St. Ives Town Football Club, nicknamed “The Ives,” is a non-league football club based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire.
Established in 1887, they currently compete in the Pitching In Southern Football League Premier Central, which is part of the seventh tier of English football. The team calls Westwood Road their home ground.
At the time of writing, Ricky Marheineke is the current manager with experience at Histon and Huntingdon Town among his past roles.
St Ives Town FC, founded in 1887, quickly established itself in local football, achieving early success with multiple cup wins in the early 1900s and dominating the 1920s with league and cup victories. Post-WWII, the club experienced fluctuating fortunes, including relegations and promotions, with key successes in the 1980s and a historic top-flight promotion in 2004-05 under managers Warren Everdell and Jez Hall.
The late 2000s and early 2010s were marked by consistent FA Vase performances and local cup triumphs, including a significant third-place finish in the UCL Premier Division in 2011-12. The club reached a milestone in 2012-13, advancing to Step 4 in the non-league pyramid, a feat coinciding with the sale of notable player Conor Washington and managerial achievements.
Recent years have seen management changes and continued success, highlighted by a promotion to Step 3 in 2015-16. Despite challenges, including a tough 2017-18 season, the club has consolidated its position in higher divisions, with the Ladies’ team also achieving notable success. The COVID-19 pandemic affected the 2019-21 seasons, but the club rebounded well, finishing 14th in 2021-22. The 2022-23 season featured a commendable FA Cup run, ensuring continued Step 3 football.
Current management and coaching staff
Former players and managers elsewhere in the non-league pyramid