Town winger proves a big hit with pupils
IPSWICH Town winger Jordan Roberts was a big hit with pupils at an Ipswich School on Monday.
Roberts visited Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy in the town’s Defoe Road as part of Love Football, Live Football Week sponsored by MH Goals Ltd.
Ipswich Town are once again partnering with Suffolk FA during Love Football, Live Football Week, which is a week-long celebration of grassroots football in the county and runs until Saturday.
The 24-year-old, who joined the club on a two-year contract after he left Crawley Town in the summer, took part in an inclusive session with pupils.
A total of 15 children aged between eight and 16 took part in two sessions – a group of eight to ten-year-olds did Wheelchair Football and a group of 11-16-year-olds were involved in a small-sided game and the Q&A session.
All of the children are members of the school’s Football Club or Wheelchair Football Club, who both have once-a-week sessions.
Liz Christian, Primary Lead at Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy, said: “The children love their football and for them to understand they are part of Love Football, Live Football Week is really special for them.
”Not only have they had a visit from an Ipswich Town player and a Question and Answer session, but some coaching from Suffolk FA staff as well.”
Suffolk FA Football Development Manager Jodie Allard said: “It was great to have Jordan Roberts and Ipswich Town supporting Love Football, Live Football Week and to be linking in with Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy.
“It has been a fantastic treat for the school’s pupils to have Jordan join them in their sessions and for him to answer all their questions about football.
“Love Football, Live Football Week is all about celebrating grassroots football in Suffolk and we are appreciative that both the school and Ipswich Town were able to get involved.”