Saturday, January 15, 2011

Club focus -- Ipswich Wanderers

Ipswich Wanderers are not a team with a long history, but their rise to the Eastern Counties Under 14's team and 2 years later became an adult side and joined the lowest division of the Ipswich Sunday League. Just 6 years later in 1988 they became founder members of the Eastern Counties League. This coincided with the same year that they were named after their sponsors and were called the faintly ridiculous Loadwell Ipswich. Fortunately, that only lasted for a year though.

In 1998 Ipswich were Division 1 Champions after only losing 3 games all season. The following season Wanderers struggled in the Premier League and just avoided relegation. There was one silver lining though, as in the same season they also won the East Anglian Cup.

They were back in Division 1 in 2003, got promoted to the Premier in 2005 and back to Division 1 in 2008. They are currently challenging for promotion again.

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