Ipswich Town Foundation and Haverhill Rovers Football Club are delighted to announce a new partnership which focusses on three main areas incorporating Ipswich Town’s Academy and the Foundation.

The three areas include:

Community – disability, mental health and open access provision.

Boys Football – ongoing invitation only boys development programme, Coach education programme with increased collaborative work.

EJA Football – support in the recruitment process and proving players with an appropriate exit route.

Ipswich Town will use Haverhill Rovers state-of-the-art facilities which include 3G pitch and fully functional clubhouse to host community-based activities.

The partnership will also look to include a pre-season friendly showcasing the talented players ITFC have within their ranks at the New Croft, CPD events delivered to Haverhill Rovers youth coaches and ongoing opportunities for the people of Haverhill to fully engage with Ipswich Town opportunities and experiences.

Peter Betts, Haverhill Rovers, Facilities & Football Development Manager said, “Haverhill Rovers are absolutely delighted to form such a unique partnerships that helps create so many opportunities for participants, volunteers and the wider community with everyone benefitting”

“Ipswich Town’s engagement work within the local community is first class and we hope to replicate that as much as possible in Haverhill. In addition, due to the size of Haverhill Rovers we always strive to keep improving the experience for our Managers, Coaches, Players and volunteers and the additional education programmes and opportunities being put in place will have a huge benefit to all”

Jason Curtis, Ipswich Town Foundation, Chief Executive said, “Ipswich Town Foundation is delighted to be working with Haverhill Rovers Football Club. Their facilities are fantastic and with the planned further developments will naturally create the right environment for participants within our programmes.

This will allow both organisations to provide endless opportunities and experiences which will be exciting for everyone involved in the local community.

I am really pleased to get this over the line as it fits in nicely with our continued strategic planning to replicate activities and engagement we offer in Ipswich in identified areas of Suffolk and it’s borders.”