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11 November 2015

Simon nominated for award after overseeing massive success with charity cycle ride

Simon Milton will go head to head with Alan Shearer and Jamie Carragher after being shortlisted for the Player Impact Award at Coaching for Hope’s Football for Good awards.

The former Town midfielder and now Academy Sponsorship Manager was nominated by the Club for the award after his work raising £140,00 for Prostate Cancer and the Club’s Academy with the London to Amsterdam Cycle Challenge last summer. 

Close on 70 cyclists joined Milts, Alan Lee and Terry Butcher as part of Team Ipswich that cycled from Orient’s Matchroom Stadium to Harwich and then on to the Amsterdam Arena. 

Town had easily the biggest representation on the ride and Milts is hoping to put together a team that is 100 strong for the event next summer, which will see those wearing blue cycling 267 miles over five days as the Club marks the 35th anniversary of the UEFA Cup final win with a trip to the stadium of the beaten finalists Alkmaar as well as Amsterdam.

The PFA will chair the judging panels for each of the eight awards presented on the night at Old Billingsgate Vaults in London on December 2, with Southend ‘keeper Dan Bentley also shortlisted alongside Shearer, Carragher and Milts.

“I’m absolutely honoured to be nominated for the award and very proud of what we have achieved on the Cycle Challenge not only in the summer but last year as well,” Milts told the Club website. 

“We hope to have an even bigger team wearing Team Ipswich colours next year and you don’t have to be an elite cyclist to take part. 

“One of the guys in the team in the summer was 67 and a prostate cancer survivor.  That’s what it’s all about.”

For more details on Team Ipswich and the 2016 cycle challenge, click here

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