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30 December 2019

Young fan initiative has introduced over 600 children to the Club

Town's young fan initiative First Time Fans has seen 621 children take part in the experience on a matchday in 2019.

The initiative was launched in February 2019, for our game against Sheffield Wednesday and has proved a real hit. The experience aims to celebrate young fans first ever game at Portman Road.

Children receive a personalised first time fan certificate which is signed by Paul Lambert and Luke Chambers which commemorates their first game. They then meet Bluey for a photo.

The initiative was revamped at the start of the current season, with youngsters receiving their certificate pitchside at the dugout, giving them the unique opportunity of taking in the Portman Road pitch for the very first time.

First Time Fans is part of a long-term strategy to increase the amount of young fans at Portman Road, alongside school initiatives; Class of Blues and School of the Day. 

If you're interested in finding out more on our First Time Fan experience for a young fan who is coming to their very first game at Portman Road, then please email

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