Young Blues to compete for local honours
It will be the first time the Club has competed in the competition since losing to Lowestoft 1-0 in the semi-final in 2012/13.
The Premier Cup will be sponsored by Omni Freight Services Ltd for the next three years, with Town fielding an U18 team in this season’s tournament.
“We look forward to taking part in the Suffolk Premier Cup again,” said Town Academy manager Bryan Klug.
“We have a number of young players making good progress through our Academy and it will be good for their development to see them presented with the challenge of playing against local teams, with a trophy at stake.”
Town will concede home advantage through the competition, with the opponents keeping the gate money.
Suffolk FA Chief Executive Laura Smith said: “We are delighted that Ipswich Town will be competing in the Premier Cup in the coming season with local non-League players having the chance to challenge themselves against players from a professional club.
“Ipswich Town’s presence not only increases the profile of the competition, but also provides our non-League sides with the possibility of hosting a tie against the Club and all the potential benefits that brings with it.”
Town’s involvement means that there will be 17 entrants into this season’s competition, meaning there will be an extra round. The draw for the first and second rounds will be held next month.
Blues and the Suffolk FA are in discussions over the possibility of playing the Premier Cup and other county cup finals at Portman Road in 2015/16.