Trevor Kirton will today lock up Portman Road for one final time, as he retires as the Club’s stadium manager following 32 years of loyal service.
The Club has become a huge part of Trevor’s life, with various different roles accompanying him at Town including kit manager, coach driver and, more recently, stadium and facilities manager.
“After 30 great years at the club, it will be strange not coming into the club to work every morning,” Trevor told the Club website.
“So, yes, it will be strange on that front, going from working full on all the time to only having to worry about whether my broad beans need watering that morning or not!
“The job is 24/7 and it’s now time to hand over to a younger person, I can admit that.
“But I’ve had 30 fantastic years at Ipswich Town and the Club will always remain very close to my heart.”
Town’s Chief Executive Simon Clegg also paid tribute to the contribution Trevor has made over the years to the Club.
“Few people in this history of this great Club have made such a contribution to matters off the pitch as Trevor Kirton,” added Simon.
“He leaves a large hole in the organisation which I’m sure his successor will fill over time and he is a man who will always be welcomed back with open arms in what will, I hope, be a very long and happy retirement. He certainly deserves it!”