ITFC Charitable Trust, the main charity of Ipswich Town Football Club, which offers a wide variety of activities for children, young adults and adults across Suffolk, has this week announced its new Patron.
Matt Holland former team captain for ITFC who captained them to the Premier League in 2000 by winning the First Division Play-Off final will be stepping into the shoes of former Patron the late Sir Bobby Robson.
Terry Baxter, Chief Executive of ITFC Charitable Trust says of this new appointment ‘Matt was an obvious choice for this role, these are big shoes to fill but with Matt’s pedigree and commitment to both the club and the wider community we are delighted to have him on board.’
Matt Holland added, ‘It’s an honor for me to represent such a worthwhile and positive charity which does so much good for the people of Suffolk and beyond, I’m delighted to be part of the ITFC Charitable Trust Team at Portman Road.’
The trust which like all charities has to rely on the generosity of others to survive, has worked with over 60,000 people of all ages, abilities, communities and backgrounds in the last 12 months. Matt Holland has been chosen as the charity’s new Patron due also to his wide and varied sporting portfolio and his popular media persona.
For more information about the Trust and for news of the many ways it works with the communities in and around Suffolk take a look at their website www.itfccharitabletrust.org.uk