Ipswich Town Football Club gear given to students in Kurdistan

The marcus evans� owned Ipswich Town Football Club (ITFC) can now count several young Iraqis as its fans, complete with ITFC gear.

Six students from the King Edward VI School, in Bury St Edmunds in England, recently visited a school in Kurdistan, Iraq, to teach physical education and offer sports coaching to the local students. The students handed out ITFC goodies, including replica shirts, benchwear and footballs.

The initiative was in conjunction with the British Council and the Youth Sport Trust, an independent charity devoted to changing young people�s lives through sport. Youth Sport Trust is developing nation-building projects through sport for young people in war-torn areas, such as Kurdistan.

The King Edward VI School Head Teach Geoff Barton said: �Our partnership with Ipswich Town has served to enrich and develop our work and long may it continue.�

Also happy with the project�s success, the School�s Assistant Head Teacher, Rob Walden said: �We�re grateful to Ipswich Town for their input and it was great to see the children�s faces light up as they wore their Town shirts with pride!�

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