Blues engaging with youngsters through new partnership
Ipswich Town and Ipswich Borough Council Sport and Leisure Service have signed up to a partnership which will get more young people active and see the club delivering more activities in the local community.
The partnership will see Ipswich Town activities added to Ipswich Borough Council’s junior sports activity programme and will be accessible through the iCard scheme, bringing more activities to the junior iCards.
This kicks off with 13 free to access summer multi-sport camps as part of the Council’s free summer holiday sports programme. All places will be free to anyone aged 7-14 - and in order to ensure young people receive a healthy meal during the holidays lunch will be included.
The scheme will also see the Borough Council’s Sport and Leisure service deliver a broader range of sports, activities and games at Ipswich Town home games this season in the award-winning Fan Zone.
There are also iCard membership discounts for Junior Blue members.
Councillor Bryony Rudkin, Deputy leader, said: “This is a very exciting partnership and will enable both of us to deliver a lot more activities and help in our aim to get young people more active – and occupied – especially during the summer break.”
Lee O’Neill, general manager of football operations, said: “This is an excellent partnership that furthers the Club's links in the community, which is something we're always looking to improve. Especially during the summer holidays, it is important that we're engaging with youngsters and keeping them active."
For more information on the summer camps go to www.ipswichfit.co.uk/ITFC