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TOWN TO PLAY IN FOUR COUNTY CUPS THIS TERM

15 August 2019

Premier Cup, Senior Cup, Women's Cup & Midweek Cup all to feature Blues sides

Town are to play in four different Suffolk county cups this season.

An Ipswich Town XI are entered into the newly-named Turners Hyundai Suffolk Premier Cup, and Ipswich Town Women will be defending the HomeStore Self Storage Suffolk Women’s Cup.

In addition, the Club have also entered sides into the CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup and the Suffolk Boys’ U18 Midweek Cup, the latter for the first time.

Blues will field an U18 side in the CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup while the Club will be represented for the first time in the Suffolk Boys’ U18 Midweek Cup by an U16 side.

The draw for the Suffolk Boys’ U18 Midweek Cup has already taken place with Ipswich drawn away to Coplestonians FC.

As in recent seasons in the Premier Cup, Ipswich will be the away side across all three men’s competitions, even if they are initially drawn as the home team.

Suffolk FA Chief Executive Richard Neal said: “How exciting it is that Ipswich Town will have three teams in Suffolk County Cups for the 2019/20 season, indicating the standard of play within each of the competitions.

"The experience of playing in such highly-competitive fixtures will do the young ITFC players the world of good with their development, and I’m sure the opposing teams will find it equally beneficial.”

Lee O'Neill, Town's general manager of football operations, added: "As well as providing an opportunity for our younger players to continue their education in knock-out competition football, this will also be beneficial for the Club's role in the community."

The draw for the Women’s Cup will be broadcast on BBC Radio Suffolk’s sports programme between 2.30pm and 3pm on Saturday afternoon.

The draws for both the Premier Cup and Senior Cup will be broadcast on the same programme between 5.30pm and 6pm.

With 17 sides taking part in this season’s Premier Cup, only one first-round tie will be drawn, so the second round draws will also be made.

A total of 32 teams will be in the first-round draw for the Senior Cup.

More details regarding the competitions can be found on the Suffolk FA website, with fixture details to be released in due course.


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