Asylum seekers attend Trophy fixture

A group of asylum seekers got a taste of some local football last weekend as they came to cheer St Ives Town onto victory in the FA Trophy.

The group (pictured with Ives boss Ricky Marheineke) are currently housed at the Dolphin Hotel in the town and have fled their homeland to seek refuge in Huntingdonshire.  They witnessed an excellent performance on the pitch as the Ives secured a 3-2 victory over Kettering Town.

Gary Clarke who organised the visit for the group to the club said “All those who attended are keen football fans.  We gave them free entry to the game, and I would like to thank everyone at Kettering Town for their co-operation with that agreement. We also gave the group some old St Ives shirts to make sure they were decked out in club colours, and they really enjoyed the afternoon.  The football club is very much at the heartbeat of the local community, and we thought it was important they came to a game so they can see what the area has to offer”.