"The Trust is another positive step forward for the Club" says Paul
Paul Lambert says re-launching the Ipswich Town Community Trust is another sign the Club is moving in the right direction.
The Town boss joined Lee O’Neill, Blues’ general manager of football operations and players Flynn Downes and Luke Woolfenden at Britannia Primary School yesterday for the official launch of the Club's charity arm and is very supportive of the drive to engage with the young fans of tomorrow.
“Don’t underestimate how important the Trust is for the Club. It’s vital,” Paul told iFollow Ipswich.
“We are starting to get kids coming back to watch the Club play, that next generation of fans and the Trust will play a big part in that going forward.
“At the launch it was great to see kids talking about supporting their local team and coming to watch us play.
“We need those youngsters growing up as Ipswich Town fans. They are the lifeblood of the Football Club. The Club needs that support now and for the long term. It will need it long after I’ve gone.
“When I first came into the Club I sensed there was a lot to be done not just on the pitch but off it as well. That was just my opinion, the way I saw it. Slowly but surely we are getting there.
“It won’t happen overnight. It could take, three, four, five years and more but the foundations are being put in place and the Trust will have a big role to play in that as well.”
See iFollow Ipswich for the full interview with Paul.