County’s top sporting prospects receive funding boost

Eight super talented young sportsmen and women from Suffolk have received a major funding boost thanks to the Ipswich business community. Phoebe Hayden (rowing), Oliver Juszt (hockey), Nathaniel Wilding (para powerlifting), basketball trio Susannah Rafu, Ella Pearson and Esther Little, and golfing duo Habebul Islam and Lily May Humphreys, all …

Becketts join the sponsors investing in county’s sporting future

Beckett Investment Management Group has become the latest Suffolk business to throw its weight behind talented up and coming sportsmen and women from the county. The chartered financial planners have joined Pound Gates Chartered Insurance Brokers, Ensors Chartered Accountants, Ellisons Solicitors, Concertus and StrategiQ as sponsors of the hugely successful …

Super talented Suffolk youngsters recognised by SportsAid

Seven super-talented young sportsmen and women from Suffolk have received a big boost following recognition from SportsAid, the national charity for sportspeople. Each was presented with a SportsAid grant by the charity at a special reception at Ipswich Town Football Club. The grants recognise their sporting achievements to date and …

Football legend helps Ipswich businesses raise vital funding for local sporting prospects

Peter Shilton, one of England’s greatest ever goalkeepers, was in Ipswich last Friday (23 February) to help raise vital funding for Suffolk’s future sporting stars. Shilton who was capped 125 times by England was guest of honour at the Ipswich Sporting Lunch Club at Wherstead Park. He commented: “It’s wonderful to …

Charity lauds Ipswich businesses

Seven Ipswich businesses have been praised by a national charity for the contribution they are making to sport in Suffolk. Pound Gates Chartered Insurance Brokers, Ensors Chartered Accountants, Handelsbanken, Ellisons Solicitors, Concertus, StrategiQ and Picasso HR have been singled out for praise by SportsAid, after another hugely successful fundraising lunch. …

Eddie the Eagle flies in to support Suffolk’s athletes

Sporting legend Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards flew in to Ipswich today (Friday 24 February) to help raise funding for Suffolk’s up and coming sportsmen and women. Edwards, who became the first competitor since 1929 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping, was guest of honour at the Ipswich Sporting Lunch …

Rio Paralympians and Olympic legend help raise money for the next generation

Suffolk’s three Rio 2016 Paralympic athletes joined former British, Commonwealth, European and World Champion athlete Derek Redmond to raise money to support the next generation of athletes from Suffolk. Just a few days after stepping off the plane from Rio, Zoe Newson, Ryan Crouch and Evie Edwards all attended the …

Suffolk tennis prodigy receives Suffolk SportsAid grant from British sporting legend

Aspiring tennis star Justice Hall from Ipswich has become the latest young athlete from the county to be recognised by Suffolk SportsAid. Justice, who is a member of the Great Britain 12 and under squad, secured a 3rd place finish at the national finals last year. Training for 15 hours …