1st Team Pre-Season Fixtures – Updated 22 July

1st Team Pre-Season Fixtures

Haverhill Rovers – Saturday 24th July 3pm Kick off – Home. Replacement fixture
Hemel Hempstead  –  Tuesday 27th July 7.45pm kick off – Away
St Neots Town  –  Saturday 31st July 3.00pm kick off – Away
Stafford Rangers  –  Saturday 7th August 3.00pm kick off – Away

Please note: Fixtures can be subject to change or even cancellation at short notice.

St Ives Town U15’s looking to add to the squad for the 21/22 season

The under 15’s are looking to add to their squad for the 2021/22 season. 

The team is run by Phil, who is qualified at UEFA B level and is 100% committed to development and progression for his team. 

If you’re going into year 10 in September and looking for the next challenge in youth football at Eastern Junior Alliance level, then for more information about the team and its plans, please get in touch with either Phil at stivesdev@hotmail.com or the youth development officer Paul at sitfcyouthdevelopment@gmail.com  We’d love to hear from you.  

The club recently promoted and announced a partnership programme with Peterborough Utd, where players will get opportunities within that scheme to showcase their abilities. 

St.Ives Town FC Youth Update – 7 June

Over the weekend, our new u 13’s & u14’s for the playing season 2021/22 started the trials for their EJA teams. 

Across both age groups we had over 70 very enthusiastic trialists from all over the district that are looking for the next challenge in youth football.  

Under 15’s – Played at Norwich’s Colney training ground in a select tournament – Won 4, drew 1, lost 1. Credit to the lads for such a strong performance. 

Next seasons u12’s – Holding open trials on Wednesday 16th & 23rd June, 5 – 6 pm on the 3G at St.Ives Outdoor Centre.  If your son is going into year 7 from this September and interested in a new challenge. Please e-mail sitfcyouthdevelopment@gmail.com

More exciting news to come from the Ives through the summer.  

The Ives to partner up with The Posh for 2021/22

St. Ives Town Football Club have agreed with Peterborough United to become a partner club for the 2021-2022 campaign.

From The Posh Website – 

Posh are looking to build strong and lasting relationships with local football clubs. The idea of the partnership is to establish a successful link and pathway with outstanding local grass root clubs. This partnership will have positive benefits for both clubs, providing opportunities for players and staff members at partner clubs, through integration with our network of highly qualified coaches and our sport science team.

Posh Academy Head of Recruitment Sam Gaughran said:  “We are really excited that St Ives Town FC have agreed to become a Partner Club for the 2021/2022 season. St Ives are a forward-thinking club that do great work in the community helping players develop and enjoy their football. Peterborough United will be working closely with St Ives to help develop their players and coaches and building a long lasting positive relationship.”

Paul Everest, St Ives Town Youth Development Manager, said “We are really pleased to partner up with Peterborough United. This is something the club has spoken about for a while and really happy that is finally over the line. We are looking forward to working closely with Peterborough United to help develop our teams and coaches and this is important step to help develop the club.”

U12 Player Trials – 16th, 23rd & 27th June

St. Ives Town FC U12 2021/2022 Season

St. Ives Town FC recently announced major investment in a new state of the art 3G playing surface at Westwood Road, which will be ready for the start of the 2021/22 season. Alongside this exciting project the club are expanding its Youth Development programme.

We are delighted to announce that we are hosting a three trial events for this successful squad in preparation for the 2021-2022 season. The team play in the Peterborough Junior Alliance League but are preparing to enter the Eastern Junior Alliance league at U13’s, which many see as the most competitive league in the Eastern Region and sits between Academy and County League Football. 

Stage 1 & 2 will be training sessions with the third stage being a trial match.

If your child will be in school year 7 for the 2021-2022 academic year and is looking for an exciting opportunity to develop and enjoy new facilities, please find below the details of how you can register your interest and for further information**. 

Wednesday 16th June 2021 

Time: 16:45hrs arrival – 18:00hrs finish 

Venue: 3G pitch at St. Ives Outdoor centre 

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 

Time: 16:45hrs arrival – 18:00hrs finish 

Venue: 3G pitch at St. Ives Outdoor centre 

Sunday 27th June 2021 

Time: 16:45hrs arrival – 18:00hrs finish 

Venue: Grass pitch at St. Ives Outdoor centre 

How to book: 

Please email sitfcu11@gmail.com with the following details: 

* Players name 

* Players date of birth 

* Players grassroots team 

* Players preferred position 

* Any player medical conditions that we need to be aware of 

* Parent/Guardian name and email address 

Closing date for registrations is Saturday 12th June 2021. We will contact you via email to confirm places at the trial. 

**We will not be able to accept any players that turn up to the trial event without prior confirmation. 

Any further questions please contact our team on sitfcu11@gmail.com

Leisure League – Represent your Country in the Six a Side World Cup

FANCY REPRESENTING YOUR COUNTRY AT THE SIX A SIDE WORLD CUP?

Stuck for things to do during the evenings now that the football season is coming to an end? The thought of evening TV getting you down?

Why not take advantage of our industry leading leagues, get the squad together and get signed up for our brand new community league, starting soon. There’s no better feeling that grabbing your out of shape mates, thinking of a fantastic team name and being crowned six a side champions!

Who knows, you might even end up getting a call up to the national team for the 2022 World Cup in Mexico! Only Leisure Leagues can offer you the once in a lifetime opportunity to represent your country against the best six a side players on the planet. Start your journey to Mexico 2022 today

Spaces are now very limited now in our new ST IVES community six a side leagues at ST IVES TOWN FC on Sunday and Monday evenings!

To reserve one of the last spaces in the league please visit

https://www.leisureleagues.net/league/st-ives-town-fc/st-ives-monday

Interested in refereeing with us? Great rates paid weekly – make contact today!

New St Ives Town U13 team – Trials 6 June

St. Ives Town FC EJA U13 2021/2022 season

St. Ives Town FC recently announced major investment in a new state of the art 3G playing surface at Westwood Road which will be ready for the start of the 2021/22 season. Alongside this exciting project the club are expanding its Youth Development programme and will be introducing an Under 13 team for the upcoming season.

We are delighted to announce that we are hosting a trial event for this squad in preparation for the 2021-2022 season. The new team will play in the Eastern Junior Alliance which is the most competitive league in the Eastern Region and sits between Academy and County League Football.

If your son will be in the school year 8 for the 2021-2022 academic year and is looking for an exciting opportunity to develop and enjoy new facilities, please find below the details of how you can register your interest and for further information**.


Sunday 6th June 2021
Time: 9:45am arrival for registration – 11:00am finish
Venue: 3G pitch at St. Ives Outdoor centre
Surface: Astro

How to book:
Please email stiveseja13@gmail.com with the following details:

* Players name
* Players date of birth
* Players grassroots team
* Players preferred position
* Any player medical conditions that we need to be aware of
* Parent/Guardian name and email address

Closing date for registrations is Tuesday 1st June 2021. We will contact you via email by Thursday 3rd June 2021 to confirm places at the trial.

**We will not be able to accept any players that turn up to the trial event without prior confirmation.

Any further questions please contact our team on stiveseja13@gmail.com

Local tradesman Tim Scheutz wins MyJobQuote competition

The winner of the MyJobQuote tool kit competition has been announced with Tim Scheutz, a plumbing and heating contractor from Cambridge, taking home £250 worth of tools and equipment. 

Tim’s tool kit included a DeWalt drill set, a Pro Dry Core Case and Holesaw set.

Tim was delighted by the news, saying of the win:

“It was the perfect surprise when I found out I’d won the MyJobQuote Tradesman competition. Winning the tool kits is one thing, but having recently joined the platform to take part, I’ve been blown away by the amount of job offers I’ve received.

He went on to discuss the results he’d seen from joining the online job quote platform, which he’d only recently signed up for, inspired by the competition;

“I’d say I’ve received around £40,000 in job offers in just 4 weeks. I would highly recommend the service to others.”

MyJobQuote had this to say on Tim’s surprise win, and his subsequent trade success;

‘The team would like to give a big congratulations to Tim for winning our recent competition, we’re ecstatic to hear he’s won so many jobs through our platform myjobquote.co.uk already.’

The company itself partnered with the Southern Football League to launch the competition in early March, with the aim of further supporting and representing local business across the Southern League area.

Since beginning as a small start-up in 2013, the MyJobQuote platform has continued to serve and connect over 30,000 tradespeople and 1 million homeowners nationwide. 

The marketing company proudly promotes the power of small and local trade, and provides a free, secure, and valuable platform for both business owners and clients.

If you’d like to sign up to the website, here is the link to their page: https://www.myjobquote.co.uk/tradespeople-signup 

Sports Therapist Vacancy

Due to the departure of Jess Guthrie over the weekend, the club are looking to recruit a sports therapist for the forthcoming season.
If you are interested in this position, which will involve not only working with the first team but also the ladies squad and our academy players please contact club secretary Marina Howlett:
More details of the role will be provided on request.

Jess Guthrie leaves the club

We are sad to report that physio Jess has had to make the difficult decision to step away from her role as club physio.

Jess has been a loyal and valuable member of staff for a number of years and will be missed by us all.

Due to work commitments Jess will no longer be able to work with the first team or scholars and we all wish her every success going forward and hope to see her at Westwood Road soon.

Pete Branch – Funeral Service Details

We have received a message from Julie Branch with a the link for Pete’s funeral that will be held on the 23rd March 2021. As you are aware due to Covid guidelines we are sadly unable to attend Pete’s funeral but we do have a live stream link if you wish to view the service.

There is also a link for donations to support the network that looked after Pete, please see below.

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Dear Friends,

Please find details of the live streaming of Pete’s funeral and details of how to view it afterwards if you are unable to join for the live stream.  Details at the foot of this message. Please feel welcome to share the details with anyone I’ve forgotten. It feels an impossible task to think of everyone who might like to be included.

Below is the link for donations (if wished) to the ‘Men’s Club at Huntingdon Cancer Care Network – this was a lifeline for Pete throughout his illness and, especially via Zoom during lockdown, run by his lovely nurse, Andi. Funded entirely through charitable donations. Please no flowers at the funeral. Please mark any donations with reference A / Pete’s name (to ensure they go to Men’s Club) and add Gift Aid if you are happy to do so.

https://www.hccn.org.uk/donation-details/

Stewart, Keren and myself are overwhelmed by all the lovely cards, flowers and kind thoughts. Thank you so much – it is making the most difficult of times more bearable through the expression of  so much love and concern.

It is such a shame that we cannot get together to share our happy Pete memories, we know you will raise a glass to him with a smile. In the meantime please continue to remember Pete sitting happily in the sunshine with a smile and a pint!

With love,

Julie

Service Order for Peter Branch

Service Date 23-Mar-21 at 1:30
Service Chapel Chapel – Fenland
Website https://www.obitus.com/
Username gexi7614
Password 982033
Webcast: Live Webcast & Watch Again
Please send this username and password exactly as above to family and friends. You can login to our website at any time to view a test connection (and we strongly recommend you do this) but you’ll only be able to view the Live Webcast approx. 5 mins before the service start time. Please be aware this is a public building and the timing of the Live webcast is semi-automated to allow for services running early or late – please use your discretion if you can see activities not applicable to the service you are here to watch. Once the service has finished, it will take us up to 3 working days to get the 28-day Watch Again onto the website

2020/21 Season Tickets

The club can advise that all St Ives season tickets purchased for the 20/21 season will be transferred to the 21/22 season with nothing extra to pay.

The new season tickets will be sent out in due course.

Thank you for your continued support.

Pete Branch 1947 – 2021

Pete Branch   1947 – 2021

It is with great sadness that club has to advise you of the passing of Pete Branch.  Pete has been a supporter of St Ives Town FC for over 30 years.  In the early days when 20 was a massive crowd, he would often take around a box to collect gate money for the reserves.

Pete was a passionate Ipswich Town fan and In his younger days he played for Brantham Athletic FC and then later had a couple of games for Fenstanton FC.

He was a lover of good football by either side and would travel away with the first team from Great Yarmouth in one direction to Poole in the other.

He had time and encouragement for everyone and latterly helped with our budding little players on Saturday mornings. His support for the club continued even when he became unwell.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife Julie and his children Stewart and Keren.  

Fancy a New Set of Work Tools? MyJobQuote.co.uk is giving you a chance to win a set worth £250

Win £250 worth of new Work Tools

A new partnership between the Southern League and MyJobQuote.co.uk is giving you the chance to win a brand new set of work tools worth £250.

MyJobQuote.co.uk are currently looking tradespeople to sign up within our area. In return for joining the website between now and the 12th March 21, you’ll have a chance at claiming a new tool set.

It’s free to register and the site is great for local tradespeople and businesses looking for new jobs.

Competition Details:

To enter the competition simply register with MyJobQuote as a tradesperson and then email: competition-confirmation@myjobquote.co.uk confirming your account name, email and trade profession to be entered into the prize draw.

If you’re already a registered trader on the website, you simply need to email the address above with the corresponding information and you’ll be entered into the competition.

Entries are open from today until 5:30pm 12th March. The Winner will be chosen by 15th March and announced on the Southern League Website by 18th March 2021. 

The lucky winner will get to choose the tools they want from a pre-determine selection that includes all types of tools from building to plumbing.

GOOD LUCK

Player recruitment for our new U14 team for 21/22 season

ST IVES TOWN FC – UNDER 14 2021/22 SEASON

St Ives Town FC recently announced major investment in a new state of the art 3G playing surface at Westwood Road which will be ready for the start of the 2021 / 22 season. 

Alongside this exciting project the club is expanding its Youth Development programme and will be introducing an Under 14 team for the upcoming season.  

The new team will play in the Eastern Junior Alliance which is the most competitive league in the Eastern Region and sits between Academy and County League Football. The team will be run by two fully qualified coaches with good experience and knowledge at this level of youth football. 

With a renewed focus on the development of young, talented local players  this is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the highest ranked clubs (Outside Professional football) in East Anglia. 

There is the opportunity for progression into the very popular and expanding Scholarship programme, along with a genuine opportunity to follow recent players on a pathway into the 1st team.

If your son is 14 after the 1st September 2021 and is looking for an exciting opportunity to develop and enjoy the new facilities, please get in touch with our Youth Development Officer Paul Everest at SITFCyouthdevelopment@gmail.com to register your interest and for further information. 

State of the Art 3G pitch coming to Westwood Road

St Ives Town FC are delighted to announce that contracts have been signed for the installation of a state of the art 3G pitch at Westwood Road. It will consist of a 50mm 3G monofilament carpet suitable for elite football and certified to FIFA Quality Pro accreditations.

The club is grateful to have had the full support of Huntingdonshire FA and Huntingdon District Council.

This self-funded project has been helped by a grant for new LED floodlights, pitch perimeter fencing and equipment from the Football Stadium Improvement Fund and support from Mick George Ltd.

A high density performance shock pad, tested to FIFA Quality Pro, will be installed under the grass carpet; this will increase the life expectancy of the pitch ensuring it plays better and lasts longer. The shock pad will also improve overall performance and reduce the risk of injuries. Shock pads are also hugely important to meet various sporting code regulations.

The project will also see the installation of a new double beam mesh fencing with hot dip galvanised powder coating.

Work is scheduled to commence on Monday 22nd March 2021 and is expected to take approximately 10 weeks, it should be ready for pre-season training.

This exciting scheme will contribute significantly to the development of sport and community activity in St Ives by facilitating a range of year-round activities unaffected by the weather. The first-class playing surface will help to grow and develop grassroots football and improve the health and physical activity of residents in the town and surrounding villages.

Match Preview – Leamington v St Ives Town

LEAMINGTON V ST IVES TOWN

The Buildbase FA Trophy – 2nd Round
Tuesday 15 December 2020 7:45pm k.o

Having enjoyed a remarkable injury time comeback at Grantham last Thursday, the Ives continue their Trophy journey with a trip to higher league opposition Leamington.

The Brakes ply their trade at step 2 in the National League North. They currently sit in 8th place with 17 points from 11 games. They enter this year’s competition at this stage. Click here for Leamington’s fixtures & results.

Please note that as Leamington is situated in tier 3, the game sadly is being played behind close doors. DO NOT travel to the game as you will not be allowed in. You can, however, watch it from the comfort of your home as it is being streamed live. Click here for more details on how to purchase.

The tie will be decided on the night with it going straight to penalties if the score is level after 90 minutes.

The winners of this tie will travel to National League side Wrexham this coming Saturday (19 Dec) in round 3.

Match Preview – Grantham Town v St Ives Town

GRANTHAM TOWN V ST IVES TOWN

The Buildbase FA Trophy – 1st Round
Thursday 10 December 2020 7:45pm k.o

Although the league campaign is currently paused, the FA Trophy is continuing as per schedule and the Ives head to Lincolnshire for a 1st round clash against Grantham Town.

The Gingerbreads ply their trade at step 3 in the Northern Premier League. They currently sit in 21st place with 3 points from 8 games. They won 2-0 at Yaxley in the previous round. Click here for Grantham’s fixtures & results.

Please note that as Grantham is situated in tier 3, the game sadly is being played behind close doors. DO NOT travel to the game as you will not be allowed in. You can, however, watch it from the comfort of your home as it is being streamed live via Facebook. Click here for more details on how to purchase.

A match day programme is also available. Click here to purchase.

As per the previous round, the tie will be decided with it going straight to penalties if the score is level after 90 minutes.

This game was postponed on Tuesday 8 December due to a frozen pitch and rescheduled for Thursday 10 December.

The draw for the next two rounds have been made. The winners of tonights tie will travel to National League North side Leamington next Tuesday (15 Dec) in round 2. The winners of that tie will then travel to National League side Wrexham on Saturday 19 Dec in round 3.

Southern League & FA Trophy Update – 4 Dec 20

Last night the Southern League released the below statement with regards to league fixtures.

The Clubs in membership of the Northern Premier, Southern and Isthmian Leagues (the Trident Leagues) met earlier this week to consider the challenges and issues brought about by the reintroduction of Tiers after the raising of the nationwide lockdown with effect from yesterday.
The clubs were asked to vote on a proposition that the pause in fixtures be continued with a regular review in light of changes to the Tiers and/or grants becoming available. The first review to be no later than 16th December. The total votes cast by the 224 Clubs show a substantial number of Clubs in agreement with the proposition.  The matter has been considered today and is subject to comment by The FA.
A further statement will be issued in due course.
Once we receive more details we will issue them on our website and via social media. However, we can confirm that tomorrow’s league game at home to Nuneaton Borough has been postponed.
Our FA Trophy game at Grantham Town this coming Tuesday (8 Dec) is planned to go ahead as scheduled. Sadly, however, as Grantham has placed in tier 3 the game will be played behind closed doors. Grantham have advised that their videographer thinks it will be possible to stream the game through a Facebook live. They will do a test at the ground first and once they’re happy that it’s going to work they will post all the details and we will relay them via this website and our social media platforms.