'It would enable us to enhance our role in the community, particularly in schools' as project gets support from current and former Blues
The Club are closing in on getting the go-ahead to launch the Ipswich Town Community Trust, with the emphasis on delivering a range of initiatives into the local community, particularly schools.
Town’s partnership with the ITFC Charitable Trust - which was run as a separate organisation - ended in 2013, with the Club focusing on the Player Development Programme as well as continuing to work with local charities.
“We are working closely with the EFL to look at the best way to deliver a number of initiatives, including sport, education, community engagement and health across the Ipswich and Suffolk area.
“I have spoken to people connected to the Club and in the local community who are keen to get involved.
“Current Town skipper Luke Chambers and former Blues, Carlos Edwards and Matt Holland amongst others, have expressed an interest in supporting the Trust and the initiatives that it will undertake in any way they can.
“We already have a very good relationship with local charities and organisations but under the Ipswich Town Community Trust it would enable us to enhance our role in the community, particularly in schools.”