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The best young female footballers in the region will be coming to Ipswich Town as the club saw off strong competition from other teams to partner the Football Association and host the FA Women’s U21 East Region Academy.

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The Colchester Gladiators’ 2017 season will go down to the wire as they beat the London Hornets in the first of their two straight encounters to see who finishes bottom of the table and faces relegation to Division Two.

Joe Harding fights are becoming don’t miss events.

Some of the fittest athletes in the region dug deep to prove themselves at the second annual Suffolk Games over the weekend.

It was a thriller at Bury St Edmunds where the home team beat Ipswich at the first play-off hole in their Stenson Shield quarter-final.

Ambitious Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club have announced seven new signings for the season ahead.

In this week’s lookback at Town’s greatest games, we remember the most-famous air-kick in East Anglian derby day history...

Ravi Bopara took four for 19 in a parsimonious four-over spell, which coupled with Dan Lawrence’s NatWest T20 Blast best of 47 helped Essex thrash top-of-the-table Hampshire to climb off the bottom with 36 balls to spare.

More Mischief bids to give weight and a beating to 12 rivals in what looks a fiercely competitive renewal of the Betbright Aphrodite Stakes at Newmarket tomorrow.

Suffolk PGA, the inaugural winners of the PGA England and Wales inter-county Championship, will look to kick-start their bid to reclaim the title they won four years ago at the East qualifying event taking place at Bush Hill Park on Tuesday.

Essex star Ravi Bopara has resisted the urge to label tomorrow night’s Natwest T20 Blast clash with Hampshire a must-win – but admits it’s pretty close.

Alex Oxley continues to re-write the record books, writes Nick Garnham.

Mountain bike racing returned to Hill Farm, Hintlesham, where the high speed, power-demanding conditions were quite different from the mud-plug riders faced when the MSG Series was last there in March 2016.

Don Topley discusses the many benefits of veterans’ cricket in his latest column.

Impressive young midfielder Flynn Downes has signed a new three-year deal at Portman Road.

Former British & Irish Lion and England international Ollie Smith has been revealed as the new head coach at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club.

Ipswich Town striker target John Marquis has signed a new deal with Doncaster Rovers.

This weekend sees the second annual Suffolk Games held at Trinity Park. The CrossFit competition aims to crown Suffolk’s fittest team. Mark Heath explains...

Next week both the Suffolk men’s and ladies’ teams travel to compete in this year’s Summer Aegon County Cup Competition.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he is happy to go into the new season with a reduced squad size.

Ipswich Town continued their unbeaten pre-season last night with a 3-1 win at Peterborough United, in which a couple of new signings saw their first action in a Town shirt.

Ipswich Town have agreed a price-capping deal for away games with 12 fellow Championship teams, the club have revealed.

Newton Green won the Suffolk Junior Team Championship for the third successive year by one Stableford point in a dramatic final against Ipswich at Bury St Edmunds.

Culford School’s under 18 boys have lifted the LTA National Schools Team Tennis Championships for the first time.

Richard Neal has been appointed as the new chief executive of Suffolk FA.

In the latest of our weekly look backs to Ipswich Town’s greatest games, we look at Tamas Priskin’s finest hour in a Blues shirt - and a famous cup win over mighty Arsenal.

Young striker Macauley Bonne tonight left Colchester United for Leyton Orient.

After being the bridesmaid on countless occasions, Roly Poly came of age when completing a Group-race double for trainer Aidan O’Brien and jockey Ryan Moore at Newmarket with victory in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes.

Harwich Boxing Club celebrated a successful season with its annual presentation night at its Dovercourt Gym headquarters.

Striker Brett Pitman has left Portman Road for League One Portsmouth - and has immediately set his sights on promotion.

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