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Published February 15, 2023

Paul named a Premier League Community Captain

The Ipswich Town Foundation are delighted to announce that Paul Cremer has been named a Premier League Community Captain in recognition of his incredible work with the Primary Stars programme.

As part of the Premier League’s 30th anniversary celebrations, more than 100 people who have made an outstanding contribution to their club and local community are being recognised across the country as Community Captain’s.

Paul was presented with a captain’s armband, pennant and scarf by Ipswich Town club captain Sam Morsy on the Portman Road pitch ahead of Town taking on Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday 11 February 2023.

Paul has been involved in delivering across a multitude of Ipswich Town Foundation programmes, but more recently became involved in Premier League Primary Stars when the Foundation began delivery just under a year ago. Paul’s work is positively impacting the lives of countless children and young people in and around Ipswich and his enthusiasm has been noted by his peers, the participants he works with and school teachers.

Outlining the reason why Paul was afforded this prestigious accolade, Head of Foundation Jason Curtis said: “Paul has been one of our unsung heroes since he started with us initially as a casual coach and now full time. Paul goes above and beyond; his energy and personality represents our core values perfectly.”

“Paul has excelled with his work engaging with participants and abilities of all ages and we are delighted to have him as part of our team.”

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “As we mark 30 years since the Premier League first kicked off, it is important we celebrate the unsung heroes who deliver brilliant work in their communities. These people – whether they are participants, coaches, volunteers or long-time employees – are the lifeblood of their clubs and their communities.

“The continued success of Premier League football enables us to provide unprecedented investment in communities and wider football. As we look to the future, we are committed to investing more than ever, to help develop the game and provide opportunities to people of all ages.”