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Published January 29, 2024

Manly and Valentine visit EPDC

On Friday evening, the Foundation was joined by Town Academy players Jack Manly and Nico Valentine at Portman Road.

Jack and Nico, currently on loan at Leiston and Needham Market respectively, met participants of the Boys Elite Player Development Centre, joining in with their training session.

The Academy pair also spent time discussing their journey through Academy football and their experiences training and playing both with the Club’s First Team and with their respective loan sides.

The visit took place as part of an effort between the Academy and the Foundation to expose the Club’s young players to community sessions as early as possible, allowing them to build relationships and experiences, as well as contributing to their education.

For more information on the Foundation’s Boys Development Pathway, contact Boys Development Manager Bradley Joy at or by calling 01473 400 981.