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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!

Town Defeat Everton in FA Youth Cup

ITFC’s Under 18s claimed an impressive win in the FA Youth Cup Third Round on Friday night (8th December), beating Everton 2-1 at Goodison Park. For the full story, please visit: https://www.itfc.co.uk/news/2017/december/town-defeat-everton-in-the-fa-youth-cup/?preview=true Alan Lee’s side overcame the Category 1 Toffees, who are flying high in Premier League 2 Division 1 this season, thanks to second-half

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Win Your Dream Car and Support the Academy!

From just £1.25, you could win your dream car and help Town’s Academy at the same time! For full details, please click on the image above.


Kieron Dyer Book Launch – 23rd February 2018

An exclusive launch event for Kieron Dyer’s memoir ‘Old Too Soon, Smart Too Late’ will be held at ITFC on Friday 23rd February 2018, with proceeds going to the ITFC Academy Association and a charity of Kieron’s choice. Full details and ticket info can be found by clicking on the image above.


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