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Published February 9, 2023

Robert Peace Joins as Head of Education & Employability

Ipswich Town Foundation are delighted to announce that Robert Peace has been appointed as Head of Education & Employability.

Robert will oversee our Post-16 programme and arrives with a wealth of experience from his time as Needham Market Football Club’s Operations & Academy Director. Robert headed up and developed the Academy over the last 8 years and is highly regarded across the region, having introduced a successful youth and female provision within the club alongside leading funding projects resulting in the 3G pitch and community building.

Robert is also Chair of Suffolk County Schools’ FA, South East England Schools’ FA and a Level 3 (UEFA B) qualified football coach. He was recently appointed as a Trustee at Suffolk Football Association.

“I am delighted to be joining Ipswich Town Foundation,” Robert has said.

“There is a lot of potential for the post 16 football & education programme and I am looking forward to being part of its growth. There are a lot of good people involved and being part of Ipswich Town FC is a great attraction for any potential student looking to join.

“I am excited about the future and the great opportunities available to build something special within the post 16 football & education programme and the benefits it will bring the local community.”

“Ipswich Town Foundation are delighted to have secured the services of Rob to oversee our Post-16 programme,” Head of Foundation, Jason Curtis added.

“Rob brings a wealth of experience with him from his illustrious time at Needham Market FC and will provide excellent strategic planning and management to the programme.

“The Post-16 programme which is still relatively new, being only 3 years old has so much potential with the pull of the badge, location and transport links. However, with Rob at the helm he will ensure the Foundation’s core values are adopted by all involved and create a learning environment where students can excel both on and off the pitch.”

Ipswich Town Foundation Post 16 Football & Education Programme is hosting an Open Event on Wednesday 15th February for any students interested in joining the programme, for more information please contact