Category: General Club News

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.

Fantastic new Partnership with Great Annual Savings Group

The club are delighted to announce a fantastic new partnership with the Great Annual Savings Group. Over the last couple of months GASG have been assisting and advising the club in areas such as waste management, utility provision and a few other areas. Their advice, expertise and professionalism has been invaluable to the point where we have agreed with them to enter into a partnership which has the potential to not only benefit the club but also very importantly our very valuable sponsors, partners & supporters.

Founded in 2012, GASG is a business cost reduction specialist, giving businesses and owners the power to control their outgoing costs. With more than 10,000 customers across the UK and Republic of Ireland, GASG has built a portfolio ranging from sole traders to large multinationals in all sectors.

Gary Atyes, the Partnership Development Manager for GASG commented – “As a business we are raising our profile around the country and this partnership will do so further. We hope this is the start of a strong relationship with St Ives Town FC who are a very progressive football club and that we can support them in their ambitions and help local businesses reduce their costs at a time when every penny counts.”

Mark Taylor SITFC Commercial Director stated – “This is another great Partnership for the club to enter into and is of very significant relevance in the current very challenging economic climate with all businesses even more focused on controlling costs than normal. I have known Gary for many years and he has always been very professional, transparent, commercially aware and easy to work with.” 

Website – www.greatannualsavings.com

Match Preview – St Ives Town v Stafford Rangers

ST IVES TOWN FC V STAFFORD RANGERS FC

THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY – THIRD ROUND QUALIFYING
Saturday 31 October 3:00pm
Match Sponsor
Match Ball Sponsor – The Trading Floor St Ives

A last gasp winner at home to Leiston last Tuesday was enough to make it 3 home wins out of 3 this season.

Rangers are still looking for their first league win of the season, however they had a fantastic FA Cup run before losing to Skelmersdale Utd in the 4th round qualifying. Click here for Stafford’s fixtures & results.

The two sides have met in they competition before in the 1st round qualifying (28 Oct 17) with Rangers running out 6-0 winners. Only Ben Seymour-Shove remains from the team that took to the Marston Rd pitch that day. Line up – Marsden, Short, Jarrold, Smith, Kelly, Draycott, Clark, McGowan (Capt), Ogbonna, Seymour-Shove, Hartley. Subs – Sawyer, Dias, Wright. Att 495.

NHS track & tracing will be in place at the turnstiles. For those that do not have use of this facility, you will be able to give your details over to one of our volunteers before you enter the ground.

The bar will be open with a one way system in place. Entry will be via the back entrance. Please adhere to social distancing at all times.

The tea bar will also be open with a reduced menu.

The outside toilet block will be open along with the toilets inside the clubhouse.

The seated stands on the far side will be open for use. Social distancing will also need to be observed if you wish to sit. Family members of up to 6 persons can sit together.

For a full risk assessment, please click on the below to view / download.

Facilities – Part 1

Facilities – Part 2

Our programme is online only. (Click here to view / download it).

Admission Prices
Adults – £11
Concessions (over 65) – £8
Military Discount (with ID Card) – £5
Students (with ID Card) – £4
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)

Please note that season tickets are not valid for this fixture.

Mitch Austin

The club can tonight confirm the departure of Assistant Manager Mitchell Austin.

Austin, who join the Management team in the summer, has made the decision to take up the vacant managers role at United Counties Premier Division side Harborough Town.

Manager Ricky Marheineke had the following to say:

“Yesterday was a sad day for me personally and a sad day for the club. It’s only been 4 months since he arrived but Mitch has been heavily involved with all preparations and played a huge part in our good start to the season. I know how hard this decision was for Mitch, however, it was an opportunity he couldn’t turn down. I wish him all the very best of luck and I know given time he will be a huge success”

The departure of Mitch means Ricky Marheineke Jim Freeman and Gary Mills will now work as a threesome going forward.

The club would like to put on record their thanks to Mitch for all his hard work, dedication and energy both on and off the pitch. We all wish you the best of luck in your new role.

Match Preview – St Ives Town v Leiston

ST IVES TOWN FC V LEISTON FC

THE PITCHING IN SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION CENTRAL
Tuesday 27 October 7:45pm
Match Sponsor

Ernie of St Ives

With another enforced Saturday off due to COVID19, the Ives will be looking to bounce straight back after the defeat at Nuneaton last Tuesday.

Leiston are still looking for their first league win of the season, however they had a fantastic FA Cup run narrowly losing 3-2 to Barnet last Saturday. Click here for Leiston’s fixtures & results.

NHS track & tracing will be in place at the turnstiles. For those that do not have use of this facility, you will be able to give your details over to one of our volunteers before you enter the ground.

The bar will be open with a one way system in place. Entry will be via the back entrance. Please adhere to social distancing at all times.

The tea bar will also be open with a reduced menu.

The outside toilet block will be open along with the toilets inside the clubhouse.

The seated stands on the far side will be open for use. Social distancing will also need to be observed if you wish to sit. Family members of up to 6 persons can sit together.

For a full risk assessment, please click on the below to view / download.

Facilities – Part 1

Facilities – Part 2

Our programme is online only. (Click here to view / download it).

Admission Prices
Adults – £11
Concessions (over 65) – £8
Military Discount (with ID Card) – £5
Students (with ID Card) – £4
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)

Southern League Premier Central

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Centre forward joins the Ives

The club are delighted to announce the signing of centre forward Michael Harding.

The young powerful striker, who can play anywhere along the front line, signed paperwork over the weekend after joining the squad for training this Saturday.

Michael, 19, is a product of the Northampton Town youth and scholarship system. Harding also spent a short time on loan last season at Vanarama North side Kettering Town FC.

Michael will be available for selection for tomorrow’s fixture at home to Leiston FC at Westwood Rd.

Please join me in welcoming Michael to the club and as always we hope his time with us is both enjoyable and successful.

Nuneaton Borough v St Ives Town

NUNEATON BOROUGH FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

The Pitching In Southern Football League – Premier Division Central
Tuesday 20 October 7:30pm

The Ives make the journey to the midlands this evening as we visit Nuneaton Borough for a rearranged Southern League fixture which was postponed two Saturdays ago due to the COVID-19 outbreak within the Ives squad.

Borough are still looking for their first league victory of the season. Click here for Nuneaton Borough’s fixtures & results.

The game is not all ticket, however tickets can be purchased in advance. Click here to purchase tickets.

Nuneaton Borough FC
Liberty Way

Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
CV11 6RR

Admission Prices
Adults – £12
Concessions – £10
U16s – £3
U11s – Free

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Match Preview – St Ives Town v Redditch United

ST IVES TOWN FC V REDDITCH UNITED FC

THE PITCHING IN SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION CENTRAL
Saturday 17 October 3pm
Match & Match ball Sponsor

VM ASSOCIATES

Even though it’s the middle of October, this is only our second competitive home game of the season due to our self imposed lockdown.

Redditch have had an unbeaten start to the league season with 2 wins & 3 draws under their belt. Click here for their fixtures & results.

NHS track & tracing will be in place at the turnstiles. For those that do not have use of this facility, you will be able to give your details over to one of our volunteers before you enter the ground.

The bar will be open with a one way system in place. Entry will be via the back entrance. Please adhere to social distancing at all times.

The tea bar will also be open with a reduced menu.

The outside toilet block will be open along with the toilets inside the clubhouse.

The seated stands on the far side will be open for use. Social distancing will also need to be observed if you wish to sit. Family members of up to 6 persons can sit together.

For a full risk assessment, please click on the below to view / download.

Facilities – Part 1

Facilities – Part 2

Our programme is online only. (Click here to view / download it).

Admission Prices
Adults – £11
Concessions (over 65) – £8
Military Discount (with ID Card) – £5
Students (with ID Card) – £4
U16’s – 12 – £2
U12’s – Free (Accompanied with an adult)

Southern League Premier Central

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Bryan Moore 1931 to 2020

The club are devastated to advise of the very sad passing of Bryan Moore. Bryan was heavily involved with the club over many years looking after vital functions such as finance, the general structure and running of the club plus always mucked in to help with whatever was needed at the club. He played a pivotal role in laying the foundations for the development and growth of the club to what it has become in the present day. In his ‘retirement’ years he was a great supporter and very encouraging to everyone involved. His two sons Rob and Stuart represented the club for many years with great distinction. Stuart is now a Trustee and custodian of the club.

As a mark of respect to Bryan we will be holding a minutes silence before our game on Saturday against Redditch United FC. The club would like to offer it’s most sincere condolences to Rob, Stuart and all of Bryan’s family and friends

Luke Howell joins the Ives

The club are excited to announce the signing of midfielder Luke Howell.

Luke joins from National League South side Hemel Hempstead where he featured in their opening game of the season away at Slough Town.

Luke has had a fantastic career which include successful spells at Gillingham, MK Dons, Lincoln City, Dagenham & Redbridge and Aldershot before joining Hemel Hempstead last season.

Luke will be available to join the squad for this weekends fixture at home to Redditch.

Welcome to the club Luke and we hope you have an enjoyable and successful time at the Ives.

Bateman becomes a Saint

The club are delighted to announce the signing of Liam Bateman.

Liam has already featured once this season in our away fixture at Kings Langley but has now made the move permanent.

The 25 year old defender joins from Tamworth where he signed in the close season. The former Aston Villa professional has also had successful spells with Basford United and Kettering Town in recent season.

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

Local Buzz Marketing become the club’s Marketing and Media Partner

The club is delighted to announce a fantastic new Partnership with Local Buzz Marketing. 

With the club developing and growing so much in recent years the need for an overall marketing and media plan/strategy and ongoing implementation has become more and more apparent. In particular, a focus on the hugely successful and popular Scholarship and Schools Programmes will benefit hugely from this. After working with Local Buzz Marketing on a number of different projects recently, the Board felt that they would be a great company to work with to achieve this. We have also had fantastic feedback on how their array of different services have helped them enormously in their businesses. As part of the deal, Local Buzz will offer their services to all club sponsors/season ticket holders at a discounted cost. Full details to follow shortly.

Local Buzz Marketing are an award winning design and marketing agency. Please click on the company logo to visit their website.  

They are based at the Buzz Studios in St Ives where they also run the local Magazine ‘What’s the Buzz?’ You can find out more about the whole group by visiting www.buzz-studios.co.uk  

Jon Orchard, the Local Buzz Marketing MD stated. “We’re delighted to be working closely with the club and in particular the Academy. This is an exciting partnership for both sides. Having grown up in St Ives and recently moving Buzz Studios here, it’s great to be working closely with St Ives FC.”

Mark Taylor SITFC Commercial Director commented. “This is great news for the club and having Local Buzz Marketing advising us in these critical areas will really help the club to continue to grow and flourish. I have worked with Jon and his team over a number of years on different things and their creativity, professionalism, enthusiasm and performance has been first class.”

Quattro-Tech enter a fantastic new partnership agreement with St Ives Town FC

St Ives Town FC are delighted to announce an exciting new Partnership deal with Quattro-Tech Ltd (QT). A major automotive business in the town and area founded in 2013. This is fantastic news for the club to have the support of another really well respected, successful and great St Ives company. Two aspects of the deal will both see QT become the First Team’s warm up top sponsor and also provide their array of services at discounted rates to all club sponsors and season ticket holders. Discounts will be agreed on an individual basis on production of a current season ticket.

Quattro-Tech (QT) is your main dealer alternative for Volkswagon, Audi, SEAT, Skoda and VW commercials, using genuine VAG or original equipment parts to service, repair and maintain your vehicle whilst upholding your manufacturers warranty and service record. QT can offer a range of performance enhancing upgrades for a large number of the VAG vehicles through their performance partners Revo (exclusive partnership in Cambridgeshire who are market leaders in delivering switchable performance re-map software/hardware) and other performance suppliers.

QT offer a highly competitive, personal and direct service. They deliver exceptional value for money, demonstrate vast knowledge and experience, latest equipment and a customer centric approach. This gives QT the edge on competitors.

QT’s car sales arm, Quattro-Tech Cars gives a fantastic buying experience in the used car buying arena. All cars are hand picked by their experts followed by a structured check over by the brand trained technical specialist and an MOT. All designed to give the customer real peace of mind that you are buying a quality used car.

Justin Reason Head Of Operations at QT commented “Supporting local businesses, clubs and charities is important to Quattro Tech and we are proud to partner with St Ives Town FC for the coming year and beyond. As a business QT prides itself on delivering an exceptional customer experience, with high technical quality at a fraction of the main dealer price, this approach has built strong local support for which all at QT are grateful. We hope by supporting our local football club that we are able to support the local community in another way. Although winter is around the corner we are also looking forward to attending fixtures and supporting the team with loud voices.”

Mark Taylor SITFC Commercial Director stated “It is brilliant news for the club to have the backing of such a successful and well thought of local business particularly in such difficult times. We are really looking forward to working with QT and developing a great and fruitful relationship in the coming years.”

St Ives Town FC enters into Lockdown

As many of you are aware St Ives Town FC first team have suffered a outbreak of Co-Vid19, so far 2 Managers and a player have tested positive and we await the results of the other players and staff.

With a game scheduled tonight we were left with no choice but to notify the League that the club will be unable to fulfil the fixture.

We have a duty of care to the players, staff and more importantly our supporters many of who fall into the danger category.

The club’s Board of Directors have voted that the club enters into a complete lockdown of the First Team to ensure that our outbreak is contained, therefore St Ives Town FC will not play any games until Friday 16th October at the earliest.

Gary Clarke
Chairman
St Ives Town FC

Fantastic new partnership deal. The White Hart and Seven Wives with St Ives Town FC

St Ives Town FC are delighted to announce an exciting & exclusive new partnership deal with The White Hart and Seven Wives eateries / pubs / bed & breakfast (White Hart only). In these uncertain times it has the potential to both benefit the club massively whilst also providing valuable reciprocal business to both venues. As part of the deal, all club season ticket holders will be entitled to a minimum 15% discount on all drinks purchased at both locations subject to production of a current season ticket. We are also looking at an incentive for visiting away fans who venture into town before games and a number of other initiatives during the course of the season.

Brandon, the owner of both the White Hart and Seven Wives commented  “We’re really pleased to be in a partnership with St Ives Town FC. Myself, Hayley and the staff all follow the club and we endeavour to support them with sponsorship and any other fund raising ventures. Myself & Hayley have also sponsored Tierney Coulson who plays for the Ladies team this season. Tierney’s family all frequent the Seven Wives especially when the sun’s out in which we always welcome along with other families. Both pubs and ALL staff are excited about trying to grow and get through these trying times and with a collaboration/partnership with St Ives Town FC. We can do this by simply supporting each other in what is a miserable 2020 and hope that 2021 can bring all local businesses a brighter future by working side by side.”

Mark Taylor, the club’s Commercial Director stated “This is another great partnership for the club and has the potential to help both ourselves and The White Hart and Seven Wives enormously in what are very troubling times for everyone. Brandon has been very creative in terms of how best to maximise and develop this deal.”

The White Hart – A 500 year old pub is situated in the heart of St ives Town and has been recently taken over by Brandon and Hayley, have some great ideas to make this one of the successful pubs in St Ives. They are extending the courtyard garden and installing a pergola which will be roofed to provide all year round use. The interior which is slightly dated will soon have a new lease of life offering some of the best home cooked foods, tapas and steak nights in town. It has 6 rooms upstairs which are available to rent as room only at the moment, but will be having ensuite installed pre Christmas 2020.

Seven Wives – One of the biggest pubs in St Ives, just outside of the town centre. It has the biggest child friendly beer garden and always a massive hit with families, a real family community hub. Brandon & Hayley have had this pub now for nearly 2 years and had many issues which they came through as a team and community. It’s also renowned for live music, sport and a meeting point for families. This has been acknowledged by putting on family fun days & kids parties (Christmas, Halloween etc). They are looking forward to 2021 by having an enormous screen showing lots of sports including Euro 2021 and  will endeavour to put on a massive show for the community of St Ives.

Match Preview – Kings Langley v St Ives Town

KINGS LANGLEY FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

The Pitching In Southern Football League – Premier Division Central
Tuesday 29 September 7:45pm

The Ives make the journey to Hertfordshire this evening as we visit Kings Langley for a Southern League fixture.

The Lambs won 3-2 at home to Nuneaton last Saturday and advanced in the FA Cup at the expense of FC Clacton in a penalty shoot out. Click here for Kings Langley’s fixtures & results.

The game is not all ticket, however tickets can be purchased in advance. Click here to purchase tickets.

Kings Langley FC
The Orbital Fasteners Stadium
Hempstead Road
Kings Langley 
Hertfordshire
WD4 8BS

Admission Prices
Adults – £10
Concessions – £8
U18s – £2
Printed programme on sale – £2

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Match Preview & Squad Details – Tamworth v St Ives Town

TAMWORTH FC v ST IVES TOWN FC

The Pitching In Southern Football League – Premier Division Central
Saturday 26 September 3:00pm

The Ives head to The Lamb tomorrow looking to bounce back as quickly as possible after the deafest at step 5 Brantham Athletic in the FA Cup on Tuesday.

The Lambs drew their opening fixture 1-1 at Peterborough Sports and advanced in the FA Cup at the expense of Stourbridge in a penalty shoot out. Click here for Tamworth’s fixtures & results.

The game is not all ticket but Tamworth advise people to buy tickets in advance as gates will be shut to all except ticket holders when they reach their limit (600). Click here to purchase tickets.

Tamworth FC
The Lamb Ground

Kettlebrook
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B77 1AA

Admission Prices
Adults – £12
Concessions – £8
16/17 year old – £4
Junior – £2

Match Preview & Squad Details – Brantham Athletic v St Ives Town

BRANTHAM ATHLETIC FC V ST IVES TOWN FC

THE EMIRATES FA CUP – 1ST QUALIFYING ROUND
Tuesday 22 September 7:45pm

The Ives head east along the A14 to take on Brantham Athletic in the 1st qualifying round of the FA Cup this evening.

On the squad front – Dan Clifton returns to the squad and Edmund Hottor is available after serving his final game suspension at the weekend. No injury concerns from Saturday. Nabil Shariff (suspended), Seth Patrick (international clearance) and Ben Jackson (ankle) remained sidelined.

Brantham have already played two games in this competition, beating Benfleet & Great Wakering respectively. They are also unbeaten in the league with 2 wins & a draw. They did however bow out of the FA Vase last Saturday being defeated by Ipswich Wanderers. Click here for Brantham’s fixtures & results.

The tie will be decided this evening with the match going straight to penalties if the score is level after 90 minutes.

Please note that there are COVID-19 protocols in place at the ground. Click here to view / download.

Brantham Athletic FC
Brantham Leisure Centre
Brantham New Village
Manningtree
Essex CO11 1RZ

Admission Prices
Adults – £7
Concessions – £3
U16’s – Free

Bar will be open and refreshments will available from the kitchen.