The world cup is starting, it has been 40 years since Ipswich took home the FA Cup under Bobby Robson (and Johnny Cobbold!) so with the football love reigning supreme we thought this Father's day we would help celebrate with all the 'true blue' Dads out there and welcome you into ITFC's spiritual home for a very special house tour and lunch. 

 Left: Mr John Cobbold and Patrick Cobbold.  Right: Sir Bobby Robson

Left: Mr John Cobbold and Patrick Cobbold.  Right: Sir Bobby Robson

If your Dad is a dedicated Tractor Boy and loves all things ITFC, then we have the perfect Father’s Day planned for you. Join the owner of Glemham Hall and Club Patron, Major Philip Hope-Cobbold, as he entertains you with the tales of how the Football club was started by his grandfather, Captain John ‘Ivan’ Murray Cobbold and later by Lady Blanche, Johnny 'Mr John' Cobbold and Patrick Cobbold. If the Cobbold stand at Portman Road didn't give it away, Glemham Hall and the Cobbold family have a rich history in the club to this day and are delighted to be welcoming you into their home for a very special tour and two course lunch, cooked by Major Hope-Cobbold's son, chef Tom Hope-Cobbold. 

“The football club runs in the veins of the Cobbold family, so I am delighted to be opening the doors of Glemham Hall for this special Father’s Day tour to share a little of our history with fellow fans.” – Major Hope-Cobbold

Not to be missed of course, are the stories of the legend himself ‘Mr John’ Cavendish Cobbold, and Patrick Cobbold; Philip’s uncles and ITFC’s former chairmen. Notably ‘the most eccentric man in football ever’, Mr John was responsible for appointing Sir Alf Ramsey and Sir Bobby Robson as managers, the latter leading Ipswich to Victory those 40 years ago!

 Patrick Cobbold and Bobby Ferguson

Patrick Cobbold and Bobby Ferguson

 Captain John Ivan Murray Cobbold and ITFC visit Holland in 1937

Captain John Ivan Murray Cobbold and ITFC visit Holland in 1937

With the most amazing memorabilia, articles and photos for you to look at, not only will you get to enjoy a guided tour around the Cobbold's home, you will also learn never-before tales of the families connection to the club. 

Final tickets available, booking closes Friday 15th June 2018, call 07920 855041 to secure your tickets now!