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18 October 2016

Town support Suffolk FA initiative

Suffolk FA are at Portman Road tonight as part of a week-long celebration of football which is currently taking place across the county.

The Love Football, Live Football initiative is being rolled out across Suffolk from October 15 until 21.

The week, which is being sponsored by Beccles-based MH Goals Ltd, features more than 30 events at grassroots level around Suffolk. 

Members of Suffolk FA staff will be in the Fanzone at Portman Road tonight taking photographs of fans showing their support for the week with their Love Football, Live Football instagram boards.

Tonight’s Fly The Flag experience will feature 22 players from the Suffolk Youth Football League – the largest youth league in the county with more than 50 clubs, with the players also taking part in 4v4 demonstration matches on the pitch at half-time.

Town are also supporting the week by taking part in video clips and engaging with the promotion via social media.

Suffolk County Council – Most Active County and Suffolk Sport have also agreed to be partners to promote the week.

All activities will be specific to a particular audience or community group and will highlight the various opportunities available in Suffolk. With league and club football taking place, potentially more than 1,500 teams will be involved across 12 leagues.

Suffolk FA aim to engage with as many individuals and groups as possible through Love Football, Live Football via a strong marketing campaign.

The Love Football, Live Football week concept is the brainchild of Suffolk FA Football Development Manager, Nathan French, who said: “Love Football, Live Football is all about celebrating Suffolk football and raising awareness of opportunities for people to both participate and volunteer. 

“We have so many fantastic people involved in the county who do a brilliant job with their clubs or leagues and we would like to give them the opportunity to celebrate what they do in their local community.”

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