Mike started playing lacrosse for his local club, Poynton, when he was 11 and has played at every level within the club since, making his NEMLA premiership debut at the age of just 16.
Since then, Mike has gone on to represent his County (Cheshire) at every level from juniors up to seniors and featured in the England U19 training squad for the 2003 world championships as well as playing for the English Universities team in the British National Championships.
Having played in the Northern Club, Southern Club & University Premier divisions, Mike has an intricate understanding of English men’s lacrosse at all levels and has played and coached in tournaments across Europe and The US with his own touring team and as part of The Budmen across the pond.
Mike is now a bright talent within the UK coaching world, working since 2015 as Head Coach of the Poynton Lacrosse 1st Team in the NEMLA Premiership, where he has guided the team to an incredible 3-successive Senior Flags Titles (The FA Cup of lacrosse and the world’s oldest club lacrosse competition), the club’s first ever Premiership League Title as well as winning the coveted English National Championship and European Club Championship in 2018 completing an unprecedented quintuple-winning season.
Outside of Poynton, Mike has worked internationally as Head Coach of the Spain Men’s National Team since 2016 in the build-up to the 2018 FIL World Men’s Lacrosse Championships, nationally with the England U15 Academy and regionally with the Cheshire County team with whom he won the Referee’s Trophy in 2017 and 2018. Mike also coaches at the university-level in The UK, giving him an unprecedented understanding and practical experience of lacrosse at all levels within the nation.
In his career outside of lacrosse, Mike is an internationally-experienced recruitment and resourcing management professional who has designed and delivered recruitment campaigns for FTSE100 companies including global graduate and post-graduate recruitment programmes, so is perfectly placed to understand the benefits of obtaining a further education within the business world.
Mike works as our Managing Director, liaising with and developing relationships with all of our UK universities as well as managing all student contact throughout the application process.