Funds raised for EACH as Hospital Cup returns to Portman Road
Blues and the Canaries have agreed to resurrect the prestigious competition, which was first played for in the 1927/28 season after William F.Paul, then President of the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital, donated a trophy to the winners of a four team tournament that was instigated to raise funds for the hospital.
The last Hospital Cup game saw Town and Norwich share the honours with a 1-1 draw in 1990 but after a 25 year absence, the competition is back tonight with Town taking on the Canaries in a game played at U16 level.
Kick-off is at 7pm with all proceeds going to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and the ITFC Academy Association.
Tickets are priced at £5 per adult, £3 concessions and £1 U16s and can be purchased under Club Events on www.itfcdirect.com.
“The Hospital Cup has a rich history with this football club and it’s great to see it back,” Town’s Academy manager, Bryan Klug, told the Club website.
“It’s a special game whenever we play Norwich, at whatever level, and I’m sure it will be a great occasion, especially for the boys involved who will be getting their first chance to play at Portman Road.
“It’s also a chance for us to raise funds for such a worthy cause in East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.”