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16 September 2016

Varns breaks the good news to the latest to carry out the matchball

The Community Champion for the Aston Villa game is Sam Docker, who plays for Woodbridge Town U10s.

Sam is nine and has older brothers, Bradley, 17 and George, 15, who is under the care of EACH [East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices].

Until recently Sam shared a bedroom with George and would keep an eye on his brother through the night to see if he ever needed anything.

A grown up nine-year-old, he is a kind and caring young man who loves football and at Ipswich Town we are delighted that he will be leading the teams out on Saturday, carrying the matchball as the Club’s Community Champion. Please give him a great ovation.  

Town striker Luke Varney went to meet up with Sam and his family at his school, Rendlesham Primary, and give him the good news.  

If you know someone who deserves to be our Community Champion for doing something special - it maybe a youngster who gave their pocket money to charity or someone who has been helping with the sick, or an act of bravery - then email your nomination to 

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