Little Sutton Sports Coach to Captain GB Basketball Team

Our very own sports coach Mr Stocker Jones who has taught sports at Little Sutton for over 18 years will captain the Great Britain team in the Fimba European Maxi Basketball Championships in Malaga this summer 2020.

Mr Stocker Jones actually set up the Ellesmere Port Basketball Club with his father, now the Cheshire Phoenix, as well as playing for Liverpool in the National Basketball League. His love of basketball began when he started playing the sport aged 12 whilst a student at the Ellesmere Port Catholic High School. Mr Stocker Jones played in the National Basketball League division four for Liverpool up to the age of 50 and later the Masters Basketball Association. At Christmas 2019, Mr Stocker Jones was selected to play in the Fimba Championships.

“I feel very honoured to have this opportunity to represent Great Britain and proud to accept the position of captain to the over 55’s team. My team mates come from all over the UK and we are currently training once or twice a month, somewhere in England.”

Mr Stocker Jones teaches 12 different sports at Little Sutton Primary School and set up our popular Cross Country Running Club with the support of Mrs Thomas.

“Basketball and sport in general has been a way of life for me since I was young, and that love of sport is something I hope to pass on to the children I teach. It’s not necessarily about winning, but about helping them to achieve their own personal best.”