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

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.

Terry Pitman


I am a retired head of secondary physical education and sport. Throughout my career I developed an interest in the game of basketball. It then grew into a passion of mine and led to me specializing in school representative basketball and then club level and county level basketball.

I'm currently the head coach for the U18's Mansfield Giants basketball team.

Jacob Hall


Growing up, sport gave me the perfect outlet and competition to better myself in all ways, which has carried on in my everyday life today. I'm  now lucky enough to work with all ages and abilities and strive to instill that same drive and self improvement into all the people I help influence. 

I'm currently helping to develop the U14's Mansfield Giants basketball team.

Jo Halstead

Office Manager