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.
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.
The 19-year-old midfielder, who can also play at both full-back positions is a graduate from the Rotherham United academy but was released from the Millers this summer. As well has receiving a trial from Brentford, Millen spent some time with our first team in pre-season, playing in the friendlies against Stockport Town and Maltby Main. He was then signed by our reserve team before moving to Grantham Town for a short period of time.
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