By Henry Chard

The ‘Tru Plant’ Witches will be at the Ipswich Town Open Day on Thursday at Portman Road from 9.15am.

The club have been regulars at the event since the partnership began between the two sports teams and are looking forward to another fantastic day this year with the event being free to attend. Captain Danny King and Australian duo Cameron Heeps and Jake Allen will be at the Witches stand signing autographs before facing Wolverhampton at Foxhall that evening. There will be a ‘pit bay’ set up for fans to get a closer look at a speedway bike and the equipment involved in the sport.

We will also be running a competition throughout the day with the winning prize of two tickets to a league fixture of your choice and the chance to meet the team. All you have to do to enter is take a photo or selfie if you visit the Ipswich Speedway stand at the ITFC Open Day and share it on Twitter or Instagram tagging us and using the hashtag #TruPlantWitches in your post. Our username on Twitter is @ipswichspeedway whilst on Instagram we are ipswichwitches. A winner will be selected at random on Friday 26th July at 5pm.

We look forward to seeing many of you on Thursday and don’t be shy, come and say hello to us and make sure you take plenty of photos to enter our competition!

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Town’s Open Day will see a signing session, open training and much more at Portman Road on Thursday, 25 July.

Gates are set to open at 9.15am, with the signing session scheduled for 9.45am.

Paul Lambert and his squad will then take to the turf for training at approximately 11am, giving supporters a first glimpse of the new Blues at Portman Road.

A full list of activities and stalls on offer in the FanZone throughout the day can also be seen below:

Suffolk Fire and Rescue

Suffolk Police

Ipswich Speedway

East Anglian Air Ambulance



Ipswich Fit

Ipswich Town FC Women


BBC Radio Suffolk

Town 102

Ormiston Families

Coffee Link

St Joseph’s College

My Big Fat Wedding Disco

East of England Co-op

Suffolk FA

Speed Shot

Heritage Project

Company Fun Entertainments (balloon modelling and face painting)

In 2018 more than 5,000 people attended the Open Day, and the Club is expecting a similar turnout this year.

As per previous years, all supporters will be admitted to Portman Road free of charge.