ST IVES TOWN

BRIEF HISTORY

ST IVES TOWN was formed in 1979 from NANCLEDRA RANGERS, playing at Nancledra in the Amor Shield.

The club only had one side and the changing rooms were an old broken down caravan.

The club moved from Nancledra to Folly Farm, St Ives, playing in a converted field.

The club then moved to Polmanter Farm, St Ives where not only did they have a field for a pitch but had the use of a laundry room for changing in!

The club progressed to the West Penwith League shortly after winning the Marazion Cup in 1981. A reserves team was then formed and that then played in the Amor Shield.

In 1986 the club amalgamated with St Ives Junior AFC and it moved to it's present ground at Lelant Saltings under a 28 year lease from Penwith Council.

The team joined the Mining League. The 1st team won the Division 1 title and the reserves the Division 3 title.

By this time the club had formed teams for youngsters and the under-12's won both cups and leagues. In fact in 1991 the club had 3 senior and 6 junior teams.

In 1992 the club applied and were accepted to the Cornwall Combination League and has been one of the more successful teams since, having won the League Cup once and the Supplementary Cup three times.

Unfortunately the club has a problem as they are not allowed to build on their ground so can't have a clubhouse, toilets and have to use wooden buildings for the changing rooms and tea hut.