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. 



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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.

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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've just recently  completed a Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism.

I'm currently the head coach for the Mansfield Giants Girls basketball teams.

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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 U14's Mansfield Giants basketball team.

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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 U18's Mansfield Giants basketball team.

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Jo Halstead

Office Manager

I have a very keen interest in sports, especially basketball, having spent 10 years as a volunteer for Mansfield Giants Basketball Club.

After completing my Level 1 Basketball Coaching course, it seemed a good progression to start working at ECS Ltd., dealing with all aspects of administration and accounts, having spent all my working life dealing with this work.

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Nathan Halstead


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 U16's Mansfield Giants basketball team.

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Tom Broughton


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Jack Wells


I have lived in Nottingham all my life. I love sports of all kinds and currently play Rugby for Southwell 1st team. I have coached children of all ages, for the past four years since completing my Advanced Sports Programme. I love to see the pleasure and benefit sport can bring and help people reach there true potential.


I am currently studying ‘CACHE Level 3: Teaching Assistant’.

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Kane Saunders-Bailey
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Sebastian Williams
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