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Published February 24, 2023

Sone Aluko and Nathan Broadhead visit EPDC

Town forwards Sone Aluko and Nathan Broadhead visited the Foundation’s Boys’ Elite Player Development Centre at Portman Road on Thursday evening.

Sone and Nathan joined in with a number of activities with each of the groups present at Monday’s session, taking part in training drills with both outfielders and goalkeepers, offering advice to the young people participating, and taking the time to answer questions from each group.

Nathan, making his first visit to a Foundation session, said “It was good to see the kids with a smile on their faces.

“It’s good that the parents are here, bringing their kids out late at night – it was good to see.”

Our Elite Player Development Centres (EPDC) are a regional coaching initiative, offering opportunities in Suffolk, Essex Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

For the 2022/23 season, we are running centres in Ipswich, Haverhill, Kirkley, Sudbury, Eye, Tiptree, Colchester, Bottisham, Bury St. Edmunds, Beccles, Billericay, Chelmsford, Chatteris and Thetford.

Players for our EPDC are identified by club scouts and invited in to trial at their nearest location and if successful are invited to join the programme.

For more information on our Boys’ EDPC, contact our Boys’ Football Development Officer, Bradley Joy at