First Team Management
This will be the ninth season that Ricky has been manager of St Ives Town. During his first season in charge, he guided the Ives to a ninth-place finish in the Southern League Division One Central. In his second season, he secured a memorable promotion, guiding The Ives to a play-off extra time win over AFC Rushden & Diamonds. With the Ives now in 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 in a respectable 13th position. Last season, the Ives finished 14th in the table, and will be looking to progress again during the 2022/23 campaign.
Adam Fisher – Assistant Manager
Adam joined the coaching staff during the summer of 2022. He arrives at the Quattro-Tech Westwood Road with plenty of coaching experience. The highlight on an impressive CV is a seven-and-a-half-year spell with Welwyn Garden City where he guided the Citizens to step 4 football for the first time in their history. A move to Hertford and then Baldock followed before joining St Ives as Assistant Manager in May this year.
Jim was part of the coaching staff under Marcus Law at Kettering Town. A former Nottingham Forest YTS player, he also played for Bridgnorth and Solihull Borough before a 2-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 worked with Ricky previously at Huntingdon Town and has an excellent record of improving clean sheets for many of the goalkeepers he has worked with.
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 a physiotherapist with Southern League Division One Central side Kempston Rovers.
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