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STEWARD RETIRES AFTER 53 YEARS

29 April 2022

"I have built a rapport with the people I see regularly and I have always enjoyed having a chat with them on matchdays"

Malcolm Brewer will be stewarding his final game when Town host Charlton at Portman Road this weekend.

The lifelong Blues fan, who has worked for the Club for more than 53 years, will hang his boots up following tomorrow's visit of The Addicks.

Malcolm has mainly worked at the entrance to the car park on Portman Road, but before that worked in the Portman Stand (now the Cobbold Stand) where he started in 1969.

He was made supervisor in 1990, a position he held for six years, before moving to the role at the car park at the age of 55.

Speaking in an interview for Saturday's matchday programme, Malcolm said:

"I started in 1969 and it wasn’t long after that Sir Bobby Robson came in.

"There was a bit of a transition when Sir Bobby came in and it was during those days that I worked in the Portman Stand, which was an old wooden stand.

"In 1990 I was made supervisor. I was in charge of the whole of the stand, and it kept me very busy. I really enjoyed it. I finished when I was 55 and moved to the car park, as I wanted to be working around people, and I have been there ever since.

"I’ve built a rapport with the people I see regularly and I have always enjoyed having a chat with them on matchdays.

"I loved seeing some of the former players as well. Guys like Ray Crawford, Allan Hunter and Bryan Hamilton have used the car park I have been on before. I enjoyed speaking to them as people, not because they were great footballers, but because they are nice guys.

"I have loved every minute of working here, and I’m not just saying that because Ipswich is my club, I’m saying it because I have been treated well and I have met good people. If I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have done it for 53 minutes let alone 53 years!

"Now I am looking forward to something new and watching as a fan in the stands from next season."

Everyone at Ipswich Town thanks Malcolm for his service and wishes him the very best in his retirement.

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