E.ON backs community football at ITFC

ENERGY company E.ON is to continue its support for community football at Ipswich Town Football Club.The firm, which runs Powergen, has announced that it will sponsor the Ipswich Town Community Trust for a further two years, extending its commitment to the popular Playing for Success and girl's football development schemes.

ENERGY company E.ON is to continue its support for community football at Ipswich Town Football Club.

The firm, which runs Powergen, has announced that it will sponsor the Ipswich Town Community Trust for a further two years, extending its commitment to the popular Playing for Success and girl's football development schemes.

The renewal follows on from E.ON's recent announcement that it would be continuing to sponsor the football club until 2008.

To celebrate the announcement, the ITCT will be showcased at the new healthy living roadshow, Activ8 IT, at Portman Road before Ipswich Town's pre-season friendly against Lazio.


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The roadshow, sponsored jointly by E.On and Sportsmatch, the Government's business incentive scheme for grass roots sports, is aimed at increasing participation in six sports within schools.

The programme will run for 30 weeks a year over two years with the aim of reaching the majority of Suffolk's 360 schools.

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Richard Middleton, Ipswich Town Community Trust Director, said they were “delighted” about the continued commitment from E.ON.

“Their invaluable support across the whole club means that we can continue to run our very popular range of football programmes as well as to launch the exciting new Activ8 IT scheme, which will help to educate children about the benefits of sport and healthy living,” he said.

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