Nania returns to the Ives as new Club President

St Ives Town Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Neville Nania as their new club president.

Neville is one of the most well-known figures in Huntingdonshire football and returns to the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road having previously been club Chairman for a 10-year term before standing down in 2010 and moving into football management with Godmanchester Rovers as first team manager in the Eastern Counties League. Basically, to fulfil his desire to go back into coaching and management.

His role as President will see him work with the current board of directors in developing the club strategy as well as assisting with raising the profile of the club.

Club Chairman Paul Reason said “I would like to welcome Neville back to the club. The club continues to grow and the fantastic team that we have built behind the scenes has played a large part in the big strides the club has made in the last couple of years. The appointment of Neville will only improve this and his assistance with the overall strategy of the club, and the innovative ideas he will bring, will be a massive benefit to St Ives Town”.

The new Ives president said“ Since moving away from Godmanchester Rovers in 2016 after winning the Hunts Senior Cup as my last game, I took the opportunity to watch my team Crystal Palace as a season ticket holder, which I thoroughly enjoy and spending more time with the family. However, from afar I have seen how St Ives continue to grow as a club under the stewardship of Paul Reason and the rest of his team of volunteers. Indeed, In the past I had an association with St Ives Town for 17 consecutive years as was also Chairman of the St Ives Town Colts club before taking the reigns of the senior club. When Paul asked me to consider taking the role of President, and after discussion with my wife and family, I had no hesitation in accepting and look forward to how I can help the club raise its profile in the years ahead”