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Published January 12, 2024

Town support EFL Community Weekends

Local community heroes will be celebrated up and down the country this weekend, during the launch of EFL Community Weekends.

The new initiative is designed to highlight the incredible work that community staff and volunteers deliver, as well as give prominence to the stories of participants who are positively impacted by the work of football clubs in the community.

Town host Sunderland on Saturday, with the Club is recognising Adam Woodmason, a season ticket holder and participant of multiple programmes delivered by the Ipswich Town Foundation.

Adam was registered as blind five years ago however, following his diagnosis, he has endeavoured to become fully independent and refuses to allow his visual impairment to limit daily activities and tasks.

As a season ticket holder in the West Stand, Adam aspired to continue to attend matches at Portman Road following his diagnosis. With matchday assistance from the Club and its Foundation, including access to Soccer Sight descriptive commentary, which offers detailed real-time coverage to assist visually impaired supporters in being part of the matchday experience, Adam is able to enjoy his matchdays to the full.

Adam is a regular participator in various Foundation programmes, taking part in weekly walking football sessions as well as being a frequent attendee at Senior Blues, which is an inclusive environment designed to support social inclusion and light physical activity.

Adam says that his involvement with the Foundation has been a great help: “When I got told I lost my sight five years ago, there was a dread of the unknown. Senior Blues and walking football have both helped me to interact with new people, which has helped me no end.”

Adam will be leading the teams out the tunnel ahead of the game against the Black Cats and will be present for the officials photo in the centre-circle prior to kick-off.

“It will be a proud moment for me on my journey, since losing my sight,” Adam told the Club website.

“It will show other people who are going through the same journey, that you can always do something if believe you can.”

For more information on the EFL Community Weekends and the impact of EFL Club community work please visit