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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.



Our congratulations go to Paige Peake, one of our ‘FA Womens U21 East Region Academy at Ipswich Town FC’ players, who has been called up for the England Womens’ Under 17s December Training Camp. The camp is being held at St George’s Park this weekend (Friday 14th – Sunday 16th December). Best wishes, Paige! To

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Ipswich Town’s Under 18s will travel to Kent in January, to take on Gillingham FC (date TBC) in the 4th Round of the 2018-19 FA Youth Cup. The Blues’ reward for seeing off Andover Town 4-0 at Portman Road in the 3rd Round (match report here: https://www.itfc.co.uk/matches/fixtures/u182/2018192/december/andover-town/) is a trip to the Priestfield to take on

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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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