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30 April 2015

Funds raised for EACH as Hospital Cup returns to Portman Road

Town and Norwich go head to head tonight as the Ipswich 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

“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.”

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