Category: Youth Team News

NEW U8’S YOUTH TEAM

As part of St.Ives Towns continued commitment to its Youth development programme, we’re now looking to start a new under 8’s team for the 2024/25 season.

The manager will need to be at least level 1 qualified, with an up to date DBS, Safeguarding and FA 1st Aid, they will also need an assistant that has all the required FA Qualifications.

Along with all the St Ives Town teams, you will train at the club’s fantastic facility at Quattro-Tech WestWood Road on Thursday’s and will play in the Hunts Mini Soccer league.

If you’re interested to be part of an inclusive club with lots of opportunities of progression, please get in touch with our Youth Development Manager

Paul Everest – sitfcyouthdevelopment@gmail.com to register your interest and get more detailed information.    

YOUTH TEAM TRIALS 2024/25

We will be holding trials for those looking to challenge themselves and join our youth teams for the 2024/25 season at EJA level.

See full details below of the open trials and who to contact for more detail and information.

Under 9’s:

Dates TBC.

Contacts:

Ed Shepherd – edsheps84@gmail.com

Mark Stirlin – stirlin25@gmail.com

Dan Cotton – dottycotton23@hotmail.co.uk

Under 11’s:

Dates TBC.

Contacts:

Tim Lowe – timothylowe2@mac.com

Under 12’s:

Dates:

26th May

2nd, 9th & 23rd June

Contacts:

Toby Partridge – toby.w.partridge21@gmail.com

Anthony Negus – anthonyrn94@icloud.com

Under 13’s:

Dates TBC.

Contacts:

Rob Blake – robertblake.41@icloud.com

Under 14’s:

Dates:

2nd, 9th & 16th May

Contacts:

Alistair Savage – asavage100@hotmail.com

Under 15’s:

Dates:

2nd, 9th & 16th May

Contacts:

Lee Whatmore – lawhaty1@gmail.com

Under 16’s:

Dates:

12th & 19th May

Contacts:

Tony Maxwell – tmax@sky.com

Luigi Pistilli – luigi.pistilli@domino-uk.com

2024/25 U13s OPEN TRIALS!

We’re delighted to announce we’re hosting open trials for our St Ives Town FC under 13s team for the 2024-2025 season.

For the 2024/25 season the U13s will be entering the EJA league (Eastern Junior Alliance) on Sundays, a proven high standard and very competitive league.

We are happy for players to be dual signed for Saturdays and Sundays, details of the open trials are below.

14th April 2024 – 14:20 – 16:30

Quattro-Tech Westwood Road, St Ives (the home ground of St Ives Town FC)

Please email manager, Rob Blake on robertblake.41@hotmail.com to register your interest for the trial.

Presentation evening!

End of season presentation evening

There will be a presentation evening at the club this Saturday, 13 May.  This traditional end of season event is an ideal chance to meet the players, management and socialise with supporters.  There will be several awards for various teams at the club including first team player of the year.  Admission is free and doors will be open at the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road from 7:00pm.

U13 Cup Finals!

The Ives U13s will be taking part in two cup finals next week, the Hunts County Cup and the EJA Challenge Cup, see below details of both finals.

Hunts FA County Cup Final v Godmanchester Town White

Tuesday 2nd May – 19:00pm kick off

Eaton Socon FC, River Road, Eaton Ford, St Neots, PE19 7AU

EJA Challenge Cup Final v Cheshunt FC

Sunday 7th May – 10:30am kick off

Takeley FC, Station Road, Takeley, Bishops Stortford, Essex, CM22 6QA

Good luck Ives!

Around the club – Fixtures 15th/16th April

Below are the upcoming matches this weekend for all St Ives Town teams.

Mens

St Ives Town vs Bedford town

Sawston Rovers vs St Ives Town Reserves

Ladies

St Ives Ladies U18s – No game

Biggleswade United vs St Ives Ladies Firsts

Isleham United vs St Ives Town Ladies Seconds

Youth

St Ives Town U8s – No game

St Ives Town U12s vs Holme White

St Ives Town U13 Black vs Godmanchester Town White

St Ives Town U14 Black vs Histon

St Ives Town U14 White vs Potton United

St Ives Town U15 – No game

St Ives Town U16 vs Arlesey Town

Youth Team Open Days

All of our youth teams are having competitive seasons and as we look to the 2023/24 season we’re looking for new players to join our already talented squads.

As a player for our youth teams you will have the opportunity to train and play on the 3G Quattro-Tech Westwood Road stadium, with unrivalled facilities at the EJA youth level.

The Eastern Junior Alliance (EJA) is the South East of England’s leading youth development football league for age levels U13 to U18. It is the stepping stone between regular youth team football to academy levels at the professional level.

We are also looking for new players for two brand new teams for the 2023/24 season, out U11s and U12s.

If you wish to join our squads then please see below the upcoming open training sessions at the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road that we’ll be hosting at different age levels.

U11s

Tuesday 23rd May

18:00 – 19:00 PM

Tuesday 6th June

Monday 26th June

FINAL OPEN DAY – Wednesday 19th July – 6-7 PM

To register interest please contact Anthony and Toby on anthonyrn94@icloud.com and toby.w.partridge21@gmail.com

U12s

Sunday 4th June

10:00 – 11:00 AM

To register interest please contact Robert on robertblake.41@hotmail.com

U14s

Thursday 13th April

19:00 – 20:00 PM

To register interest please contact Lee Whatmore on lawhaty1@gmail.com

U15s

Thursday 20th and Thursday 27th April

18:00 – 19:00 PM

Quattro-Tech Westwood Road Stadium

To register interest please contact Tony Maxwell on 07714 438823 or tmax@sky.com

Further May dates to follow

U16s

Thursday 4th and Thursday 11th of May

19:00 – 20:00 PM

To register interest please contact Alan Smith on alanfsmith@hotmail.com

Around the club – 1st/2nd April

Below are the results and reports from matches around the club including the mens, ladies and youth teams.

Mens

St Ives Town 1 – 3 Coalville

Watch the highlights here

Histon Reserves 0 – 3 St Ives Town Reserves

Ladies

St Ives Ladies Firsts – No game

Swavesey Spartans Ladies 3 – 4 St Ives Town Ladies Seconds

Youth

U8s

No game

U12s

Stamford AFC U12 Yellows 1 – 3 Ives U12

A really positive start by St Ives who put lots of pressure on Stamford initially who held off well before settling themselves into the match. The first half was fairly even ending at 0-0.

At the start of the second half we immediately pressurised from the off and after a quality cross from Rico Venditti ended on the head of Aiden Bonner we scored our first goal.  This was followed shortly after with a left foot chip over the keeper from Ollie Munns, who grabbed a second a few minutes later with his right.

A late goal from Stamford and some tenacious defending from St Ives sealed the win.

Overall a great team performance.

U13s

No game

U14Bs

No game

U14Ws

Bottisham 4 – 1 Ives

U14 White took a depleted squad to table toppers Bottisham.

A terrible pitch made for a scrappy game which Town dominated for large parts of the first half.

However, tiredness and a lack of options from the bench made for a difficult second half.

Town rallied in the last 10 minutes and got one back but a 4-1 loss was not an unfair result.

Players Player of the Match – Micah Ali

Managers Player of the Match – Charlie Lewis

U15s

No game

U16s

No game

Around the club – 25th/26th March

There was reason to celebrate this weekend with the Ives reserves winning their cup final on Friday night against Melbourn FC in their first season. Meanwhile, the Ives ladies firsts also progressed to the semi final of the cup as well after winning on penalties against Wodson Park.

Below are the results and reports from matches around the club including the ladies, reserves and youth teams.

Reserves

St Ives Reserves 3 – 0 Melbourn FC

Watch the highlights here: https://youtu.be/zmoPG2vQP2w

Ladies

St Ives Ladies Firsts 2 – 2 (5-3 penalties) Wodson Park

Watch the highlights here: https://youtu.be/A4R67pIQNRk

St Ives Ladies Seconds 1 – 6 Park Ladies

Youth

U8s

A really tough game today against a physically strong team and high winds made the conditions not ideal. With only 5 players the team really did battle hard and all of them looked very tired after a full 40 minutes each. Man of the match went out to Henry for not only playing well on the pitch but also making some great saves playing in goal for 2 quarters. McDonald’s on the way home for the whole team was a well deserved treat.

U12s

Ives 1 – 4 Peterborough RTC Blue

A disappointing result in what was actually a closely fought contest against the top of the table team. For much of the match we played the better football and the result once again was not reflective of the team performance.

First half finished 1-1 and we were firmly on the front foot. Unfortunately two very early goals conceded in the 2nd half knocked the wind out of our sails and we were then up against it. The boys battled to the end and showed great character in horrible playing conditions.

U13s

Ives 6 – 1 St Neots Town

Ives 3 – 2 Leigh Ramblers

St Ives Town U13 ran out comprehensive winners versus St Neots Town in the Hunts FA County Cup U13 semi final. Goals from Darius (x2), Olly, Filip, James and Tom secured a 6-1 win. Player of the match was Freddie. A great team performance.

Semi-final number two of the weekend for the U13s and the team secure another cup final place, this time in the EJA U13 League Cup. In a hard fought match in horrible conditions away at Leigh Ramblers, the lads had to dig deep especially after having played a tough County Cup Semi final the previous day. After going a goal down playing uphill on a boggy pitch, Whitehead latched on to a Windsor cross and drove the ball into the top of the net for the equaliser just before HT.  The boys started the second half strong and Kajfasz added a second after the restart slotting home after a Hollebon slide pass. Mustill added a third with a thunderous strike from outside the area. Leigh pulled a goal back to set up a nervy finish but the boys dug deep to secure the victory and their second final place of the weekend. The first time a St Ives Town team have made an Eastern Junior Alliance (EJA) cup final!

U14Bs

Ives 1 – 2 Walthamstow

St Ives Town U14 Black travelled to Walthamstow for the EJA cup quarter final tie.

St Ives started brightly and created several chances throughout the first half, however conceded a late goal to make it 1-0 at HT.

After the break St Ives equalised when Oscar Quickenden slotted home, St Ives continued to create chances but failed to take advantage. FT 1-1

Extra time, St Ives again continued to create the better chances however conceded from a free kick to make it 2-1 to Walthamstow.

With the game end to end, St Ives pushed for an equaliser and had opportunities in the closing minutes. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts St Ives missed the chance to progress to the semis. A big shout out to the lads today who with a depleted squad gave it their all, we go again!

U14Ws

Ives 3 – 2 Sawston

A hard fought match in difficult windy conditions.

Town showed great character to come from behind to win 3-2 thanks to goals from Wibberley and Windsor (x2).

Players Player of the Match – Sammy Windsor.

Managers Player of the Match – Sidney Reeve.

U15s

Ives 1 – 5 Arlesey Town

U16s

Ives 2 – 1 Stanway Rovers

New U11’s and U12’s Manager

As we look to develop our youth programme, the club is now looking for two new managers – one for an under 11s team and one for an under 12s team.

Managers wanting to apply should at least have an FA level 1 coaching badge, an up-to-date DBS, safeguarding and first aid certificates. They should also have a desire to develop their own coaching journey.

Ideally, the teams would play in the Sunday Peterborough Junior Alliance League with progression at under 13s into the coveted EJA league.

With the aid of the Youth Development Manager, we’d be looking for the successful managers to host open trials (held at the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road stadium).

If you feel that you’re ready for the next challenge in your managerial journey then please contact Paul Everest with a brief introduction, current team and your name and number by clicking HERE to email Paul.

Match Preview – St Ives Town U18 v Fenstanton Youth U17

ST IVES TOWN U18 V FENSTANTON YOUTH U17

Hunts FA U18 Cup Final – Friday 29 April 19:45

Tonight sees our U18s compete in their chance for some silverware this season as they take on Fenstanton U17s in the Hunts FA U18 Cup at Eynesbury Rovers FC.

Route to the Final

1st Round
St Ives Town U18 H-W* Huntingdon Town U18 (*Home Win – Walkover)
Fenstanton Youth U17 – Bye

2nd Round
St Ives Town U18 12-3 
Eynesbury Rovers U18
Godmanchester Rovers U18 1-1 (4-5 pens) Fenstanton Youth U17

Quarter Finals
St Ives Town U18 2-1 
Hemingford Colts U17
Fenstanton Youth U17 5-2 St Neots Town Youth U17 Sky

Semi Finals
St Ives Town U18 1-0 ICA Sports Youth U18
Eaton Socon U17 Colts 0-2 Fenstanton Youth U17

Eynesbury Rovers FC
The Alfred Hall Memorial Ground
Hall Road
Eynesbury
PE19 2SF

Admission Prices
Adults – £2
Concessions – £1
U12 – Free

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

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

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. 

St Ives Town FC – Football & Education Programme

A FEW SPACES LEFT!!

We currently have a few spaces left for year 11 leavers looking for further education alongside for time football.

For more details please contact –
Craig Adams – 07966 854897
Lloyd Groves – 07967 098514

St Ives Town FC – Education for 18-19 year olds

St Ives Town FC are offering an exciting opportunity for 18 to 19 year olds (male & female)

Have you recently finished 6th form or year 13 at college or another academy and looking to further yourself within the sports industry?

St Ives Town FC are now offering a level 3 diploma course alongside full time football training.

For more details please contact –
Craig Adams – 07966 854897
Lloyd Groves – 07967 098514

 

NHS & Club fundraiser

During a difficult time, we’re delighted to launch a fundraising campaign to support our NHS heroes & our local football club. 


Do you have a number of old coins leftover from a holiday abroad? To help support our NHS, and the club, we would like you to ask you to donate your old holiday coins to a great cause.

We have arranged a collection service that will allow us to collect any donations. To arrange a collection please contact us on 07930 196045 or email sitfcsecretary@aol.com

All donations will be split, with 75% of your donation going to our NHS heroes and the remaining 25% helping secure the future of your local football club, St Ives Town FC.