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One In One Out – James Goff Arrives from Northampton Town

One in and one out – James Goff arrives from Northampton Town FC.

We are delighted to announce the signing of James Goff from Northampton Town FC. The 18 year old goalkeeper is a first year professional and arrives on an initial 28 day loan from the League 1 side.

James has had two successful seasons playing in the United Counties League with Northamptonshire sides ON Chenecks and Sileby Rangers before being rewarded with his professional contract at the Cobblers.

Welcome to the club James and we hope your time with us is a successful and enjoyable experience.

Kai McKenzie-Lyle returns to Barnet FC

We can tonight confirm that loan goalkeeper Kai McKenzie-Lyle has returned to Barnet FC. The stopper who arrived on a 28 day loan from the League 2 club featured in all three of our Premier Division fixtures contributing to a solid start for the team. Kai unfortunately picked up an injury during Saturday’s home draw with Kings Langley bringing an early end to his loan.

We would like to thank both Barnet FC and Kai and wish you the best of luck for the future.

Lewis Ferrell Signs for St Ives Town

The club and our proud sponsors at are delighted to announce the signing of Lewis Ferrell.

After three impressive performances against Peterborough Utd, AFC Rushden & Diamonds and Bedford Town, manager Ricky Marheineke has moved quickly to sign the 26 year old centre back.

Lewis started his career at Stevenage FC before moving to Brentford. He has since spent 5 season playing in the Conference South for Hayes & Yeading, Farnborough, Staines Town and Hampton & Richmond Borough.

After suffering a serious knee injury, Lewis spent last season sidelined but has worked hard to get himself fit and has shown during the past couple of weeks what a tremendous player he is.

The manager had this to say:

“I’m delighted with the signing of Lewis. He is honest and hard working. His knowledge and experience is second to none. Some players lead by the way they organise and communicate and some with how they perform. Lewis does both. He’s a winner and wants to sign for the club to help move us move forward. I felt we needed a right sided centre back and I’m delighted Lewis has agreed to join.”

Please join us in welcoming Lewis to the club and we wish him an enjoyable and successful season.

AGM – Thursday 13th July

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of St Ives Town FC will be held at St Ives Town FC, Pro-Edge Stadium, Westwood Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 6DT on Thursday 13th July 2017 at 7.30pm.

Following the AGM, we will commence an EGM to propose changes to the current Club Constitution

All Club members (Season Ticket Holders) ONLY are invited to attend.


Many thanks for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

New Dawn For Local Footballing Talent

Following a hugely successful first season in the Cambs League, winning the League and Cup double, St Ives Town U13s (future Year9) managed by Brett Fairholm have been accepted to make the step up to The Eastern Junior Alliance (EJA) League for the 2017/18 Season. The EJA is seen as  the leading youth development football league in the South East Of England and the stepping stone between the academy levels of the professional ranks and the regular youth level in all counties. Spread over 9 counties and with approximately 70 clubs and 185 teams, the EJA gives youth players the chance to progress their game to a better level on and off the pitch: With higher standards of coaching, behavior and conduct, by teaching youth players what to expect, and what will be expected of them in their future football careers.

Brett Fairholm – “Playing in the Cambs League has been a fantastic experience and The Eastern Junior Alliance is a big step for our boys, most teams that they’ll be facing next season have a large saturation of boys that have been with Professional Academies from a very young age, but we are very confident that we’ll compete and leave a good impression on the teams we face. We will be playing in the Suffolk section of the League against some very strong East Anglian teams. This time last year St Ives Town didn’t have a presence in local, boy’s youth football and to achieve what they have in such a short space of time is amazing really….As a club we hope to be able to provide a standard of football for the boys in St Ives and the surrounding area that cannot be matched by other clubs. Playing consistently at the highest level will not only benefit the boys themselves but no doubt over a period of time, the club too. It will help create a seamless link between the Youth Teams, The Football Educational Program, currently headed by Jack Cassidy and our 1st Team Managed by Ricky Marheineke.

If you would like to contact Brett for next season u14s its


Striker James Hall Returns

The club and our sponsor Bookmaker Advisor confirm the signature and a return to the ProEdge of James Hall.

The 27 year old former Saint returns to the club and links up with manager Ricky Marheineke for the second time in 3 seasons following his departure at the end of the 2014/15 season due to work commitments.

Since his departure James has had very successful spells at Godmanchester Rovers, Cambridge City, St Neots and Kettering Town. James’s pace, power and willingness to stretch defences, resulted in him scoring 23 goals last season.

The manager had this to say on the signing.

“James is another very good signing and I’m delighted he has decided to return to the club. He is an exceptionally hard working and energetic striker who doesn’t give defenders a moment of rest. He’s developed into an excellent Southern Prem player over the last 18 months and his goal scoring record at our level speaks for itself. I’ve known James for many years and I’m really looking forward to working with him again”.

Please join us in welcoming James back to the club.


Lewis Hilliard Signs for St Ives Town

The club and our friends at Free Super Tips are delighted to announce the signing of Lewis Hilliard.

Attacking midfielder Hilliard 26, has agreed terms and becomes Ricky Marheineke’s fourth signing of the summer. The versatile and exciting midfielder can play anywhere across midfield as well as in a more advanced role off the striker.

Lewis won’t be a stranger to supporters of the Ives as he spent many years at near neighbours St Neots Town FC during our days in the United Counties League as well as being part of their success through step 4 and into the Southern League Premier. Lewis then went on to have short spells at St Albans and Biggleswade Town before linking up with former St. Neots boss Dennis Green at Boston United in the Conference North.

The manager had this to say:

“Lewis is a fantastic player and one I have enjoyed watching over the years. I felt at times last season we lacked creativity in midfield and Lewis will certainly bring that to the team. Not only can he create goals but he can score them as well. I’m looking forward to working with Lewis as he is the sort of player we want to attract to the club in order for us to try and continue moving forward”

Please join us in welcoming Lewis to the club.


Welcome to James Smith

We are delighted to announce the appointment of James Smith as the clubs new physio.

James replaces Liam Peaks, who stepped down from his role at the end of last month. After a successful meeting on Wednesday afternoon, James has agreed to take up the position with immediate effect.

With previous experience of working at both Braintree and Haverhill as well as  Cambridge Utd Ladies, James is a great addition and will reinforce the strength of our coaching staff.

James will work with the first team as well as the youth team players on our full time education programme.

The manager was very happy to have secured James services and is looking forward to working with him next season and beyond.

“We had quite a bit of interest in the role once it had been advertised, however, James was the outstanding candidate. After meeting James I know we can develop a strong and trusting relationship and am confident he will excel in his new role”

We welcome James and wish him every success in his new position.

Player Update: One Signs Contract and One Departs

One Signs Contract and One Departs

We are delighted to announce that last night (Monday 5th June), Danny Kelly signed a one year contract with the Football Club.

Will lots of interest from other clubs at our level it is great news that Danny has decided to remain with the Ives and to be part of helping the club progress. After an impressive first season, we are looking forward to an even better second.

We do however say farewell to Liam McDevitt. Liam has made the decision to move on and everyone at the club would like to thank him for his efforts last season and wish him every success in the future.

Manager Ricky Marheineke had this to say:

“I’ve chuffed Danny has agreed to stay at the club. He’s a big player for us both on and off the pitch. Danny contributed brilliantly last year and I’m confident he will have an even bigger impact this year”

“I wish Liam all the very best for the future. I would like to thank him personally for his contribution and the part he played in our successful first season in the Southern Premier Division. Liam is a great lad and I have no doubt we will stay in contact”


St Ives Town Welcome Three New Additions

St Ives Town Announces 3 New Additions

The club and our sponsors at are delighted to announce 3 new additions to the playing squad for the upcoming season. The manager has confirmed deals have been agreed in principle with Brett Longden, Jimmy Hartley and Phil Draycott.

Right back Longden is 23 years old and moves to us from Chesham Utd. The former Luton Town professional has had loan spells at Boreham Wood and Mainenhead Utd as well as being part of the St Neots Town side to reach the play off final during the 2014/15 season.

Attacker Hartley joins us from Southern Central Division side Barton Rovers where he helped the club reach the play off final last season. Jimmy is a young and exciting winger who is comfortable playing on either side of a 4 man midfield or in a front 3.

And finally, we welcome back to the club, Phil Draycott. Phil departed the Ives last summer following promotion to the Southern Premier division. He had an unsettled season last term but as we all know, will be a great addition to the squad for the coming season. The left sided player played a huge part in our successful promotion season.

Manager Ricky Marheineke had this to say on the signings:

“I’m delighted to have agreed deals for the 3 lads”.

“Brett is a fantastic signing. For someone his age, he has tremendous experience at our level of football and has been part of play off hopeful teams during the last few seasons. To have him on board is sign of where we want to take the club and am looking forward to having him involved”.

“Jimmy is another great signing. I watched him a few times last season for Barton including our game against them in the Challenge Cup. He was on every occasion the outstanding player. His is energetic and has the ability to create something from nothing. He’s comfortable in possession of the football and can play in a number of positions. I’m looking forward to working with Jimmy and helping him develop into the player i know he can be”.

“Finally, Phil. A lad I was disappointed to lose last summer following our promotion to the Premier Division. Last season didn’t go to plan for Phil, however he has an opportunity to come back to the club and get back on track. I know exactly what Phil has to offer and Phil returns knowing exactly what we expect of him”.

“All three boys will improve our already settled squad and I’m confident they will play a big part in helping us move the club forward in our challenging season ahead”.

Please join us in welcoming Brett, Jimmy and Phil to the club and we all hope your time at St Ives Town is both a successful and enjoyable experience

Brett Longden     Jimmy Hartley                 Phil Draycott


Working Parties – Tuesday 30th May and Saturday 3rd June

Working Parties at Westwood Road

The club is holding two working parties this week to get the ground ready for the new season.

The first is Tuesday 30th May from 7pm-9pm.

The second is being held on Saturday 3rd June from 9am onwards.

If anyone can lend a hand on either Tuesday, Saturday or both, your help will be greatly appreciated.  For more details please, contact Gareth Chapman.

Liam Peaks leaves position as First Team Physio

Liam Peaks leaves position as First Team Physio
The club can confirm that after a meeting last night with Manager Ricky Marheineke and Assistant Manager Jack Cassidy, Liam Peaks has left his role as first team physio.
Liam has been an integral part of the staff since the 2014/2015 season and will be missed by everyone at the club. We would like to thank Liam for all his hard work and dedication over the past 3 seasons and wish him every success in the future.
The club will now be looking for an immediate replacement for the 2017/2018 season.  Please see below for more details

Exclusive: St Ives Town Announces Squad Update

EXCLUSIVE: St Ives Town FC Announces Squad Update

The manager has been very busy during the last couple of weeks. As with all clubs at this time of year, Ricky has not only been speaking with potential new players for the coming season but also the squad who currently finished our successful first season in The EvoStik Southern Premier Division.

We are pleased to bring you an update on the playing squad so far. We can confirm that all the players listed below have agreed in principle deals for next season, with the signings proudly revealed by our betting partners at

Goalkeeper Tim Trebes along with defenders Jordan Jarrold, Lee Chaffey, Liam McDevitt, Jack Bradshaw and captain Charlie De’Ath will be joined by midfielders Ben Seymour Shove, Peter Clark, Eugene Libertucci and Tom McGowan and finally Danny Kelly and Dubi Ogbonna in returning to the club for the season ahead.

Charlie Day is the only missing player from last season to confirm for next year. This is due to Charlie leaving for a travelling adventure and the dates are not yet confirmed for his departure.

The manager had this to say: “it’s great to have spoken with all of last seasons squad and have them all on board again for next season. It’s always important when you are trying to improve as a team you retain the majority of your squad and are not making wholesale changes. It’s about progression not rebuilding. We have an excellent group of players and I’m looking forward to next season”.

Further news on the playing squad and the manager’s new signings will be released within the next few days.

Pre-Season Friendlies Confirmed

Tonight we can confirm our Pre-Season schedule:

Friday 14th July (HOME) Soham Town Rangers Kick Off 7:45pm

Tuesday 18th July (HOME) Peterborough United Kick Off 7:30pm

Saturday 22nd July (Away) AFC Rushden & Diamonds Kick Off 3pm

Tuesday 25th July (HOME) Bedford Town Kick Off 7:45pm

Saturday 29th July (Away) Peterborough Sports Kick Off 3pm

Tuesday 1st August (HOME) Eynesbury Rovers Kick Off 7:45pm

Saturday 5th August (HOME) Cambridge City Kick Off 3pm

Football Education Coaching Announcement

Jack Cassidy has added Gary Marheineke to the Football Education Programme Coaching Staff on a part time basis. Gary’s job will be to oversee the U18’s Match Days in the Midweek Thurlow Nunn West Division.

Jack Cassidy & Ben Seymour Shove will continue their current roles in overseeing all player development, head of coaching and education on a full time basis. Gary adds a wealth of coaching and playing experience including working for the FA full time as a Skills Coach and representing England Amputee’s as a goalkeeper in the European Championships later this year.

Everybody at St Ives would like to wish Gary a warm welcome to the club.

Presentation Evening – Saturday 13th May

St Ives Town FC Presentation Evening

Saturday 13th May 2017

A roundup of our awards given at our annual Presentation Evening on Saturday:

Our U13’s awards for tonight were:
Supporters Players Tom Smith and Dom Fairholm. Players player went to Jack Taylor

Our U14s awards tonight were:
Most Improved Isaac Everest. Supporters Player Mitkov. Players Player Leon Quincey. Managers Player Kai Bradley

Our Youth Team awards went to:
Jamie Short for 1st year Players and Supporters Player and Matt Wright for 2nd year Supporters and Players Player

Tonights Ladies awards were:
Managers players Kira Markwell and Amy Seymour-Shove. Most improved Amy Seymour-Shove and Players Player Kira Markwell

Tonights First Team awards went to:
Liam McDevitt for Supporters Player Jordan Jarrold for Managers Player and Josh Dawkin for Players Player

Special thanks also went to Michelle Thompson, Zoe Makeham, Lillian Chapman, Marina and Nigel Howlett, Charlotte and Sasha and Dave Claridge

The Chairmans award tonight went to Dave Hook

Ladies Team Announcement

Ladies Team Announcement

Ladies Team Announcement: We are today launching a new St Ives Town Ladies Development Team.

Following the success of St Ives Town FC Ladies since its launch, and after continued demand from players in the area, the Club are delighted to announce that we are creating a second Ladies team for season 2017/18.

The new team will be St Ives Town FC Ladies Development and has been created to allow more players to play competitively at the Club, and to also provide young and talented players in the area an opportunity to develop in the senior game. Having a second team will also allow a progression route for players into the Ladies first team. As part of the launch of our Development team we are also looking for players to further improve the First Team squad and help us achieve aim of promotion to the next level.

We are looking to recruit players 16+ for both teams for next season, and are inviting all interested players to contact the Club through Ladies First Team manager Darren Marjoram. Open training will take place every Friday, 7-8pm from 12/05/2017 right through the summer on the 3G pitch at St Ives One Leisure Outdoor Centre, California Road, St Ives. PE27 6SJ. If you are interested in joining St Ives Town FC Ladies, please contact Darren on

With the expansion of the Ladies teams at St Ives Town FC, we are also inviting applications for an assistant coach to join the First team, and a head coach for the Development team. All applicants should be minimum FA Level 2 qualified, or working towards FA Level 2, with current Emergency Aid, Safeguarding and DBS. If you are interested in any of these positions, or if you have any questions, please contact Darren on

If you are interested in being a part of this exciting development and want the opportunity to be involved at St Ives Town FC, please get in touch.

Presentation Evening – Saturday 13th May

St Ives Town FC Presentation Evening

Saturday 13th May 2017

To celebrate this very successful season the club is hosting it’s annual presentation evening on the 13th May.

The bar will be open from 6:30pm with the presentation of awards to begin at 7:00pm.

Find out if the player you chose has won Supporter’s player of the year and who the Player’s and Management have chosen themselves.