Match Preview & Squad Details – St Ives Town v Cambridge City

ST IVES TOWN FC v CAMBRIDGE CITY

HUNTS FA 125 PREMIER CUP – Saturday 20 July 3:00pm

We head to WWR for the first time this pre-season for a Hunts 125 Premier Cup fixture against former tenants Cambridge City.

With both teams having won their previous fixtures in this competition, this final group game is effectively a semi-final as if it’s a draw after 90 minutes there will be a penalty shootout for a bonus point which will take the victors into the final.

On the squad front – Jake Newman and Charlie De’Ath are still unavailable. Josh Dawkin is also away and won’t feature. Ollie Snaith is a doubt after picking up a knee injury in Tuesdays pre season fixture at Wellingborough Town. Charlie Johnson came through training last night and is likely to be fit after he picked up an ankle injury in the same fixture. Dylan Wilson returns. 

Admission Prices
£6 Adults
£3 Concessions
U16 – 12 £1
U12 Free
Season tickets are not valid for this game

Ladies Player Sponsorship Opportunities – 2019/20

Following the success of St Ives Town Ladies FC last season, we are looking for individuals or companies that are able to help support players by way of sponsorship for the upcoming 2019/20 season. This season the ladies 1st team will be playing in the Eastern Region Premier division which involves long return journeys of several hours on a Sunday to the likes of Wroxham, Wymondham, Haringey and Colney Heath. This, on top of training twice a week, is a big financial burden on the players. Training on its own costs each player £100 a season.

By sponsoring a player you will be helping these talented and ambitious players to play at the level they deserve, as well as helping to promote female football in our area. You will also be supporting the flourishing success being achieved at St Ives Town Ladies (4 promotions in 4 years across the two teams with back to back league wins for the first team) as well as supporting the growth and development for a bright future at the club. In return for sponsoring a player, you will receive the following:

  • Your company details on the player profile photo of your sponsored player on the St Ives Town FC website
  • Promotion of your sponsorship from the player, the manager and coaches, and via club social media retweets and posts
  • Further promotion of your sponsorship should your chosen player be voted as Player of the Match

Sponsorship starts at £50, but we are looking to help cover at least each player’s training costs (£100) if possible. All sponsorship goes directly to the player to help cover their costs.

If you are interested in sponsoring a player and receiving some promotion for your kind support, please contact darren.marjoram@ntlworld.com

Match Preview & Squad Details – Wellingborough Town v St Ives Town

WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

Pre-Season Friendly – Tuesday 16 July 7:45pm

The Ives make a summer evening journey in to Northants with a visit to old UCL rivals Wellingborough Town in a pre-season friendly.

Dylan Wilson, Jake Newman, Daniel Moyes and Charlie De’Ath all miss the game through unavailability. Ben Seymour Shove returns from holiday. Josh Dawkin is a doubt after picking up a slight hamstring strain in Thursdays pre season fixture with Godmanchester Rovers. 

Wellingborough Town FC
Dog & Duck
Wellingborough
NN8 2DP

Match Preview & Squad Details – St Ives Town v Godmanchester Rovers

ST IVES TOWN FC v GODMANCHESTER ROVERS

HUNTS FA 125 PREMIER CUP – Thursday 11 July 7:45pm

The Ives head into their 2nd pre-season game on the back of a comfortable 2-0 victory over Huntingdon Town last Saturday in which manager Ricky gave 21 players a run out.

Martin Conway, Daniel Moyes, George Bailey, Tom Wood, Ollie Snaith and Dylan Wilson all join the squad after missing Saturday’s fixture at Huntingdon Town. 

Both Andrew Osei-Bonsu and Jarvis Wilson returned to the club Tuesday and will also feature. 

New signing Dan Clifton is set to make his debut in an Ives shirt after signing from Rushden & Diamonds.

Please be aware that this game is being played at Huntingdon Town’s Jubilee Park as the pitch at WWR is still being prepared for the season ahead.

Huntingdon Town FC
Jubilee Park
Kings Ripton Road
Huntingdon
PE28 2NR

Admission Prices
£6 Adults
£3 Concessions
U16 – 12 £1
U12 Free
Season tickets are not valid for this game

New management team announced for the Ladies Development side

Following the announcement that Lisa Trigg was standing down as Ladies Development team manager at the end of last season, we are delighted to announce James Seymour (above left photo) as the new manager for 2019/20. James joins the club with lots of experience both as a player and a coach, and will play a huge part in the continued growth and success of St Ives Town Ladies. Also joining the Development team as assistant manager is Neil Martin (above right photo). Neil is returning to the club after a couple of seasons away, having originally been assistant to Darren Marjoram with the Ladies 1st team.

Following these appointments, Ladies 1st team manager Darren Marjoram had the following words

“We are delighted to have secured James as the new Development team manager. He is someone that I have tried to bring on board on previous occasions, so I’m very happy to have him joining us at this exciting time for female football. James has already overseen a few training sessions and shares our philosophy of developing players who are capable of playing in the first team. I look forward to working closely with James in the coming seasons. Neil re-joins the club after a couple of years away and he knows exactly how everything runs. Coupled with his excellent knowledge of female football in the area, Neil will be another big asset to the team. It was vital to have the right people on board, and with James and Neil in place we believe we have the strongest coaching team possible to continue the excellent work of Lisa Trigg over the precious two seasons”

Match Preview & Squad Details – Huntingdon Town v St Ives Town

HUNTINGDON TOWN FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

HUNTS FA 125 PREMIER CUP – Saturday 6 July 3:00pm

It’s the middle of summer and the Wimbledon Tennis Championships is in full flow, however tomorrow sees the start of the Ives pre-season programme.

We make the short trip to Jubilee Park to take on Huntingdon Town in the Hunts FA 125 Premier Cup.

To celebrate the Hunts FA 125th year anniversary, they have staged an invitational competition comprising of 2 groups of 4 teams. In our group we will also play Godmanchester Rovers & Cambridge City. The other group comprises of St Neots Town, Yaxley, Eynesbury Rovers & Biggleswade United. The winners of each group will meet in a final for the trophy (to be played 21-27 July).

Ives manager Ricky Marheineke said “The competition rules allows you to make up to 11 subs on a roll on roll off basis and I intend to use all 11 subs. Shay Griffiths will play the game due to Martin Conway being away. Fans will have to wait to see new signing Dan Clifton in action as he is unavailable. Tom Wood, who has been promoted to vice captain this season is also away and will miss the game. The squad is expected to feature a couple of trialists along with a handful of under 18’s.”

Huntingdon Town FC
Jubilee Park
Kings Ripton Road
Huntingdon
PE28 2NR

Admission Prices
£6 Adults
£3 Concessions
Free U10

Craig Adams joins the St Ives Town FC Football Education Programme

St Ives Town FC is delighted to announce that Craig ‘Bully’ Adams has agreed to join St Ives Town Football Education Programme, with effect 1st August 2019, as the Joint Academy Manager working alongside Lloyd Groves.

Craig started his footballing career at West Bromwich Albion academy before signing as a Pro player at Northampton Town Fc where he made his First team debut at the age of 17.

Craig has played for a number of Non-League clubs including Kings Lynn, Dunstable Town and Rugby Town until the age of 24 when his playing career was cut short due to a serious injury.

Since then Craig has coached/managed at a number of clubs including the U16’s at Peterborough Utd. Craig is currently the Assistant Manager of St Ives Town FC first team.

Craig is a UEFA A Licence Coach and will bring with him a wealth of coaching expertise to pass onto our education scholars

We are excited to have Bully on board who will be a great role model for our aspiring scholars.  

Photo by Martyn Haworth – MH Sports Photo

Dan Clifton signs

We are delighted to announce the signing of Dan Clifton.

Dan becomes the first new summer signing after meeting up with his team mates yesterday evening to complete forms. The 22 year old former Northampton Town professional is a classy midfielder who spent last season with AFC Rushden & Diamonds FC.

Please join me in welcoming Dan to the club and we hope your time with us is both enjoyable and successful.

Last seasons squad commit for another season

The message from the management team during the summer was a strong one. That message was to build and avoid a mass rebuild like last season. We are now pleased to confirm the following players from last year have committed to the club for the upcoming season.

Martin Conway

Shay Griffiths

Ben Jackson

Mark Coulson

Charlie De’Ath

Daniel Moyes

Danny Kelly

Ty Ward

Jordan Patrick

Ollie Snaith

Ben Seymour Shove

George Bailey

Ben Baker

Tom Wood

Robbie Parker

Josh Dawkin

Dylan Wilson

Jake Newman

We hope to bring you news of two new additions to the squad in due course.

The Thomas Quinn St Ives Town FC Golf Day – Friday 14 June 2019 – Results

The Thomas Quinn St Ives Town FC Golf Day

Friday 14 June 2019 at Pidley Golf Course

13 teams of 4 players took part with the format being Texas Scramble. In view of the conditions earlier in the week the weather was fortunately benign and the course was in excellent condition.

‘TQ on the QT’ were the winners with a net score of 55. The team consisted of Tony Wright Ross Sutherland Matt Silsby and Mark Macdonald. Along with their prize money they also received 4 sombreros and a referral to the handicaps committee.

The Piddlers finished second with a net score of 58  The team consisted of Vic Moseley Kevin Gibbons Gregg Robinson and ‘Concrete’ Willcox.

There were 4 additional prizes for nearest the hole as follows:-

Hole 3                               Madlebee

Hole 5                               Thursday Knights

Hole 12                             Coronary Care Unit

Hole 16                            Six Footers

My thanks to all our other sponsors and also to everybody who helped organise the buffet and carry out the raffle.

Lastly a big thank you for all of the players who took part in the completion.

The event raised £1330 for club funds.

Hunts FA award for Dave Misseldine & Gareth Chapman

Dave Misseldine & Gareth Chapman of St Ives Town FC have been awarded the Grounds Team of the Year Award which from the Hunts FA.

Gareth and Dave have put in a lot of work on a pitch that has been notorious over the years, however not a single 1st team game was called off due to bad weather last season and that is down to these guys.

It is an award that is well earned and very much deserved.

They are not resting on their laurels however as work has already started on the pitch including being verti drained, drill seeded and 40 tonnes of sand laid.

Click Here for the Hunts FA full list of winners.

Pre-Season fixtures

Although the dust has barely settled on last season, Ricky and the club have been busy arranging fixtures ahead of the 2019/20 season.

To celebrate the Hunts FA’s 125th anniversary they have arranged a pre-season competition called the Premier Cup. There are 2 groups of 4 teams, who will play each other once. The winner of each group will meet in the final for the trophy. We have been placed with Huntingdon Town, Godmanchester Rovers & Cambridge City.

Fixtures arranged so far –

Sat 6 July – (A) Huntingdon Town (Hunts FA Premier Cup) 14:00 k.o.

Thurs 11 July – (H at Jubilee Park, Huntingdon) Godmanchester Rovers (Hunts FA Premier Cup) 19:45 k.o.

Tues 16 July – (A) Wellingborough Town (Friendly) 19:45 k.o.

Sat 20 July – (H) Cambridge City (Hunts FA Premier Cup) 15:00 k.o.

Tues 23 July – (H) Ely City (Friendly) 19:45 k.o.

Sat 27 July – (H) Enfield Town (Friendly) 15:00 k.o.

Tues 30 July – (A) Kempston Rovers (Friendly) 19:45 k.o.

Sat 3 August – (H) Hendon (Friendly) 15:00 k.o

2019/20 season tickets purchased before 30 June are valid for all home friendlies. Please note that they are NOT valid for Premier Cup games.

Any additional friendlies will be added on here. Please check on here and social media for updates. Friendlies can be subject to time & date changes and even cancellation at short notice.

Ladies Development clinch the Cambs Women’s Championship South Division

St Ives Town Ladies Development team followed up the Ladies first team’s title winning season when they wrapped up the Cambs Championship South title after recording two wins over Park Ladies in a double header on Sunday.

The first game saw Ives take the lead early on through a tremendous Jade Carpenter finish, followed by a Tierney Coulson goal to put the hosts in control. But Park were allowed a lifeline back into the game as a slack back pass was intercepted by the Park striker before she finished past keeper Sophie Marjoram to make the game 2-1. But the Saints didn’t panic and further goals from Coulson and Fran Worrall sealed a 4-1 win.

So going in to the second game, Ives needed just a point to win the league title. But the message from manager Lisa Trigg was to go and win the game! The players responded in tremendous style as they lead 4-0 at half time through Jade Carpenter, Kirsty Wicks, Hannah Seymour-Shove and an OG. The scoring was completed by Carpenter with another fine finish to win the second game 5-0 and seal the league title for Ives, to follow up the ladies first team’s league success. Players of the Match were Jade Carpenter and Cherish Sibanda.

Shortly after the game Lisa Trigg announced she was stepping down to take a break  from managing the side. Lisa said “I’m so proud of all the players, not just for today but also for all their hard work through the season. They fully deserve this success and it has been worth all the hard work put in over the last two seasons since this team was formed. I’m proud of all we have achieved, and look forward to seeing the team continuing to progress over the coming months and years.”

Ladies 1st team manager Darren Marjoram said “This has put the icing on a fantastic season for the ladies section of the club. Lisa has been instrumental in the success achieved over the last two seasons, and she will be sorely missed by us all. She is not just a great coach, but a close personal friend and someone I can always turn to for help and advice. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Lisa for everything she has done for St Ives Town Ladies. Now we start to look ahead to next season, and are looking for new players interested in joining our ladies teams.” Anyone interested in joining for next season can get details from Darren by emailing him on darren.marjoram@ntlworld.com – open training sessions will be running throughout June.

Cambs Women's Championship South - 2018/19

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Sunday round up – 5 May

The Ladies 1st team travelled down to Brentwood in Essex to face Hutton Ladies with the ERWFL D1 title already in their hands.

A Georgia Stancombe tap in saw the Ives take the lead, but were pegged back and the game finished in a 1-1 draw. They remain unbeaten in the league with 1 game left to play.

Next game – Sunday 19 May v King’s Lynn Town Ladies – 14:00 k.o at the St Ivo Outdoor Centre.

Eastern Region Women’s Football League – 2018/19

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The Ladies Development side have their destiny in their own hands as they beat current leaders Haverhill Rovers in an exciting 3-2 win at the New Croft in the Cambs Championship South. The Ives goals came from Sophie Crook, Fran Worrall & Caitlin McGeown.

As it stands they require 7 points from their last 3 games to clinch the title as Haverhill have a vastly superior goal difference.

They are at home to Cambridge Rangers tomorrow (Wednesday 18:30 k.o) and finish the season this coming Sunday with a double header (two x 60 minute games) at home to Park Ladies. (First game k.o 14:00). All the games are being played at the St Ivo Outdoor Centre and they would love your support as they aim for the Cambs Championship South crown.

Cambs Women's Championship South - 2018/19

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Weekend round up – 27 & 28 April

Saturday 27 April

The Ives completed a very satisfying season with a 1-0 win at Coalville Town.

Click here for the match report.

Sunday 28 April

The Ives Ladies claimed the ERWFL D1 title with 2 games to spare in dramatic fashion with an 87th minute Emily Smith goal to beat Newmarket Town Ladies 1-0.

Click here for the match report & post match celebration photos.

Click here for the match photos by Gary Reed Photography.

Eastern Region Women’s Football League – 2018/19

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The Ladies Development side also kept up their title aspirations in the Cambs Championship South Division with a fine 5-1 win over Burwell Tigers.

They play current leaders Haverhill Rovers next Sunday in a vital six pointer.

Cambs Women's Championship South - 2018/19

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2019-20 Season Tickets now on sale

2019/20 Season Ticket Prices & Application Form

Adult – £165 
Concessions – £90
Student – £40
Child 12-16 – £20

THIS TICKET WILL ENTITLE YOU ENTRY TO FIRST TEAM, LADIES AND U18 HOME LEAGUE GAMES ONLY (ENTRY TO PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES WILL ONLY BE INCLUDED IF BOUGHT BEFORE 30TH JUNE).

FA CUP, FA TROPHY, LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP, COUNTY CUP AND PLAYOFF SEMI-FINAL/ FINALS, AND PREMIER CUP GAMES ARE NOT INCLUDED.

Click Here to download an application form