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Our goal at the Ipswich Town Academy is very simple; we want to offer the best players in this region the opportunity develop into top class footballers and play for a great club.

Academies and youth football have changed significantly with the advent of the Elite Player Performance Plan and we have undergone a process over recent years which has left us in a strong position.

Whilst the fundamentals of the game will always remain the same, the introduction and application of sports science, video analysis and advances in coaching methodologies mean that the needs of the modern player can all be catered for.

Within our Academy, we have all the ingredients needed to develop top class footballers; great facilities, a staff who are committed fully to the task (many of whom have been involved as players here), but most of all we have created an atmosphere and environment that challenges players in every way.

We want to develop players who take responsibility and are decision makers. Whilst we have a good record for producing players in the past, we can only continue to do that by evolving and embracing the changes and challenges of the Elite Player Performances Plan.

Our biggest selling point over many years has been the willingness to play players based on ability, not age.

Parents, when faced with a choice of clubs, can clearly see that at Ipswich Town there is a genuine opportunity to progress in the game.


LATEST NEWS!

ITFC vs SPURS – 2018 Academy Showcase Match

A mixed Under 15 / Under 16 ITFC team took on Tottenham Hotspur at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon (12th May) in this season’s Academy Showcase match. The fixture, which was played for the Dick Parker Trophy in memory of long-serving ITFC employee and lifelong Spurs fan Dick who passed away last December, was won

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Flynn Helps England to Victory

ITFC Academy Graduate and Town first-teamer Flynn Downes played the full game for England Under 19s on Wednesday (21st March), as the Young Lions beat Hungary 4-1 in their opening European Championship elite qualifier. The full story is here: https://www.itfc.co.uk/news/2018/march/downes-adds-to-caps/ Flynn, who was one of several ITFC players called up to represent their country during

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ITFC On the Road – London and Felixstowe

As you may have already seen online, via social media or in recent ITFC match day programmes, there are two upcoming ITFC On the Road events taking place in the next few weeks. Both of these occasions will raise money for the ITFC Academy: LONDON – Monday 26th March 2018 – Horseshoe Pub, 24 Clerkenwell

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