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Town Legends in Benefit Match for Exiles Founder
Town Legends in Benefit Match for Exiles Founder
Thursday, 14th Aug 2014 12:38

An Ipswich Town Legends and Academy Coaches team is taking on an Ipswich Exiles Past and Present XI in a benefit match for Exiles founder Eric Dickerson at Ipswich Wanderers’ Humber Doucy Lane ground on Sunday (KO 2.30pm).

Simon Edwards, SIL club Exiles’ youth section secretary and U13s coach, told TWTD: “Eric Dickerson is ‘Mr Exiles’ he helped form Ipswich Exiles back in 1958 and has been the main man behind the club since then, giving over 55 years service to the club and the leagues it has played in.

“Earlier this year Eric suffered a severe stroke and still needs round the clock care so the benefit match has been arranged with all the proceeds from the day being presented to Diana, Eric's wife to either donate to their chosen charity or to use to assist in the cost of treating Eric while he recovers from his stroke.

“Eric has given so much to local football in over 55 years and now it is our turn to give something back to Eric and his family by supporting this event.

“The names being rumoured to be taking part for the Ipswich Legends team include Kieron Dyer, Titus Bramble and James Scowcroft, plus a host of ex-Town pros and current academy coaches, with possibly an appearance from Town assistant boss Terry Connor too.”

Admission is £3 for adults and free for under-16s. There will also be a raffle, an auction, a bar and other fundraising activities.

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Warkys_Tash added 23:07 - Aug 14
Eric is a true gentleman of the game & has indeed give up vast amounts of his time for the game that he loves. He is also a passionate supporter of Ipswich Town & if he hadn't given up every Saturday to be involved at local & grass roots level, would almost certainly be a season ticket holder. We wish him a speedy recovery - He certainly deserves it. Please could all Town fans get down to the game & show their support. Get well soon, Eric.
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townietilidie added 07:35 - Aug 15
Absolutely spot on Warkys Tash , couldn't of said it better . I know Eric and his family and what this man has given to local & grassroots football over so many years is remarkable . Over 55 years loyal service to one club is astonishing and if ever there was a true stalwart then Eric is that . I really hope people turn out to show their support for Eric and his family , I shall be there for sure
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