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Published September 21, 2023

Foundation and The New Croft Extend Partnership

Ipswich Town Foundation and The New Croft in Haverhill are delighted to announce an extension to their partnership agreement.

Since the launch of the initial partnership in August last year, the Foundation and The New Croft have worked together to provide opportunities across the Boys Pathway and across Disability and Mental Health provision, with the partnership now extended across the Girls Pathway and into Community Support.

The Foundation will continue to support the delivery of disability, mental health and Walking Football sessions and events at The New Croft, allowing for the expansion of the Foundation’s thriving Health and Wellbeing provision.

The Foundation will continue to deliver CPD events to youth coaches across the Boys provision, as well as delivering sessions to grassroots teams and providing coaches to support The New Croft coaches across both the Boys and Girls pathways.

The Foundation will also deliver open sessions to support player recruitment.

The New Croft will provide the Foundation with access to 3G facilities for sessions across the Foundation’s varied provision, including the Player Development Centre and Elite Player Development Centre.

“This enhanced partnership comes off the back of an excellent first year where Ipswich Town provided our local community with a first-class service,” said Peter Betts of The New Croft.

“It was really important to continue to recognise that football is for everyone, and being able to extend this partnership to offer a girls provision and extend on our disability and mental health provisions were important for us all here.

“Ipswich Town Foundation continue to do some amazing work across local communities and we are really pleased to be able to continue working with the Club, Jason [Curtis, Head of Foundation] and his team.”

“Ipswich Town Foundation is delighted to extend our partnership at the New Croft at such an exciting time,” added Head of Foundation Jason Curtis.

“With the ongoing facility developments, the ability to increase our open access and girls’ provision, with a view to develop our Health & Wellbeing offering was so important.

“This will provide continuing opportunities and experiences which will be exciting for everyone involved in the local community.

“We enjoy working with Pete and his team and naturally using the facilities both weekly and in the school holidays to ensure our provision is inclusive throughout the year.”