Ipswich Town academy launches Coaches Association

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Around 40 grassroots coaches from the county attended the first in-service session under the new link-up between Ipswich Town and Suffolk FA.

The session was held in the dome at the club’s Academy in Playford Road on Wednesday night.

A range of different sessions were delivered by Ipswich Town Academy Coaches Association. Coaches attending had the opportunity to view different sessions and ask the Ipswich Town staff questions.

Through the rest of the season and going in to next season it is hoped to put on some more events delivered by a variety of experienced coaches.

It is also hoped that future events will be FA licensed accredited.

Mick Banthorpe, Ipswich Town Academy Coaches Association organiser, said: “We were pleased with the turn-out, and had a lot of interest and feedback afterwards.

“We will try to cater for most people’s requirements at future sessions.”

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He said it was hoped that former Ipswich Town coach Peter Trevivian, who now works for The FA, will take the next session in a few weeks’ time.

Suffolk FA football development officer Nathan French said: “A big thank you to everyone who attended the session on Wednesday night. I know it was short notice, so to have 40 coaches come along was fantastic.

“Hopefully everyone got a good insight in to the Ipswich Town Academy and how the coaches set-up their practices. I would welcome people’s feedback as this will help us cater for future events.”

Anyone who attended can feedback their thoughts to Suffolk FA via Nathan French at nathan.french@suffolkfa.com