Category Archives: Press Releases

Supporters’ Trust statement on ITFC Charitable Trust

Ipswich Town’s Independent Supporters’ Trust was saddened and concerned to learn that the ITFC Charitable Trust has left its premises at Portman Road and no longer has a connection with the football club, having been renamed Inspire Suffolk. The Charitable Trust plays a valued role in the local community, raising money for projects and encouraging …

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ACADEMY PETITION PRESENTED TO SIMON CLEGG

Delivering the fan’s petition to the club prior to the Cardiff game on Saturday (18th Feb 2012) the Trust Chairman, Carl Day, told Chief Executive Simon Clegg “the Academy is the cornerstone of all things Ipswich Town, has a proven past and in a very short space of time over 5000 fans had signed up to …

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TRUST TO PRESENT ACADEMY PETITION BEFORE CARDIFF GAME

TRUST TO PRESENT PETITION BEFORE CARDIFF GAME (1pm on 18th February) & SUMMARY OF NEW YOUTH DEVELOPMENT RULES Football League Clubs met yesterday (February 16th 2012) to discuss the rules that were adopted by Premier League clubs at a shareholders’ meeting on Thursday 2 February 2012. The Football league will prepare its own set of …

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Academy Latest

The Ipswich Town Supporters Trust has been soliciting the views of its members and the wider supporter base including circulating a petition to encourage the Football Club to opt for Category 1 status in the Elite Player Performance Plan. We believe Ipswich Town should go for the highest category for the following key reasons;

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The Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP)

Below we give details from the Premier League website of their plans for the Elite Player Performance Plan, but before then we give some further commentary. It should be reminded at this stage, that not all the details have been released into the public domain, or even to the Football League clubs – however, the …

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Academy Petition Launched

As you may have already seen through Twitter or Facebook, Ipswich Town First have launched a petition calling for Ipswich Town Football Club to accept Category One status for the Premier League’s Elite Player Performance Plan. The petition can be signed here:

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Important Questions From The Trust To The Club

Ipswich Town 1st has been trying to provide a voice for Ipswich Town Supporters since the dark days of Administration, we have been somewhat quiet since the Marcus Evans group became involved finding it difficult to establish a dialogue with the Club. Like most supporters we are extremely concerned about the direction events are taking …

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Put Ipswich Town’s Academy First

We at the Trust have noted the speculation in terms of whether the club should adopt Category One or Two status under the Premier League’s Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP). Like most football fans, we at the Trust found the attempts of the Premier League to bully the clubs into accepting the EPPP, and while …

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Ipswich Town Football Club’s Portman Road Ground

The last generation has seen a common theme amongst a number of football clubs – a new owner arrives, acquires the ground from the local authority (if they need to), and then looks to sell the land for a significant profit, while either not building an alternative, or being financially assisted by multinational companies to …

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Ipswich Town First Update

It has been a quiet year for the Trust this year, as we have faced unforeseen challenges and problems within our setup. The greatest one of these has been – where exactly do we go now? Over the last few years our relationship with the club, and its custodians has slowly diminished. We originally had …

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