Thank You

I just want to start off by thanking the club and the Tividale community. I am very proud of being their manager for the last 7 years, an absolute honour.

I am very proud of being the longest serving manager in the league and to gain 310 appearances as The Gaffer. I am also going to miss all of the managers in the league and all our conversations on and off the pitch, they all do a marvellous job for their clubs.

I would like to thank all of my previous players, coaches and Physio’s who have all played a massive part in my reign as Tividale manager. Also, a big thank you to all of the sponsors who have contributed financially to the team but especially The Maverick and ISO Spaces who were there in the early years when we really needed help! I would like to thank all previous chairman of the social club and Tividale FC for their help and what they have contributed over the years, highly appreciated.

I would like to thank the current squad, what a bunch of guys this season! They have had everything thrown at them but stuck together and they deserve so much praise and I am glad they’re going to have a day in the sun on Tuesday too. I would also like to thank my current management team, what a bunch of guys! It’s like being in an 80’s-night club and it’s all kicking off but then we all meet at the burger van at 2pm and get it sorted

Big thank you to the Tivi Family for all what they do and the last biggest thank you of them all is the Leon Murray. What a man! The way he conducts himself and has supported me over the 7 years has been unbelievable. He deserves his title of “Mr. Tivi”. He has supported me all through this journey, through good and bad times, he has always been there. A true gentleman, I will sadly miss him, but I know we will constantly be on the phone still talking about football and I have gained a friend for life.

I would like to thank my own family for all of the time, effort, and commitment they have put into it and the time they give me to do the job. I am going to have my day in the sunshine on Tuesday and can’t think of a more way to end this journey. I am a man of principle and standards and have always tried to do the right thing for the football club.

32 years in the game, I don’t think I’m ready to finish just yet, I have one last dance inside me! I may need a little breather, who knows… but WOW what a journey it has been!

Thank you to you all

Legacy Secured

On the night of May 30th, 2023. Dave King will sit in the dugout for the 310th and final time as manager of Tividale Football Club.It would have been great to do it at The Beeches, but we suppose the final of the JW Hunt Cup against Lichfield City at the Molineux Stadium home of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC will not be a bad substitute.The Boss has decided to step down in the most amicable fashion after seven years in charge with his Tividale legacy secure.   The former Stourbridge youth manager took over in 2016, after Tividale was relegated from the Northern Premier League to the Midland Football League, and in his first season with a squad of players of whom the majority were in their first season of senior football he suffered relegation and Tividale returned to the West Midland Regional League. But patience from the club allowed Dave to nurture his squad, and in the following season. 2017/2018 saw him take the runners up spot and just missed out on promotion. The  following season, 2018, 2019 saw him bring the Championship Shield  to Tividale FC and promotion back to the MFL Premier.One of the longest-serving managers in the MFL Premier. Of his 309 games  His record is 151 wins, 43 draws, and 115 losses (36 of these in his first season). He has also seen a number of that young squad go on to make over 100 appearances for Tividale FC  including Dan Smith 244, Darragh Bustin 210, Tom Hurdman 202, Curtis Cocking 176, Brad Welding 158, Matt Hunt 138, and Liam Wilkinson 130In his 7 years, we as a club have had some high times and low times, but as far as Tividale Football Club are concerned, they have all been good times.Tividale FC will continue to remain in contact with Dave his wife Lisa and his wonderful family, and they will all be most welcome at any time at the club where we have enjoyed so many joyous and successful times.“It goes without saying that all of us at Tividale FC would like to thank Dave for his hard work, dedication, and commitment to the club and wish him and Lisa every success in the future.

JW Hunt Cup Final: Ticket & Travel Details

Tividale will play Lichfield City in the final of the JW Hunt Cup on Tuesday 30th May 2023 at The Molineux the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

There will be a coach for the final . The cost of a seat on the coach and match ticket will be £20 a head all adults and £17 children. The coach will leave The Beeches at 5:30pm.

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Use your name as reference, so that we can reserve your seat(s) & ticket(s)Tividale FC will also have an allocation of adult tickets priced at £5 that can be purchased from behind the bar. Children tickets at £2 can only be purchased on the gate on the night of the game.

JW Hunt finalist’s Confirmed

Tividale will play Lichfield City in the final of the JW Hunt Cup on Tuesday 30th May 2023 at The Molineux the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC after they beat OJM Black Country Rangers 3-0  in the other semi final on Wednesday 10th May 

Tividale will be the home team at the final.