Category: General Club News

Match Preview & Squad Details – Redditch United v St Ives Town

The Ives head to Worcestershire on the back of the excellent 1-0 victory at Lowestoft Town on Tuesday.

We have no new injury concerns following the first week of the season.

We have signed Jack O’Connor on loan from Kettering Town and subject to paperwork Jack could be available to join the squad for tomorrows game.

There is a coach available for the game leaving Westwood Road at 11:00. £10 per person.

Redditch United FC
The TRICO Stadium
Bromsgrove Road
B97 4RN

Admission – £10 Adults, £6 Concessions, £2 U16

Two go out on dual registration

The club can confirm that Jamie Short and Lloyd Groves have both signed dual registrations with March Town and Soham Town Rangers respectively.

With Jamie and Lloyd in need of minutes following the first week of the season, Manager Ricky Marheineke has allowed both to sign dual registration to get some game time and be ready to return to the squad in match condition when called upon.

We wish both the players and clubs a successful period and look forward to seeing them back in the squad in the not so distant future.

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

For the first in a very long time, possibly ever, the Ives head east for a league fixture.

After the fantastic victory over Tamworth on Saturday, the Ives will be looking to build on that result on a Tuesday night visit to the Trawler Boys in the Evo-Stik South Premier Central Division.

On the squad front there are no injury concerns from Saturday plus Joe Hood and Danny Kelly are both available for selection after missing the weekend victory over Tamworth.

There is a coach available for tonight’s game leaving Westwood Road at 15:30. £10 per person.

Lowestoft Town FC
Crown Meadow (Amber Dew Events Stadium)
Love Road
NR32 2PA

Admission – £11 Adults, £8 Concessions, £2 U16

Peterborough United defender Cartwright joins on loan

We are delighted to announce the signing of Sam Cartwright from Peterborough United FC.

Defender Cartwright who signed a three year professional contract in October of last year has signed on loan until January 1st 2019.

The young centre back who can also play as a right back has been a regular feature in the first team squad during pre season. With all paperwork now completed, he will go straight into the squad for tomorrow’s season opener at home to Tamworth.

Please join me in welcoming Sam to the club and we hope your stay with us is successful one.

Match Preview – St Ives Town v Tamworth


Evo-Stik League South Premier Central
Saturday 11 August 3pm

We welcome Tamworth to WWR tomorrow for the start the league campaign. It probably couldn’t be a tougher start as Tamworth were in the National Conference until 2014. However, another relegation sees The Ives meet The Lambs for the very first time.

Ives manager Ricky has been busy recruiting this summer and along with several new players, he has also recruited Craig ‘Bully’ Adams as his assistant from Biggleswade Town.

On the squad front. Jordan Patrick is ruled out through injury. Dylan Wilson faces a fitness test but hopeful he will be able to feature in the squad as he recovers from a groin injury.

The club has made the decision that the match day programme will be online only this season. (Click here to view / download it). There will however be a 4 page ‘mini programme’ available within the ground on the day of the game for 30p.

Admission Prices

Adults – £10
Concessions (Over 65) – £6
Military Discount (with ID Card) – £5
Students (With ID Card) – £4
U16’s – £2

Match day sponsor – Cambridge Sensotec


Cambridge Sensotec become the First Team Home Kit Sponsor

‘St Ives Town FC are very proud and delighted to announce a new Partnership deal with Cambridge Sensotec Ltd as the club’s new flagship First Team Home Kit Sponsor. This is for at least the next two seasons and is massively important as the club looks to consolidate and build as an established Step Three Side.

Mark Taylor the Club’s Commercial Director commented ‘This is fantastic news for the club and is so important to its continued growth, development and success. It helps massively to give financial certainty. Cambridge Sensotec have supported the club brilliantly since 2011 and are a hugely successful local business. To have them now take over the home kit deal is a testament to the great relationship we have developed with them and the support they give to the local community’

Mark Swetnam Cambridge Sensotec’s Managing Director added ‘I have been supporting St Ives Town for a number of years, following them as they progressed through the leagues. During this time my Company has had a fruitful sponsorship relationship with the club and we are now delighted to be able to sponsor the First Team Squad’s shirts for the first time. There is no denying Step Three Football is incredibly challenging but we wouldn’t want it any other way. To be connected with a team of high achievers is exactly what our high achieving business wants to do. We wish the club every success in the forthcoming season.’

1st Team Player Sponsorship Opportunities

You or your company can sponsor a player or one of the management team for just £100 for the upcoming 2018/19 season, with the benefit of having your sponsorship advertised on our website and through our social media outlets (Twitter & Facebook).

Please contact Gary / Maureen Clarke – for more information or see one of the club officials on a match day.

George Bailey signs

We are pleased to announce the signing of George Bailey.

The young exciting attacker can operate as a centre forward or in an advanced midfield position. George, 20, spent last season at Biggleswade Town FC, scoring a hatrick on his debut against Farnborough back in October. George went on to average just under 1 goal in 2 games for the remainder of the season.

We would like to thank Biggleswade Town manager Lee Allison in helping with the smooth transition of the signing.

Please join me in welcoming George to the club and we look forward to a successful season ahead.

Midfielder Munashe signs

The club are delighted to announce the signing of midfielder Munashe Sundire.

After impressing during the first month of pre season, Sundire, 21 has now put pen to paper for the coming season.

The energetic hard working midfielder has previously had spells at Kempston Rovers, Chesham and Kettering Town.

Please join me in welcoming Munashe to the Ives.

St Ives Town Ladies Player Sponsorship Opportunities

Since the Ladies team was formed, they have been a revelation. Twice winning promotion in the last 3 seasons and will take their place in the Eastern Region Women’s League for season 2018/19. Now you can show your support with player sponsorship. 

You or your company can sponsor a player for just £50 for the upcoming 2018/19 season, with the benefit of having your sponsorship advertised on our website, online programme and through our social media outlets (Twitter & Facebook).

Please contact Darren Marjoram – for more information.

Striker puts pen to paper

We are delighted to announce that Dylan Wilson has signed for the club.

18 year old Wilson who spent last season with Rushden and Higham United in the United Counties League hit over 35 goals in less than 40 games in his first season of men’s football.

Dylan has impressed during pre season hitting both goals in our first two pre season fixtures against Soham Town and Peterborough Sports in 45 minute appearances.

The youngster has a bright future ahead of him and both manager Ricky Marheineke and assistant manager Bully Adams are delighted to have him on board.

Welcome to the club Dylan and we wish you a successful season ahead.

2018/19 Southern League Central fixtures released

The Southern League have today released the fixtures for the 2018/19 season and we start the campaign on Sat August 11 with a home fixture against former Conference side Tamworth FC.

This is followed by a Tuesday night visit (14 August) to the Suffolk coast with an encounter against Lowestoft Town. We last visited Lowestoft in August 2008 for an FA Cup Extra Preliminary tie in which the home side were the victors with a 2-1 scoreline. We were both plying our trade at step 5 at the time.

We play Royston Town away on Bank Holiday Monday 27 August. The return fixture at WWR is on Boxing Day 26 December.

The battle of the Saints (St Ives v St Neots) will take place on New Years Day (away) and Easter Monday 22 April (home) respectively.

Click here for the full fixture list.

Mick George renew their sponsorship with the Ives

The club has managed to renew its partnership with local business Mick George Ltd, who for a fourth consecutive year will remain as sponsor to one of the stands at the WWR facilities, for which it played an integral part in creating the seated area that lines the playing pitch. In addition, the company will continue as the official Academy Partner.

Equally, Mick George Ltd will provide complementary waste services, taking care of all skip and bin collections generated on match-days, which will undoubtedly boost the clubs’ financial situation.

Behind the scenes, there are various projects ongoing to enhance the Saints playing and training facilities. Mick George Ltd has vowed to support those developments, most notably in the form of multiple service and material provisions which include; Soil to repair the pitch, gravel and ballast for the respective car-park and access route upgrades, as well as skips for disposing of Clubhouse debris.

Mark Taylor, Commercial Director said: ‘’Mick George Ltd has been a fantastic supporter and partner of the club for many years and it is a real testament to the business that it has always retained its ethos of helping so many community projects and causes whilst formulating such a prestigious brand. Our relationship continues to develop to different levels with various initiatives and ideas being explored.’’

Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Our links with the local community in, and around St.Ives are well established, and one we’re particularly proud of, as we are with all of our grass-root partnerships. Having operated from the location for a number of years, the business continues to build a wonderful relationship with the nearby residents and other commercial businesses.’’

St Ives company Move with Us renew sponsorship for the Ladies 2018-19 home playing kit

We are pleased to announce that local property company Move with Us, will once again be sponsoring the St Ives Town Ladies home playing kits again this coming season.

Ladies first team manger Darren Marjoram said “I would like to thank Move with Us for their continued support of both the Ladies first and Development teams for the upcoming season. It’s support from companies within the local community such as Move with Us that helps the club to continue to grow and flourish.”

Click here to visit the Move with Us website

Two return to the Ives

Manager Ricky Marheineke has confirmed we will have a couple of familiar faces returning to the club for next season.

Firstly we welcome back Tom McGowan. Tom was one of our stand out players in our first season at step 3 and had a big impact at the start of last season before having to take a break to focus on his business. I have no doubt Tom will be another big player for the team going forward.

Secondly, returning to the club is Mark Coulson. Left back Coulson spent a few months with the club the season before last. The vastly experienced former professional will again bring valuable experience to the team and defensive line.

Welcome back to both and good luck for the season.

Above photos – Mark Coulson (left) & Tom McGowan (right).

Jordan Patrick signs

We are delighted to announce that Jordan Patrick has joined the club.

Former Cambridge United professional Patrick who can operate as a wide player or full back has a wealth of knowledge at our level and will bring valuable experience both on and off the pitch as we approach the coming season.

Please join me in welcoming Jordan to the club and as always we hope your time with us is a successful one.