Postcript on Cat. 1

by Gavin Barber
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After our article was published on Friday, Bryan Klug and Simon Milton gave interviews to the local press, which related to some of the topics that we’d raised. Simon Milton, in particular, was keen to emphasise, when quoted on Those Were The Days that the club’s owner would be making up the shortfall in funding as a result of the failure to gain category 1 status, in order to fund the Academy at a full rate. We hope this happens and in particular we hope that the Academy will be resourced as a priority for the football club – including facilities and staffing. We trust that existing staffing levels will be maintained.

Bryan Klug gave the EADT some feedback on why the club had been unsuccessful in its bid for category 1 status. His frustration was clear and we hope that the club learn lessons from what happened, in order to ensure the outcome that everyone wants – a Category One Academy for Ipswich Town.

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