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Published August 12, 2022

Foundation and Haverhill Rovers announce new partnership

Ipswich Town Foundation and Haverhill Rovers Football Club are delighted to announce a new partnership.

The Foundation’s agreement with Haverhill will focus on three key areas:

  • Community – disability, mental health, and open access provision.
  • Boys Football – ongoing invitation only Boys Development Programme and a Coach Education Programme with increased collaborative work.
  • EJA Football – support in the recruitment process and providing players with an appropriate exit route.

The Foundation will use Haverhill Rovers’ state-of-the-art facilities, which includes a 3G pitch with a fully functional clubhouse that can be used to host community-based activities.

The partnership will also look to incorporate a pre-season friendly showcasing the talented players the Foundation have within our ranks, CPD events delivered to Haverhill Rovers youth coaches and ongoing opportunities for the people of Haverhill to fully engage with Ipswich Town Football Club.

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

“The Foundation’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.”

Jason Curtis, the Club’s Head of Community, added: “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 partnership 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.”