Sing your heart out for Town's teenagers
Sing up for the young Super Blues - that was the battle cry today as Ipswich Town geared up for a crucial FA Youth Cup clash next week.
IPSWICH: Sing up for the young Super Blues - that was the battle cry today as Ipswich Town geared up for a crucial FA Youth Cup clash next week.
On Tuesday, The Ipswich Town Youth Team will play Fulham in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup - a competition Town won five years ago.
The match will be played at Portman Road (kick-off 7pm) and fans will be able to see all the match action, with Connor Wickham of the Blues first team squad likely to lead the strike force.
Today, The Evening Star and The Star Advertiser were confirmed as joint associate sponsors of the big evening - when special prices apply at the Portman Road turnstiles.
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Adults will be charged a �3 entrance fee, with children at �1 each, meaning an adult can take two children to the ground for just �5.
Apart from Wickham, other Town players involved will be Ronan Murray and skipper Luke Hyam.
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Town legend Simon Milton, who works closely with the Academy and loves all things ITFC, said he was certain a good evening would be had by all.
Milton said: “This is the biggest youth tournament in the country and we are all thrilled the youth team has progressed. This gives most of the team a chance to play on the Portman Road pitch, in front of a good crowd and we want a victory to progress to the quarter finals.”
Ipswich Town executive Terry Baxter added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our young players to perform at Portman Road and will be made all the more special if we have a big crowd and the vocal support that comes with it.”
The Blues youngsters have an enticing warm-up match, against Norwich City, at Playford Road on Saturday.
We have two exciting chances to be involved in the big night.
1) Here's your chance to win a box for up to eight people. Simply answer the following question and enter at firstname.lastname@example.org
n. Which team did Town beat in the 2005 FA Youth Cup final?
Mark your entry 'FA Youth Cup' in the subject box and don't forget to include your full name, address and daytime telephone number.
2 ) Do you want to nominate a mascot for the big night? We want a young fan, aged between five and 12, to lead out the teams on the night. They will be given a kit, meet the players, have a photo taken as a memento and then be able to watch the match with two members of their family. Simply tell us, in no more than 200 words, why your chosen child should be a mascot for the night. Drop your details into the Evening Star at 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail to email@example.com. Mark your entry 'Mascot' in the subject box and don't forget to include your full name, address and daytime telephone number and the name of the child you would like to be mascot.
Entry for both competitions closes at midnight on Sunday, January 31. Normal Archant competition rules apply.