Coaches & Volunteers

We're looking for help

A Community Club

If you are interested in helping out with Seahaven Force Basketball Club, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Successful youth basketball clubs are built upon a foundation of committed parent/carer volunteers and qualified coaches, table officials and referees. If you feel you fit any of these roles please get in touch.

Child Protection: All coaches and volunteers who undertake a supervisory role will need to have a current and clear DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service), also known as an enhanced DBS (formerly CRB).

Our Coaches

Coach MiguelMiguel Tello – Director of Coaching

Responsible for overall coaching development programme for the Force. U14 Head Coach, Girl’s Programme Head Coach.

Miguel is the founder of the Community Basketball Initiative,  and East Brighton CBI and has a wealth of experience in encouraging and inspiring young people to get involved in Sussex Sport. He founded the Sussex Basketball Development programme for U14 and continues to promote and increase participation in basketball at all levels.

  • Level 2 Basketball Coach (currently studying Level 3)
  • Level 2 Basketball Referee
  • Master’s Degree in Sport Development and Coaching
  • BSc in Sports Health and Physical Education

Matt Horner – Co-founder of Force Basketball, Level 2 Coach

Coach MattA former Asst Coach at Horsham Hawks basketball club, Matt gained his L2 in 2017 and helped to create Force Basketball Club. Matt has 20+ years playing experience at university, local league and Masters levels.

Matt is U11 Head Coach and delivers the Junior Programme for the Force.

Samuel CricelliSamuel Cricelli – ex-Professional Baller, Level 2 Coach

Coach Samuel joined the Force in 2018, and brings with him the experience and expertise gained in many years playing professional basketball in the UK and internationally. Samuel also played basketball for England, and we are lucky to have him as part of the Force. This year, Samuel was asked to be Head Coach for the Sussex Uni Women’s Basketball team, we hope to involve some of his players in our Girl’s programme in 2018/9.

Samuel is Head Coach for the Force U16.

Alfie Preece

Alfie has been with us since the club was created, and continues to be a valuable asset – assisting our Head Coaches, and helping our young coaches to develop.

Force Coaching Team

One of our key objectives is to continue to recruit and train new coaches, to ensure that we build a solid future for the Force Basketball Club.

Our L1 coaching courses are proving popular, and we welcome Coaches Alex, Bryan, John and Mike to the team, as well as Ollie and Lewis.