Meet the Serious4Sport Team!
Serious4Sport is owned by James Hicks who has played Sport since he could walk. He was a youth Sportsman in the local area and continue to play for senior teams in Oxfordshire across various sports.
James attended King Alfred’s School in Wantage, and moved onto Southampton Solent University where he gained a BA Hons degree in Football Studies with vital modules covered such as Physical Education.
With the degree, James gained FA football coaching certificates Level 1 & 2 along with other coaching qualifications such as Basketball Level 1, Table Tennis Level 1, and Squash Level 1. James has over 15 years of Sports coaching experience and is both DBS checked / Peadatric first aid qualified.
Est: April 2010
The Serious4Sport Coaches
Coaches Name: James Hicks
Role: Owner of Serious4Sport and Head Coach
Achievements in brief: BA Honours Degree at Southampton Solent University, playing squash at a Semi-Professional level, representing the County in Squash, the youngest ever Captain of men’s squash (15 years old) in the Oxfordshire Men’s League, representing Great Britain in the inter-schools Multi-Sports Tournament, managing the Wantage Town Reserve Football Team and playing football at a local level
Qualifications: BA Hon’s Degree in Football Studies, FA Level 2 Football, Level 1 Table-Tennis, Level 1 Basketball and experience of Coaching All Sports in Primary Schools, Paediatric First Aid Qualified, CRB checked, Advance Safeguarding, Safer Recruitment
Coaches Name: Dec O'Hanlon
Role: Part-time Sports Coach working on Half Term & Summer Camps whilst also delivering After-School Sport Sessions
Achievements in Brief: Obtained valuable GCSE Qualifications and attended KA'S 6th Form. Been involved in the FA Cup and Vase with Wantage Town FC, won the league and runners up in the U18 Cup with Abingdon Youth.
Qualifications: Level 1 Football, Emergency First Aid, Safeguarding and DBS Checked
Coaches Name: Owen Shaw
Role: Part-time Lead Sports Coach working in After-School Clubs
Qualifications: Level 1 Football and currently undergoing Level 2, Emergency First Aid, Safeguarding and DBS Checked
Achievements: Reading Academy U9's to U14's, ESFA U15 National Cup Winner with The Vale District Football Team.
Coaches Name: Josh King
Role: Part-time working alongside Coach Tom, Holiday Sports Camp Coach
Achievements in Brief: KA'S 6th Form, Youth Goalkeeper at Oxford United, Currently working alongside Wantage Town FC as a goalkeeper Coach
Qualifications: Level 1 Football, Lifeguard Qualification, NPLQ, Basic First Aid, DBS Checked
For only 19 years old Josh is a very confident and professional coach who has the willingness to learn and improve his Coaching style. The S4S Team are lucky to have such a dedicated and enthusiastic person to join our Team who we know will only represent Serious4Sport in a fantastic manner.