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New Name on Town Shirts in 2020/21
Thursday, 7th May 2020 14:54

Carers Trust will be the name emblazoned across the front of Town’s first team shirts in 2020/21 with sponsors Magical Vegas having gifted the slot to the charity.

The Rank Group PLC, owners of Magical Vegas, whose sponsorship has another year to run, have worked with Carers Trust, which has more than 4,500 carers in and around Suffolk, for six years, supporting initiatives and having helped to raise cash. 

In addition to their their name appearing on the Blues’ first-team shirts - and all replica shirts, including juniors - Carers Trust will also be allocated complimentary tickets at home games courtesy of Rank’s sponsorship agreement, which will be offered to local carers.

“Having their name on the front of the Ipswich Town first-team shirts will help spotlight the fantastic work the Carers Trust does in supporting unpaid carers locally and across the whole country,” said James Boord, chief marketing officer for Rank.

“Thousands of carers across Suffolk alone are caring around the clock for family members with long-term disabilities and illnesses.

“It’s vital they get a respite from time to time and Rank is delighted to be able to give some of those carers the opportunity to go and watch the team play at Portman Road.”

Rank is also backing the club’s decision to pay tribute to the NHS on the reverse side of their shirts next season.

“It’s great to see both the NHS and carers receiving recognition on the Ipswich Town shirts, especially in these challenging times,” Boord added.
Rosie Richardson, Town's director of sales, said: “We are delighted to help Rank’s chosen charity by offering support to the Carers Trust, which reaches out to a number of fantastic community initiatives.”

Magical Vegas became the Blues sponsors in January 2018, a move which proved deeply unpopular with fans unhappy at the club’s association with an online gaming operator and also their garish logo appearing across shirts, although two-colour version was brought in at the start of the current campaign.

The launch of Town's new shirts for the 2020/21 season has been put on hold due to the coronavirus crisis.


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Gilesy added 15:04 - May 7
I challenge anyone to be upset at this one.

BlueandTruesince82 added 15:05 - May 7

Fair play to magical vegas on this too

OwainG1992 added 15:26 - May 7
Lovely to see some positive articles during this time.

SamWhiteUK added 15:40 - May 7
Have they decided they don't want to be associated with us, rather than the other way around?

What fantastic uplifting news and a wonderful gesture

runningout added 16:22 - May 7

Carberry added 16:24 - May 7
Astonishing and very welcome.

Blue12345 added 16:29 - May 7
Excellent news

therein61 added 16:49 - May 7
Wonderful gesture by Magical Vegas in these troubled times,
Stay fit and well all posters and your families.

davidsuperg added 17:23 - May 7
Such a lovely gesture in these hard times. Gambling sites get such a bad name nowadays but like everybody else even they are showing they care. Me and my wife both work for the NHS and haven't had a day off since Xmas (apart from weekends) and have cancelled all our annual leave for the foreseeable future to do our bit to help and we have seen all the hard work and care in the community first hand. I just hope when this is all over that the charitable and kind nature we have seen continues.

MurcianITCC added 17:29 - May 7
Great PR by "Vegas".
Happy with this and credit to the company behind Magical Vegas.
Stay safe all

unknown100 added 17:31 - May 7
Red kits awful only because of the blue badge and blue sponsor, either adapt the logo or chose a nicer colour shirt to go with blue

Pecker added 17:45 - May 7
In these difficult times, it is lovely to see so much good will.

MickMillsTash added 17:52 - May 7
Rumour is that Norwich are to be sponsored by 'Fake Taxi Driver'

COYB11 added 17:53 - May 7
A 'Magical' touch!

Fair play and really nice gesture. Well done all.

carlo88 added 18:02 - May 7
The world is changing, peoples' priorities are changing and this is a good example. Excellent news.

LWNR2013 added 18:04 - May 7
Good 👍🌈

therein61 added 18:29 - May 7
Nice one "mickmillstash" but the yoyo club up the road are being sponsored by the tax payer while still trying to sign players when furloughing everything in sight.

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 18:33 - May 7
I’ve normally a pretty poor opinion about these online betting sites, particularly the one up the road from ITFC, but hats off to M Vegas on this one.

Wickwar_Blue added 18:40 - May 7
Mick out

Dockerblue added 19:09 - May 7
Nice gesture by The Rank Group, haven,t spoken to a single fellow Town fan that was happy with the Magical Vegas logo on our shirts so most welcome. Nice call by club to have Thank-you NHS on back of shirts as well.

Bergholt_Blue added 20:57 - May 7
Wasn't fussed about Magical Vegas sponsor
This is a great gesture from them but I'm sure there will be some upset with this some how

Bert added 23:12 - May 7
Let’s hope that the club will now sell more shirts. I understand the

Let’s hope that the club will sell more shirts now that there is a morally sound reason to buy one.


bobble added 00:55 - May 8
it was always stupid to advertise a business who had us odds favourites to get relegated from the championship..

ArnieM added 10:30 - May 8
They were right though weren’t they !

TimmyH added 14:51 - May 8
Well done Magical Vegas and lets face it any logo would have been better than theirs!

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