Norwich High School for Girls is now the proud sponsor of Mr Harry Barker, who plays for Wroxham Football Club. Mr Barker is a Year 6 teacher in our Prep School and is excited for the opportunity to develop this collaboration between Norwich High and Wroxham FC.
Mr Barker has a strong background in football. He signed for Norwich City FC at the age of 10 and was awarded a scholarship there at 16 years old. Having played for the Canaries’ youth and reserve teams, he was awarded a professional contract at the club. However, an ankle injury prompted him to reassess where his career was going.
“I coached at Norwich City whilst I was injured,” said Mr Barker. “I loved working with the young players and enjoyed the responsibility that comes with coaching. That sparked my desire to train as a teacher. The club supported me to study at UEA, first for a degree in Physical Education and then for a PGCE.”