Needham Market Academy work with ITFC Academy

Needham Market Academy announce a formal working relationship with Ipswich Town Academy

Needham Market Academy are delighted to announce a formal working relationship with Ipswich Town Academy. Over the last few months both Academies have been assisting one another with different projects and the players within Needham Market Academy have had access to the great facilities at Ipswich Town's training ground on Playford Road.

Ipswich Town Academy feel that Needham Market Academy has a very good reputation (in and around the local area of Suffolk) in developing young players. With a number of Academy players advancing into the first team.

Ipswich Town are also very pleased to be working with Needham Market FC with the development of the 3G site and Ipswich Town Academy wish to further expand their pre-Academy, player development programme and girls’ programmes within the new development at Needham Market FC.

Ipswich Town Academy will also look to help Needham Market Academy, where possible, with players that fit (geographically) during their retain and release procedures. Ipswich Town Academy and Needham Market Academy have coaches who work for both Academies which provide a clear link of communication and strong relationship between the two organisations.

Robert Peace, Needham Market Operations & Academy Director said "It is fantastic for Needham Market Academy to have a working relationship with a club of Ipswich Town's level. It shows our Academy is doing things the right way and Ipswich Town are willing to call upon are players to help aid their programmes when required and provide greater opportunities for our Academy players."