Community Trust at the forefront as Town join countrywide celebrations
Town will join their fellow professional football clubs in celebrating the EFL Day of Action today.
The EFL Day of Action is an annual event which provides clubs and their community trusts with the chance to highlight the positive impact football has in changing people’s lives.
Blues will be celebrating the EFL Day of Action by showcasing some of the work of the Ipswich Town Community Trust, which was officially re-launched in September.
In a relatively short space of time, the Trust has already achieved a lot by seeking to improve the lives of the local community.
As is the case with a lot of clubs and trusts across the country, a major focus has been about engaging young fans with football and sport, something aided further by Town’s Class of Blues, Fly the Flag and Junior Blues initiatives.
At 10am, the Trust will be holding their weekly adult disability session on the field turf at Portman Road.
In the afternoon, a first-team Town player will be in attendance for a primary school tournament at Portman Road.
Of course, Blues’ reach is larger than the town of Ipswich and in the evening, we’ll be visiting the successful Player Development Programme in Bury St Edmunds.
EFL Chairman, Rick Parry, said: "Our Clubs have always had a unique position in the heart of their respective towns and cities and it is important that we celebrate the work they carry out, which improves lives and tackles some of society’s biggest issues on a daily basis.
"The recent study commissioned by the EFL shows that Clubs’ work in their communities is happening on a huge scale and starts to place a real value on this work, providing further insight into the impact of programmes provided.
"The hours committed by staff and volunteers at Clubs and CCOs, as well as the support from players and managers, demonstrates a remarkable commitment to improving lives up and down the country."
Stay tuned across Town’s social media channels and the #EFLDayofAction hashtag for more.