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Goalkeepers

Ben Townsend
Goalkeeper signed from Handsworth in late autumn 2022 and became the clubs first team keeper, He had joined Handsworth from Worksop Town where he also served as a goalkeeping coach for former Steels player David Reay due to an injury ruling him out. He has impressed for the Ambers as they have consistently challenged for promotion from the Northern Counties East League. He has also played for Staveley Miners Welfare, Ilkeston Town and Lincoln United.
Alex Wyatt-Ingram
Young back up keeper, made his first team debut in the Senior Cup in 22/23. Re-signed forms in the autumn of 23/24 season as cover for our 1st choice keepers.
Harry Garman
Garman, a goalkeeper, signed for Brighouse Town in August 2023 from Yorkshire Amateur League side Alwoodley FC. He also works as a goalkeeping coach, including for Guiseley’s academy. He made 13 appearances for Brighouse before making the move to the Steels.
Sam Green
Sam came through the Lincoln City but most recently he has been at Aberystwyth Town in the Welsh Premier League. He has been playing for the Reserves recently but will also add goalkeeping competition for the first team.

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. Hitting 100 appearances in Feb 2023. This will be his 6th season with the club. Also a decent cricketer as well.
Bailey Baker
Signing in the summer of 2022, Baker is a lively full-back that looks to complement his defensive work with adding to the attack. He won the U23s Manager’s Player of the Year Award when with the Barnsley Shadow Academy as well as winning the league with them. After a brief loan spell at Emley, Bailey has become a 1st team regular.
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. Become 1st choice left back at start of 22/23 and has already made over 50 appearances for the club and won the young player of the year award 23/24.
Charlie Oglesby
Signing in the summer of 2022, Oglesby had been a long term player for Staveley and had become a legend for the Chesterfield based side. Since joining in the summer of 2022 Charlie has become an integral first team player, creating a strong defensive partnership with Elliot Murray. He won the players player of the year award 23/24 and was also picked in the NPL East team of the season.
Elliot Murray
The young defender joined the club after a successful trial with the Steels during pre-season 2022. Murray comes to the club with experience at this level having previously played at Brighouse Town last season and Mickleover before that. He also played in the Derby County academy, where he captained one of the youth teams to success. Since joining the club Elliot has become a rock at the back and a regular 1st team player. Unfortunately, his season was cut short due to injury.
Tom Chalesworth
Late November 2023 signing from Penistone Church who he was a first team regular for several years. Tom is now in his second spell with the club having played in 17/18 and 18/19 season under Chris Hilton
Jack Dolman
The young left-back has come through the Chesterfield academy and impressed enough to be handed a start against Coalville Town in the FA Trophy last season. He also featured for Staveley Miners Welfare for a part of last season
Dan Grierson
A summer signing from Chesterfield. The young defender, who can also play in midfield, has been a regular part of the Chesterfield U21s for the last couple of years. He has also featured for Staveley Miners Welfare, playing for them last season. *On dual registration with Staveley MW

Midfielders

Ross Goodwin
The club captain and gives it 110% on the field. Goodwin is coming into his 5th season with Stocksbridge after signing for us in 2019. The central midfielder is known for his tough tackling. Suffered a shoulder dislocation early in the season but came back to lead the club into the play offs and his performance in the play off was a captains innings.
Kurtis Turner
The clubs vice captain who has become one of the clubs most important players, having made his 100th appearance for the club during 22/23 . Kurtis 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. He was also voted the managers player of the year.
Luke Hogg
A summer 2023 summer signing from Yorkshire rivals Ossett United. A defensive midfielder rated one of the best at this level. Hogg re-signed for Ossett last season after a successful loan spell, quickly become a key part of Grant Black’s side. He had played for the Sheepicorns the previous season, winning two of their Player of the Season awards which had earned him a move to Whitby Town. He’s also a former Steel having had a loan spell with us in 2018 while contracted to Guiseley. He has also been at Doncaster Rovers, Frickley Athletic and North Ferriby United.
Alex O'Connor
The clubs Australian midfielder. 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. A 1st team squad player but has found playing time limited due to former of over players but very dependable when called upon.
Oliver Nowak
Olly has made the step up over the summer from the U18’s/Reserve teams. During his time in the U18’s he helped the team to an undefeated league championship and league cup win. He was also leading goalscorer in the reserves last season. He will continue to play for reserves as well as training/featuring for the first team as he continues his development.
Charlie Reaney
The 22-year-old midfielder came through the Sheffield Wednesday academy and featured regularly for their U23 side before being released in 2021. Since then, he has become a feature of the local non-league scene. He has played for Sheffield FC, Hallam and Belper Town before moving to Ossett at the start of this season.

Forwards

Tomas Poole
Joining in the summer of 2022, he came across to the club with several other Staveley players. He’s a tricky midfielder/forward who is a proven player in the Northern Premier League. Since joining Tomas stepped into the number 9 role and has become the star of the team becoming the leading goalscorer and assist provider. His set pieces means Steels are a threat from corners and free kicks. Was the fans player of the year 23/24
Luke Rawson
Joined the club in the summer of 2022, Rawson comes to the club as a highly respected striker who got rave reviews while playing for Chesterfield in the National League. He joined the club from Bradford Park Avenue. Started the season in good form and was leading goalscorer till injury saw him missed a massive chunk of the season. Since coming back found himself coming off the bench but has still been in the goals.
Luke Watson
A summer signing from Rossington Main. The 21-year-old striker came through the Doncaster Rovers academy where his goals helped the U18s come 2nd in their division. After his release from Doncaster, he would go to Rossington Main where he’d become a key part of their side.
Luca Defalco
A product of the Stocksbridge youth system. Old school striker who scores goals for fun. His first season in the 1st team squad has found chances limited and had loan spells at Swallownest and Hallam FC both in the NCEL. He is looking to make more of a mark in the 1st team in 23/24
Tommy Marshall
Another player to join on dual-registration from Chesterfield Youth team as part of their development in November 2023

Management

Ian Richards
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
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 assistant manager
Peter Goldstraw
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. Has become a vital member of the match day team where he coaches the goalkeepers.
Gary Ward
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
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