NPL

1st Team Squad

Management Team

Ian Richards - Manager
He began his career with Blackburn Rovers but failed to make the first team and moved on to Halifax Town, where he made 24 Football League appearances. He went on to play for non-league teams Belper Town and Stocksbridge Park Steels where he played along side Jamie Vardy & was part of the promotion winning team. He went onto manager Penistone Church F.C. for 12 years taking them from local football to NCEL big hitters, winning trophies along the way. Away from football he is the Assistant Principal at Penistone Grammar School. Appointed Stocksbridge manager in September 2021
Andy Ring - Assistant Manager
Andy Ring is a Stocksbridge Steels FC legend. He joined Penistone Church after 11 successful years at Stocksbridge, making 330 appearances, scoring 110 goals in the process. Since 2014 he became Church’s record goalscorer with 84 goals in 194 appearances for them. He followed new manager Ian Richards back to Stocksbridge where he took over as new 1st team coach.
Pete Goldstraw - Coach
Part of Ian Richards backroom staff, followed him from Penistone. Well know up at Stocksbridge for his time behind the camera. Current store manager at Aldi in Stocksbridge
Sam Ewans - Physio
Sam has been with the club for over a year and is currently doing his degree at Leeds Beckett University.
Gary Ward - Kitman
Gary Ward is the clubs long serving kit manager, having first took up the post under Wayne Biggins. Gary has played disability football for Sheffield FC, Derek Dooley, Sheffield Wednesday, Sherwood Colliery. Now plays for City Knights

Goalkeepers

Defenders

Jordan Lemon
Lemon is a right-back who has been featured in Team of the Years before. He signed for the Steels at the end of 2018 from Matlock Town and has been a regular in the first team ever since.
Jack Tinker
Signed in October 2021 from Brighouse Town. A young full back who can plan on either flank. Has played for Shelley FC in the NWCL and also was part of the Barnsley FC Shadow Scholarship

Midfielders

Sam Finlaw
Finlaw joined last season from Staveley Miners Welfare but only made one appearance before the season was ended prematurely. The central midfielder was highly regarded in Staveley and will be showing why at the Eco Power Environmental Stadium this season.
Ross Goodwin
Goodwin is coming into his third season with Stocksbridge after signing for us in 2019, though hopefully this will be a season he gets to complete. The central midfielder is known for his tough tackling.
Kurtis Turner
Kurtis Turner re-signed for Steels as Ian Richard\'s first new signing, the ex Barnsley midfielder had enjoyed a brief spell at local rivals Penistone Church.
Alex O\'Connor
Autumn 2021 signing for Yorkshire rivals Brighouse Town. Has previously played for Hyde and was part of Barnsley’s Shadow Scholarship scheme. O’Connor was actually raised in Australia and attracted headlines as a youngster for his talent and ambition to become a professional player. He was coached in the AC Milan academy in Australia by former Italy international Andrea Icardi who said he had unlimited potential.

Forwards

Ben Partridge
Partridge has played for clubs such AFC Mansfield, Handsworth and Harworth Colliery before signing with Ollerton. When he was at Mansfield, he played under Stocksbridge legend Mark Ward. He primarily plays as a striker but can also be used as a winger. He joined from Ollerton Town this season, scoring seven goals in 21 appearances
Nick Guest
Nick joined in early 2022 from NPL rivals Pontefract. Nick has had two spells there and is well known to manager Ian following a spell at Penistone Church. Nick has also played for FC Mansfield Town, Ossett United and Hemsworth
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