One of Ipswich Town Football Club’s objectives is to continue to develop the Ipswich Town Football Club Academy; we want to offer the best players in this region the opportunity to develop into top class footballers and play for a great club. Academies and youth football have changed significantly with the advent of the Elite Player Performance Plan and we have undergone a process over recent years which has left us in a strong position.

Whilst the fundamentals of the game will always remain the same, the introduction and application of sports science, video analysis and advances in coaching methodologies mean that the needs of the modern player can all be catered for. Within our Academy, we have all the ingredients needed to develop top class footballers; great facilities, a staff who are committed fully to the task (many of whom have been involved as players here), but most of all we have created an atmosphere and environment that challenges players in every way.

We want to develop players who take responsibility and are decision makers. Whilst we have a good record for producing players in the past, we can only continue to do that by evolving and embracing the changes and challenges of the Elite Player Performances Plan. Our biggest selling point over many years has been the willingness to play players based on ability not age. Parents, when faced with a choice of clubs, can clearly see that at Ipswich Town there is a genuine opportunity to progress in the game.

Ipswich Town has always been seen as a developer of players. Over the years it has provided many players, not only for Ipswich Town, but for other professional clubs and also for the national game.

By entering the Dream Car Competition you’ll directly nurture the talent that will be on display at Portman Road in the future.

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