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Ipswich Town supporter Jennifer ends a special week with Portman Road penalty shootout success

19:27 20 March 2016

Jennifer Jo Lees celebrates three converted penalties in the fans half-time penalty shoot out competition to take her into the final during the interval of the MK Dons game, where the winner will receive a cruise. 
Ipswich Town v Rotherham United (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 19 March 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
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Jennifer Jo Lees celebrates three converted penalties in the fans half-time penalty shoot out competition to take her into the final during the interval of the MK Dons game, where the winner will receive a cruise. Ipswich Town v Rotherham United (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 19 March 2016. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com

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A hardy town fan made her mark at Portman Road this weekend by smashing a hat-trick penalties in the back of the net.

Jennifer Jo Lees, a transgender woman from Leiston, has become one of only three people to successfully complete a half-time challenge at the club, which puts her in for a chance of winning a cruise holiday.

The 29-year-old said the experience was “amazing” and “surreal”.

She added: “It is the perfect end to my first week living as a woman and the support that has been shown to me since then has been incredible and I can’t wait to do it again.”

Ms Lees, who has backed Ipswich Town since the age of nine, will compete in the competition final on April 30.

2 comments

  • Well done Jennifer...you provided the only entertainment the entire afternoon.

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    Scuzzer

    Sunday, March 20, 2016

  • Got to say it took bottle to stand in front of 20'000 fan's and be true to who you are. Well done and hope you win the cruise.

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    ITFC78

    Sunday, March 20, 2016

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