Joint statement on the rearranged derby match by Ipswich Town 1st & NCST

Ipswich Town 1st has been pleased to work alongside Norwich City Supporters Trust in expressing our concerns about the timing and policing of matches between our clubs. The following is a joint statement by both supporters’ trusts.

The Supporters’ Trusts at both Norwich City and Ipswich Town welcome the decision to return the derby match to its original date of Saturday, 23rd August; something for which they have both lobbied strongly.

It is hoped that lessons will be learned from the acknowledged failures in the policing at the last Portman Road derby in April 2011 and that supporters of both teams will be able to enjoy the game in safety. Both Trusts would also strongly urge that in future supporters’ groups should be involved earlier in the discussion process to avoid another situation where a unilateral police decision has to be reversed within days.



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