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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!

FA YOUTH CUP R3: ITFC vs ANDOVER TOWN

Our Under 18s host Andover Town under the Portman Road floodlights this evening (Tuesday 4th December, kick-off 7pm), in the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup. Information regarding the match, including ticketing details, can be found here: https://www.itfc.co.uk/news/2018/november/supporters-agm/ Town, led by Manager Adem Atay and his Assistant Manager Kieron Dyer, come into this evening’s match

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ITFC Womens’ Programme – Sponsorship

We are delighted to confirm that, from this season onwards, in addition to the Boys’/Mens’ Programme packages we are now able to offer ITFC Womens’ Programme sponsorship opportunities as part of the Academy Association. Packages available include match kit and training kit sponsorships, as well as those relating to individual players, for both the Senior

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U18s and U23s Win Again

It was another good (long) weekend for the two most senior age categories on the men’s side of the ITFC Academy programme. On Saturday (27th October), Town’s Under 18s hosted Crystal Palace at Playford Road. Adem Atay and Kieron Dyer’s team won 3-1 thanks to goals from Armando Dobra, Lounes Foudil and Luca Vega. The result

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