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19 August 2019

Open trials throughout venues in Suffolk and beyond

Ipswich Town are pleased to announce Boys Elite Player Development Centre Trial Events which will be taking place at three venues situated across Suffolk with the aim of attracting talented young footballers from all across the County. The trials are available to players of all positions including outfielders and goalkeepers. 

The Elite Player Development Centre Programme (EPDC) aims to provide gifted and talented players the opportunity to train on a weekly basis with Ipswich Town coaching staff at various locations across Suffolk and North Essex. Although trials are taking place in three regional locations, successful trial players will be able to train at venues in either Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft, Haverhill, Subury, Eye, Tiptree and Newmarket.

This September will be the first opportunity for new players to trial for a place within the EPDC Programme. Trials will be taking place at the following times and locations:

Tuesday 3rd September – Bury St Edmunds (Skyliner Sports Centre, Rougham Tower Avenue, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7QB)

U7 – U9 from 6-7pm

U10 – U12 from 7-8pm

Wednesday 4th September – Eye (Hartismere School, Castleton Way, Eye IP23 7BL)

U7 – U9 from 5-6pm

U10 – U12 from 6-7pm

Thursday 5th September – Ipswich (Gate 1, Sir Alf Ramsey Way, Portman Road Stadium, Ipswich IP1 2DA)

U7 & U8 from 6-7pm

U9 & U10 from 7-8pm

Friday 6th September – Ipswich (Gate 1, Sir Alf Ramsey Way, Portman Road Stadium, Ipswich IP1 2DA)

U11 & U12 from 5-6pm

U13 – U16 from 6-7pm

Players must bring weather appropriate clothing, shin pads, a drink, astro boots, and any essential medication/inhalers.

How To Register!

To register for a place at one of the above free trial events, please send the below information to with a subject heading including the phrase TRIAL REGISTRATION.

  • Child’s Full Name:
  • Parent Contact Email:
  • Emergency contact number:
  • Trialists Date of Birth:
  • Please State outfield trial or goalkeeper trial:
  • Any relevant medical information:
  • Date of trial you wish to attend:

Following receipt of the above information, we will contact you with confirmation of your trial place.

There are limited spaces per age group available and places will be secured on a first come first serve basis.

Please note: Players cannot attend the trial without registering. Spaces are limited on a first come first served basis.

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