Management & Coaching Staff

First Team Management

Ricky Marheineke (Manager)

Ricky is entering his eighth season as manager of St Ives Town. During his first season he took the club to a ninth place finish in Southern League Division One Central beating the previous year’s points tally, and in his second season secured a memorable promotion, guiding The Ives to a play-off extra time win over AFC Rushden & Diamonds. In his first season at step 3 he continued to take the Club forward finishing a creditable 15th in the Premier Division also enjoying a run to the League Challenge Cup Final which unfortunately ended in defeat. A tough season in 2017/18 was followed in 2018/19 by the Clubs most successful season ever finishing 13th. He is now looking to continue taking the Club forward with a top half finish the minimum aim.




Gary Marheineke (Coach)

UEFA B qualified coach and England amputee goalkeeper and coach Gary has teamed up with his brother to make a formidable duo for the coming season. Gary has previously been learning his trade as he works towards his UEFA A licence working with local Thurlow Nunn League side Godmanchester Rovers. His greatest moment to date came in front of 41,000 people as England lost 2-1 to Turkey in the Final of the European Championship in 2017. He is also the football development officer for Huntingdonshire FA.




Jim Freeman (Coach)

Jim was part of the coaching staff at Kettering Town and Bugbrooke St Michael with Mitchell Austin and has rejoined the new assistant manager at Westwood Road. A former Nottingham Forest YTS player Jim moved to non league with Bridgnorth and Solihull Borough before a two year stint in the Gambian Premier Division.






Paul Swannell (Goalkeeping Coach)

Paul is an important part of the coaching staff looking after the goalkeepers throughout the Club. He has worked with Ricky at both Huntingdon & St Ives and was proud to boast the joint top best clean sheet record during the successful promotion campaign. His keeper also went very close to equaling that record during 2018/19 season conceding only 43 goals in 42 games a record only bettered by the top three.







Jardaine Patel-Joseph (Physiotherapist)

Experienced sports therapist Jardaine joined the Ives from local rivals Eynesbury Rovers in summer 2021. He graduated from the University of Bedford in 2019 with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation having gained experience whilst getting his degree as physiotherapist with Southern League Division One Central Kempston Rovers. With Ricky intending to operate with a relatively small squad this season Jardaine will be a vital member of the team.