At 40 years old, Ben was born and grew up in the Hertfordshire town of Ware. Educated at Priors Wood School (Ware) and Simon Balle School (Hertford), I left the University of Hertfordshire in 2002 with a Diploma in Sports Management.
A keen Sportsman, Ben managed to represent Hertfordshire in every sport which he participated in, 6 In all, up to the age of 18 and beyond in the cases of Basketball and Cricket.
Ben has over 17 years experience within the Community Development and Educational environments as a Local Government and National Governing Body Sports Development Manager, Extended Services Cluster Manager, Qualified Sports Coach and locally trained QiSS Critical Friend.
Ben became involved in Coaching Sports about 20 years ago, gaining qualifications in Basketball, Cricket and Football, that is where his passion for Sports Development and development of activities within the community comes from. Ben currently coaches at both Junior and Senior level at Letchworth Garden City Cricket Club, and has been Head Coach of Baldock Crusaders Netball Club’s First team team for the past 5 seasons.
“My passion for sports coaching and development continues to grow, delivering within education and within the community. The experience that I have been able to gain from the fantastic coaches that have coached me throughout my playing career is only useful if it is taken notice of and passed on to the next generation of budding athletes”
“Also having 17 years of sports development experience allows me to offer advice to sports clubs and other organisations to support them to deliver the best programmes that they can and want to offer.”