Ellistown & Ibstock Utd were formed in June 2013 following a merger between Ibstock Utd and Ellistown FC and are now entering their second football season. The club's first season being the most successful in either of the founding clubs history, finishing in 3rd place of the East Midlands Counties League, qualifying for the FA Cup, FA Vase and Westerby Cup and also booking a place in the final of the Coalville Charity Cup.
The club play their 1st Team games in the East Midlands Counties League at Terrace Road in Ellistown and The Welfare Ground in Ibstock plays host to the Leicestershire Senior League fixtures of the Reserve Team outfit. The brand new club have maintained the official partnerships that Ibstock United formed in 2012 with Touchline Sports and the Matt Elliott Football Development Scheme with the management and coaching unit that goes with it.
The former Ibstock management team of Richard Hill and Paul Brown remain in the management hot seat with the coaching staff that Hill assembled in the 2012/13 season. Through the Matt Elliott Football Development Scheme, the club hosts a number of Academies and Development Centres held in conjunction with the football club.
The news of the merger was first announced by the two long serving Chairmen of the respective clubs, Andy Roach and Neil Costello. Andy Roach, formerly of Ellistown FC is Chairman of the new organisation and his counterpart, Neil Costello is now vice-Chairman in the re-formation.
The 2014/15 is expecting to see the new club continue to improve, be successful and answer the critics that plagued them during the last campaign