Published April 7, 2023
Liz Edwards Named ‘One of Our Own’
Liz Edwards, Supporter Liaison Officer for the Club and Foundation Trustee, has been named as ‘One of Our Own’ as part of the Premier League Supports campaign.
To mark the Premier League Supports campaign, all Premier League, EFL and National League clubs who receive Premier League Community and Wider Football investment have been invited to nominate ‘One of Our Own’, a fan, participant, staff member or football figure who has shown exceptional commitment and long-term contribution in their community.
With this in mind, Liz Edwards, who has volunteered with the Football Club and the Foundation for more than 20 years, was chosen by Foundation Head of Business and Operations Sarah Dooley and Head of Foundation Jason Curtis as Ipswich Town Foundation’s ‘One of Our Own’.
Liz was presented with her award on Thursday afternoon by Town legend Roger Osborne, as well as Sarah and Jason.
“Liz embodies the values of the Football Club and the Ipswich Town Foundation,” Sarah said.
“She shown an exceptional commitment to making a positive impact on the local community by becoming a trustee for the Foundation since its relaunch in 2018 and regularly volunteering at Foundation programmes such as our Senior Blues Café, Golden Days Café supporting those living with Dementia alongside supporting our links with the Ipswich Town Heritage Society.
“Liz further supports the Football Club in her role as Supporter Liaison Officer which she has held since 2017, showcasing the Foundation’s work at every home game in the FanZone and is also currently a Director of Ipswich Town PLC.”
“Everyone at Ipswich Town Foundation is delighted to be able to recognise Liz as the Club’s ‘One of Our Own’ recipient as part of the Premier League Supports campaign,” Jason added.
“Congratulations on your award, we look forward to continuing to work with you. Thank you also to Ipswich Town legend, Roger Osbourne, who supported the presentation to Liz pitch side at Portman Road yesterday morning.”
“The Foundation is doing some fabulous work in so many areas of our community, and it is a privilege to be involved in several of the projects, as well as contributing as a Trustee,” Liz said on receiving her award.
“To receive the award from Roger Osborne was a real thrill. He gave me the greatest day of my life when I was at Wembley to see him score the goal that won us the FA Cup in 1978.
“Older fans at our Senior Blues and Golden Days Café look back on our stars of the past, but then I see the younger fans in our community programme, their shirts bearing the names of today’s team, their heroes intent on carving their names into our history.
“I am in the FanZone marquee every home game, with a screen that showcases recent Foundation activities. I am always happy to talk about how the fans can interact with the Foundation by taking part in our activities by volunteering or by sponsoring. I promise no hard sell, just real enthusiasm.”