As we approach Christmas, here is the latest news from around the club
The Ives have three matches over Christmas starting at Leamington on Saturday followed by a Boxing Day home clash with Kettering Town and then a trip to Stamford on New Years Day. A reminder that the match against Kettering on Boxing Day is a 1:00pm kick-off. The Ives go into these matches 15th in the table, on 24 points which is four places, and four points clear of the relegation zone.
Reserve & A Teams
The reserves are without football action over the festive season which means they will next take to the field on 06 January when they travel to Eynesbury United for an Intermediate Cup fixture. In terms of their league position, the reserves are currently fifth in the Cambs League Senior B Division, seven points off leaders March Town United reserves. It’s a similar story for the A Team as they have no football action until 6 January when they host Houghton and Wyton. The A Team go into Christmas currently sixth in Division 2B of the Cambs League.
Ladies Second Team
The Ladies second team had match action last Sunday. Unfortunately, they fell to a 7-1 league defeat to Histon Development. The next league match for the Ladies second team is on 7 January when they travel to Netherton United.
Our boys under 14 team are the stand out performers of the season so far from the youth set-up. They are currently five points clear at the top of their league having lost only once so far during the current campaign. At the weekend, they beat Leigh Ramblers 4-1 in a cup competition. The only other youth football at the weekend saw a victory for the under 15’s as they progressed through to the next round of the County Youth Cup.
The latest winners of the 150 Club were announced at the weekend. As usual, there was prizes for first second and third. First went to Jack Clarke. Second was Peter Chapman and third was Paul Reason. The next draw will be on Boxing Day.
Also being drawn on Boxing Day will be the Christmas Draw. Before it is drawn, you will still be able to purchase tickets priced at £1.00 each. These can be purchased from the clubhouse during the game against Kettering Town. A number of prizes will be on offer to the winners.
New Years Eve Tickets
You can see in 2024 at the football club by purchasing a ticket for our New Years Eve Party. Tickets are still available and they are priced at £5.00. Please contact Gareth Chapman or Mark Walker for further details.
Get set for the launch of a Club podcast in the new year. This will be a new weekly feature from the club media team and it is hoped to be launched at some point in January. More details to follow soon.
A big thank you to all our commercial partners and to those who have sponsored the club throughout the year. On Saturday for the game against Hitchin, we had a group of Ives fans sponsoring the game who enjoyed our matchday hospitality, which continues to go from strength to strength. On the back of those fans sponsoring a game, we are pleased to say there has been more interest from supporters who want to follow their lead at future home matches. So if you want to do this or know of a group or organisation who wants to sponsor the club in other ways, then please get in contact with Mark Taylor: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club is always looking to recruit more volunteers. There’s always jobs to do or help required around the ground be it on a matchday or during the week. If you have a few spare hours and would like to get involved, then please contact Club Chairman, Paul Reason: email@example.com.
We always welcome programme content from supporters. This can be anything from a Birthday mention to some other news. You can also submit any music requests or stadium announcements on a matchday. To do this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chairman and Board of Directors would like to thank the fans, volunteers and everyone connected with the club for their support during 2023. Attendances for this season are currently showing an increase and it will be great if this continued into 2024 which we hope will be a successful one for the club. We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.