Express Coaching Services Ltd. is a nationally recognised company with a proven track record that takes pride in supporting; Local Authorities, Youth Services, Primary and Secondary Schools, Clubs, Colleges, Universities, National Governing Body’s and other sport related organisations to deliver Sport Specific & Multi-Sports activities including the DARE Active program. There are a myriad of benefits to using ECS Ltd. to deliver in your school. By employing ECS Ltd. you are engaging with a local family based Sports Coaching Company with 25 years of delivery experience. We pride our selves on quality, reliability and accountability. All delivered through our quality DBS checked coaches to a set budget provided. 



Ian Richards

Director & Coach

I have well over 25 years coaching and tutoring experience in the sport of basketball & wheelchair basketball. This includes 3 years as the full time Nottinghamshire youth basketball development officer employed through the England Basketball & Nottinghamshire basketball association.

I'm currently the coach coordinator for all Mansfield Giants basketball teams.

Daniel Richards

Manager & Coach

As an ex international basketball player, coaching was a natural progression for me. I specialise in basketball and fundamentals of movement, but have a keen interest in all areas of sports and fitness. 


I'm currently the head coach of the Mansfield Giants senior men's basketball team and the West Notts College basketball academy.

Gary Collins

Marketing & Coach

I've always had a major interest in all sports since a very young age, playing as much and as many as I could throughout my school years. After leaving school I continued to study sport and coaching at college and upon graduating went straight into the coaching profession.

I'm currently the head coach for the U12's Mansfield Giants basketball program.

Lee Brookes

Social Media & Coach

I started coaching while i was at university. During my final dissertation I began working full time for ECS before graduating. Personal development is always a major priority for myself as well as in my sessions, in which I try to get the best out of all my participants.


I'm currently the head coach for the U16's Mansfield Giants basketball team.

Jo Halstead
Nathan Halstead

Office Manager


I have always had a high interest in sports and being able to teach sports to a variety of age groups. I have been working part time for ECS Ltd. while studying sports at college, and I have progressed onto gaining  a degree in physical education and youth sports and now have a full time position.  

I'm currently the head coach for the U14's Mansfield Giants basketball team.