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.
Ruthven has been a regular fixture at Stocksbridge for several years. He is usually played as a striker but last season we saw a lot of him in central midfield where he impressed. Grabbed the headlines after scoring a great free kick against Stalybridge Celtic in front of the BBC cameras last season