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Thrill of a tour of Portman Road

PUBLISHED: 20:38 01 December 2001 | UPDATED: 10:58 03 March 2010

CHILDREN and adults with learning disabilities had a treat when they had a tour around Portman Road – the home of Ipswich Town Football Club.

Around 50 children had a tour of the facilities at the stadium and had the chance to look at the boardroom, the stadium and the press facilities.

CHILDREN and adults with learning disabilities had a treat when they had a tour around Portman Road – the home of Ipswich Town Football Club.

Around 50 children had a tour of the facilities at the stadium and had the chance to look at the boardroom, the stadium and the press facilities.

They even held a pretend conference where some of the lucky children had the chance to sit in the same seats that the likes of Finidi George, Andy Marshall and Matteo Sereni have graced in recent months.

Many of the children were making their first visit to the ground and they had a tour around the Britannia Stand and sat in the executive boxes.

After the tour, the children had the chance to put on their football boots and get stuck into some action on Town's practice pitch next to the stadium.

The children, who came from schools in Ipswich, Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds were helped on their tour of the ground by the Millennium Volunteers, a scheme for young people who are keen to contribute to their local community.


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