries unveiled a pinstripe home shirt earlier this month ahead of their return to Championship action as Dean Smith’s side aim for promotion.
City are hosting this year’s 28 track sculpture, featuring Ontheballasaurus based at the NCFC Fan Hub in London Street, originally decorated by artist Matt Reeve and sponsored by the Canaries.
However, Mr Reeve has left a vacant space on the sculpt until this year’s kits are unveiled during pre-season.
This final piece of the puzzle was added on Wednesday when a live painting was completed at the NCFC Fan Hub, with City fans able to watch him paint the sculpture.
Mr Reeve, who is based in Norwich, said: “After months of anticipation, I can finally add the new Canaries kit and club crest to Ontheballasaurus’ kaleidoscopic coat of many colors!
“The classic pinstripes fit perfectly into the patchwork of home, away and goalkeeper jersey designs over the years.”
The GoGoDiscover 2022 T.rex trail and mammoth sculptures will be on display until Saturday, September 10, when they will be removed for the annual auction to raise funds for Break.
The project aims to raise valuable funds for the charity, which improves the lives of children and young people in care, in care and out of care.
You can locate all 79 sculptures by downloading the GoGoDiscover app for £1.79 on your mobile device or by picking up a map – for a suggested donation of £1 – from trail map centers including the Forum, the Royal Arcade, Jarrold, the Pensthorpe gift shop, Duke’s Head Hotel in King’s Lynn, Sea View Café in West Runton and Break shops across the county.
– One of the supporting partners of the GoGoDiscover trail is Chantry Place, the shopping center in Norwich currently hosting six T.rex sculptures as well as 31 of the miniature Breakasaurus T.rex sculptures.
PRIZES TO WIN
Book bundles and vouchers are up for grabs for those inspired by this year’s GoGoDiscover journey.
Dipple & Conway Opticians have teamed up with independent bookstore Bookbugs and Dragon Tales to host a story-writing contest this summer.
There are three categories – for ages six and under, ages 7-10, and ages 11-16 – for dinosaur-themed stories of up to 500 words.
Dipple & Conway sponsored three of the miniature T.rex Breakasaurus sculptures last year, which are on display at the Millennium Library and have been decorated by pupils from Recreation Road in Norwich, Heartwood Primary in Swaffham and Diss Junior Academy in Diss.
The contest runs until September 12. Full details can be found at dippleconway.co.uk.
CAN YOU COLLECT THEM ALL?
The GoGoDiscover Norwich and Norfolk 2022 sticker book is on sale now, with 78 stickers to collect, including 12 special shiny stickers.
The 60-page book is priced at £5 and includes full details and trail maps. The book and stickers, priced at £1 for a pack of five, can be purchased from East of England Co-op stores, Langleys Toys and Games and independent retailers.
They can also be purchased online at norfolkstore.co.uk/go-go-discover, where sets of a sticker book and 20 packs are available for just £15.
Throughout the run, each edition of the EDP, Evening News, Great Yarmouth Mercury, Dereham Times, Fakenham & Wells Times, Beccles & Bungay Journal, Lowestoft Journal and North Norfolk News will include a voucher that you can redeem at retailers for a free sticker pack – plus every Saturday edition of the EDP and evening news will include double vouchers.