Former Ipswich and England footballer, and currently (as of July 2019) defensive coach of Chinese club Guangzhou R&F.
Although he was born in Singapore in December 1958, Terry Butcher spent his childhood in Lowestoft, where he attended Lowestoft Grammar School, and where he met his future wife Rita. He famously turned down the chance to join Norwich City youth team as, like his father, he was a fan of Ipswich Town – Norwich’s fiercest rivals! While living in Suffolk, Butcher owned a chain of insurance brokers which was later acquired by the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society.
Butcher made his debut for Ipswich against Everton in the First Division on 15 April 1978 and over the next eight seasons established himself as the club’s top central defender. In 1986, Butcher left Ipswich when they were relegated, and became one of the first English players to join Scottish club Rangers, following the appointment of Graeme Souness as manager. Souness, the former Liverpool player, paid Ipswich £725,000 for Terry in July 1986. In 1990 he became player-manager of Coventry City. Butcher retired as a player after six league appearances in the 1990-91 First Division. His assistant, Don Howe, took over managerial duties in 1992. In late 1992 he signed up for Sunderland, playing 38 times before becoming player-manager in early 1993. After playing three games for Clydebank, he finally retired as a player.
During his career, Butcher managed many teams, including Coventry City, Sunderland, Motherwell, Brentford and Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Butcher also played internationally. When he was 21 he played his first debut for England in a friendly match against Australia. This was followed by an appearance in the 1986 World Cup. Butcher also played for England in the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup, after which he quit international football with 77 caps and three goals to his name over a period of 10 years. During that time he had appeared in most senior English national games.
Butcher can be frequently heard as a summariser, usually at England matches, on BBC Radio Five Live and occasional UEFA Cup matches on the Five TV cahnnel. He often appeared as an expert on Setanta Sports’ Scottish Premier League coverage. Terry also worked for BBC Sport during the 2006 World Cup, after which he fully recommenced his work with Sydney FC (from July 2006). He was also used as an in-game commentator in the first Pro Evolution Soccer video game, and the Nintendo 64 game International Superstar Soccer 2000, along with main commentator Chris James.
Between June 2018 and July 2019 Terry was head coach of the Philippines national football team.
As of July 2019 Terry is defensive coach of Chinese club Guangzhou R&F.
With the current world situation, and not being able to offer our normal transition, we would like to share some resources to support current Year 6 students, who will be moving to Ormiston Denes Academy in the next academic year. There are a number of online sites available, these include: Be Awesome, Go Big has […]
Mrs Buckenham has created this cookbook for all skill levels. Take a look and make something tasty!
Following on from the successful OAT EAST Dance competition, the full video performance from our students can be seen here: http://bit.ly/OATEASTDance
Students from Ormiston Denes Academy had a fantastic trip to Tonale in Italy again this year for the 2020 ski trip! All students had a fantastic time and demonstrated courage, resilience and determination. Our surroundings were beautiful – breathtaking with glorious weather! As well as skiing, students also participated in: • Bumboarding • Night Ski […]
We had an amazing time when 21 of our brilliant dancers took part in the first OAT East Dance competition! Students were competing against 7 other Ormiston academies, which calculated to just over 100 students. Their 10 minute routine made audience members cry, cheer and have goose bumps! Also, a huge well done to our […]
We are proud to announce that in January we were awarded our platinum award from our work with Suffolk Family Carers and supporting our young carers in school. We work closely with Suffolk Family Carers, and especially those within our academy. We have raised school awareness of young carers through assemblies, form time sessions, social […]
The OAT East Dance Competition is taking place at Ormiston Denes Academy on Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 7.00pm! This is a competition for students from eight Ormiston academies based in East Anglia, and we are hosting! Family and friends are welcome to this free event, doors will open at 6.45pm.
The Ormiston Denes Academy annual Careers Fair is taking place on Friday 6th March! This gives our students a chance to investigate possible careers and opportunities available to them. Over 45 organisations are attending this fantastic event!
Congratulations to all students involved, for their months of hard work and effort, in preparing and delivering various workshops and events for the Dora Love competition. All of the students were so professional in their presentation in the final, competing against 17 other secondary schools for the prize, and speaking in front of hundreds of […]
A very proud moment for Ormiston Denes Academy when some of our Year 9 students performed Suitcase 1938, at Lowestoft Train Stationn, as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day Service. This marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The train station is important as it was one of the places that received hundreds of Jewish refugees […]
The results are now in and we are proud to say that we have won 4 of the 6 categories that we entered, with all of our students being highly commended! Dance – JessicaArt – OliviaFood Technology – AlfiePublic Speaking – Daisy Congratulations to all students from the Lowestoft schools that participated in the awards. […]