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Cambridge City to forge elite player development centre link with Ipswich Town




Cambridge City have announced a youth link up with Ipswich Town elite player development centre (NB - Picture taken before coronavirus restrictions were put in place). Picture: Steve Pearce/Ipswich Town (33204588)
Cambridge City have announced a youth link up with Ipswich Town elite player development centre (NB - Picture taken before coronavirus restrictions were put in place). Picture: Steve Pearce/Ipswich Town (33204588)

Cambridge City have joined forces with Ipswich Town to launch an Elite Player Development Centre in the city.

The two clubs will be working together to provide youngsters with the chance to train on a weekly basis with the Tractor Boys in Cambridge.

The EPDC seeks to identify players who have the ability of progressing through the player development pathway into Ipswich’s Advanced Training Centre (ATC) and academy squads.

City chairman Kevin Satchell: “We are delighted to form this partnership with Ipswich Town.

“It enhances our commitment to make our already excellent youth programme even better. Having a partnership with a club like Ipswich and the many benefits it provides will ensure that it will attract the very best in youth talent to Cambridge City.”

Jason Curtis, the head of the Ipswich Town Community Trust, said: “Ipswich Town Community Trust is delighted to be working with Cambridge City Football Club and the new Elite Development Centre will create the right environment for players within the programme to continue their footballing journey with us.

“This will allow both organisations to provide endless opportunities and experiences which will be exciting for everyone involved.”

An initial open trial for youngsters aged under-seven to under-12 for the EPDC is to be held at the Trumpington Community Centre.

For more information contact Ipswich Town Community Trust football development officer Bradley Joy at bradley.joy@itfc.co.uk.



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