Our new partnership with Ipswich Town Community Trust has provided the opportunity for some of our Children's University Learners to attend a match with their families. The children can complete a Sports Reporter activity to earn the learning stamps, or can write their own review and send it to us, for us to share with the Club.
Children's University learners at Morland Church of England Primary School attended a match in January and here's what young learner experienced.
My First Footy Match
I couldn’t believe my luck when Mr Hammond invited me to a footy match because I took part in children's university. I was one of the lucky few that would be coming. Theo, Ken, Nathan, both Kyes, Paris-Lea and Austieja were all invited out of year 6. After the 6 week wait and the Christmas holidays the day was finally here, the day of the football match.
The walk to cineworld took ages and when me and my dad finally arrived my legs felt like they were about to fall off.
After about fifteen minutes of waiting with Mr Hammond, Mr Fiddy, Mrs Moore and Mr Richardson we walked down to the stadium. I gawked around in amazement and took in all the scenery. After we handed over our tickets, got settled into our seats and handed out the sweets Mr Hammond took the match kicked off. Our lineup was Walton in goal, Woolfenden in defence along with Edmunson and Donacien Burns, Morsy, Vincent-Young and Carrol in midfield and Bonne, Chaplin and Celina in forward.
After 15 minutes, Ethan Hammilton scored for Accrington Stanley. I felt disappointed, maybe we were going to lose. But no on the 23rd minute Wes Burns scored. The crowd went wild and we all started cheering, it was a deafening noise and I was starstruck. The whistle blew at half time and it was a draw. After 15 minutes of waiting the game kicked off again our new Goalie, Waltern saved some extraordinary shots from Accrington keeping the game level means we were seated behind the goal we could have a closer look if the opposition had scored or not. After the 65th minute Connor Chaplin scored for Ipswich. Once again we exploded with clapping and cheering. I was amazed. I felt sorry for the other team even though I shouldn’t be because they were our enemies. We were in the lead but our rivals still had 25 minutes to score. We kept our defense strong, not letting them past us to have a shot giving free kicks, corners and throw-ins. We also got 3 yellow cards in that time but never mind. The Whistle for full time went and we had won! I leapt out of my seat Cheering, Whooping, clapping and whistling around me. Maybe we are all good luck charms. We had won and Accrington had lost we all watched silently in amazement as the Town players cheered down on the pitch celebrating. While Accrington players walked into the tunnel full of shame and disappointment.
By Thomas C