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12 December 2019

Year 2 pupils visit Portman Road and receive free tickets for Bristol Rovers clash

Sixty year 2 pupils from Gusford Primary School were at Portman Road today as part of Town's Class of Blues initiative.

The children were taken on an interactive tour of Portman Road followed by an ITFC themed maths and literacy lesson.

Town defender Luke Woolfenden then suprised the children at the end by breaking the news to them that they would be coming to Saturday's home game against Bristol Rovers.
Luke told iFollow Ipswich: "It's so important that we encourage kids this age to come to games, they're the future generation."

The Class of Blues initiative is part of a strategic effort from the Club to engage further with youngsters in the area, including First Time Fans, School of the Day and Junior Announcer.

EFL research suggests that children are most likely to watch their first game at the age of seven and then go on to 'pick' which team they will support. Therefore, Town's Class of Blues initiative is a way of introducing Ipswich Town to year 2 pupils at local schools. 

A reminder that you have until 5pm tomorrow [Friday, 13 December] to register for First Time Fans on Saturday. If you know someone aged 14 or under who will be attending their first ITFC game against Bristol Rovers on Saturday, email with their name, age and ITFC customer number. First time fans receive a certificate to commemorate their first game and will head pitchside for a photo with Club mascot Bluey.

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