A BIT ABOUT US
The Supporters Club is the link between ITFC and the fan base.
We organise events throughout the season to enable fans to meet current and ex-players, as well as on- and off-field management.
We also liaise with ITFC on a wide range of issues raised with us by fans.
Our branch network operates locally, nationally and internationally – what they share is a passion for all things ITFC.
The Supporters Club is a part of ITFC itself, and we are grateful for the support of ITFC in many of our activities. We receive no financial assistance, and our Committee and our many helpers are all volunteers.
We are not primarily about fundraising, but we are proud that fans attending our events contributed nearly £7,000 to the ITFC Academy and other groups in 2019/20.
Well over 2,000 fans take part in one or more Supporters Club activities during the course of the year, and well over 100 are active branch committee members, organising events and travel for their members.
OVER 15,000 FREE MEMBERS
ITFC supporters club is a part of ITFC, though run independently by volunteers
Coordinates branches and worldwide membership, and runs a number of events during the season on matchdays and midweek with current and ex-players in Ipswich and the regions. See below for more information
Holds an Annual General Meeting in late October which includes an ITFC Open Evening with on- and off-field representatives
Committee meets regularly to organise events and ensure that members' issues are addressed
Branches are invited to attend most committee meetings
Club issues are raised and discussed with ITFC on a regular basis
OVER 30 BRANCH NETWORKS
Coordinates over 30 branches across Suffolk, UK and the rest of the world – some, especially the smaller or further-away branches – need more help than others. Others, mostly local and well-established, run themselves without central involvement
Branches have committees – some charge membership fees, some don’t
All branches are self-sufficient:
Independent financially and in organisation
Free to set their own agenda as long as it is consistent with ITFC/ITSC core principles
Local branches tend to organise coach travel to home (and some away) games, fund raising activities, socials etc
Branches further away tend to do car shares, pre-match meets, and make greater use of social media to keep in touch with far-flung membership.
New branches are always welcome