Richards annouced as Giants Men's team Head Coach

Long time Giant Dan Richards has been re-appointed to coach the Mansfield Giants Senior Men's team as the Club continues their focus on local youth development following their relegation into Division 4 of the NBL. 
The club has decided to take a different approach to the up and coming season, where all players this season will be home grown, coming from the clubs academy at Vision West Notts College and Giants youth teams.

Richards has been working hard developing his own coaching career over the past couple of years, taking on Regional coaching posts as well as being selected to be the England U17 Girls Apprentice Coach in a bid to gain valuable knowledge and experience.

Richards previously stepped down from coaching the senior team to concentrate on the Junior Giants programme where his passion for developing young emerging talent lies. However, with the Division 4 standing and a number of Junior Giants graduating last season into the senior team, Richards feels the time is right to try and solidify the link between the two programmes. 'I'm really excited to be back at the helm of our senior team. I've been working extremely hard over the last 4 season, trying to develop top quality local players. This will be the first season ever we have had players go all the way through our system from under 12, into our senior side.  I'm expecting this season to be very challenging as the core of our team is very young, but win or lose it will be in the 'right way', building a sustainable and long term future for Mansfield Giants'.

The club have two exciting pre-season games arranged against touring team USA Select, and a junior coaching clinic delivered by the USA players and coaches themselves. The USA Select tour dates are as follows:

Wednesday 6th September - Oak Tree Leisure Centre

7pm-8pm USA Select Junior Clinic - £3 including free entry to the game

8.15pm USA Select Blue vs Mansfield Giants - £2 Adults, £1 U16's entry

 

Wednesday 13th September - Oak Tree Leisure Centre

8.15pm USA Select Red vs Mansfield Giants - £2 Adults, £1 U16's entry