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New Scholars Inducted
Friday, 26th Apr 2013 16:57

Next season’s eight new first-year scholars were inducted into the academy earlier today. The players and their parents were shown around Portman Road and had lunch with academy director Bryan Klug and joint-managing director Ian Milne in the Sir Bobby Robson Suite before meeting up with manager Mick McCarthy this afternoon.

The eight are goalkeepers Jacob Marsden and Sam McDermid, midfielder Ed Ellis, Republic of Ireland U16 international striker Cemal Ramadan, defender or midfielder Matthew Clarke, who has already played for Town's U21s, full-back Joshua Emmanuel, left-back Amon Walton-Owen, who was previously with the Tottenham youth set-up where Klug worked until last summer, and Northern Irish U16 international striker Jonathan Smith. They begin their two-year scholarships in July.

Academy head of recruitment Steve McGavin will be on tomorrow’s Life’s a Pitch on Radio Suffolk (midday-2pm) talking about the new scholars as well as next Wednesday’s academy showcase game against Spurs at Portman Road (KO 7pm).

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bluefeast added 17:13 - Apr 26
GOOD LUCK LADS
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CanadianBlue added 18:49 - Apr 26
Always nice to see new scholars and especially a few with some youth international experience.
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BillBlue added 19:59 - Apr 26
What a lovely looking load of lads. Got me remembering the report that Kevin Beattie arrived with 6d in his pocket and an old pair of boots wrapped in a newspaper. How times have changed. Let us hope one or two of these lads can aspire to his greatness so, Welcome to Ipswich lads, a great place to be and a wonderful team to belong to.
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jonnysuave added 20:13 - Apr 26
Which one's Terry Hall?
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TennesseeBlue added 20:14 - Apr 26
Good luck to all of you lads. I wish you all a long and sucsessful career at Portman Road
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RegencyBlue added 20:17 - Apr 26
Good luck lads!

Hope it all goes well and in a few years time you are all pushing for a first team spot.
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The_Snake added 21:26 - Apr 26
Great to see the lads all well turned out, shame the MD couldn't be bothered to put a tie on for their big day.
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runningout added 12:18 - Apr 27
Hold your heads up, and aim high, keep learning even when you think you may have made it..
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town_in_tampa added 03:52 - May 1
I've known Ed Ellis (3rd from the left) since he was born, his dad is my best friend & a former town scholar himself.
watch out for this kid he's gonna be a star....... good luck Eddie.
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MeenoITFC added 14:58 - Aug 6
Hehe dont think anoyone will see this, but its good to know the emmanuel has made it into the first team. Now for the others
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