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Sir Bobby Robson's former PA Pat Godbold given LMA award for service to Ipswich Town

Pat Godbold (left) has worked for Ipswich Town for more than 60 years. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman who worked for Ipswich Town's greatest ever managers has been given a special award to celebrate her 65 years of service at Portman Road.

Pat Godbold joined Ipswich in the 1950s and was Sir Bobby Robson's PA for more than three decades.

During her time at the club, she worked under nine managers in total - including Sir Alf Ramsey and George Burley.

She retired in 1997 but still helps out at Town as the club archivist.

Pat had a close relationship with Sir Bobby Robson. Credit: PA

On Tuesday evening, she was honoured for her loyalty with a Service to Football Award by the League Managers Association at a star-studded ceremony in London.

Former Ipswich players congratulated Pat on her achievement on Twitter, including Simon Milton who called her an "amazing woman."

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  • Pat's Ipswich Town love affair
Pat still works at Ipswich as the club archivist. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Pat was born in Ipswich in 1935 and attended Orwell Junior School and Nacton Road Secondary Modern Girls School.

Her first game at Portman Road as a fan was in 1946 and she then applied to be the secretary to manager Scott Duncan in 1954.

She went on to thrive in the role and worked under other Ipswich greats like Sir Alf Ramsey, Sir Bobby Robson and George Burley.

She was particularly close to Sir Bobby and was his PA for 36 years.

Pat retired in 1997 but still works at the club as the club archivist. She also helps to organise annual reunions for former Town players.

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