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Academy Showcase Tribute to Long-Serving Staff Member Parker
Wednesday, 9th May 2018 10:18

Town’s annual Academy Showcase game against Tottenham Hotspur at Portman Road on Saturday 12th May will be played for the Dick Parker Trophy in tribute to the long-serving club employee who died suddenly at the end of last year.

Parker, a lifelong Spurs fan, who worked for the Blues for more than 20 years, most recently as academy kit man and caretaker at Playford Road, died in December aged 67.

The game, which kicks off at 2pm and will feature mixed U15s/U16s teams, has become an annual end-of-season fixture over the last decade.

Manchester United were the regular opponents for a number of years and Tottenham more recently due to current caretaker-manager Bryan Klug’s connections with the White Hart Lane club’s academy where he worked between 2010 and 2012.

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algarvefan added 11:34 - May 1
Much deserved and the type of thing Town does that made me love the club over 50 years ago, respectful and family like, Dick would have been very proud to be honoured in this way.
Rest easy Dick your work is done fella.

12th_Man added 12:21 - May 1
Is this open to fans to come and watch if so how much

Butcherboy added 12:24 - May 1
What a great idea and a fitting tribute.

Fans can attend. Price is usually very reasonable - from memory it is @£5 with the proceeds going to the Academy.

carlisleaway added 13:27 - May 1
That’s a fitting tribute, it sounds and looks like the club are well and truly doing the right things at the moment. Roll on next season.

runningout added 14:18 - May 1

Glenn8730 added 20:17 - May 1
Dad would be very proud and hoping for a Spurs win

kingcarloss added 12:56 - May 9
£3 per adult £1 children

brassy added 17:00 - May 9
A good owd needham boy.

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