Chris was born and grew up in Bromsgrove and throughout his school life was known as “Sport Billy” playing in every sports team from Rugby, football, cricket, tennis to Athletics .However, Basketball became his passion at age 15 when he played for Bromsgrove Youth Centre.
From there Chris played for Birmingham Bullets juniors U17 , representing England at this age group. He then spent a year in America studying and playing at University of North Carolina. On his return home he again played for Birmingham Bullets at U19 and subsequently the Senior Mens team in the BBL. Chris has also played for Worcester chiefs at National League level and Worcester Wolves EBL.
Serious injury halted his playing career but his love of the game made it an easy transition into coaching . He has coached Bromsgrove Boars, Birmingham Bullets U20 (winning 3 National Championships) Redditch Ladies, Worcester Wolves Ladies, Worcester Wolves EBL and BBL, Worcester Wolves 2nds and Head Coach of Worcester Wolves Academy.
Chris is the managing Director of The Car Refurb Centre in Worcester which he set up in 2011, having spent all his working life in the car repair business as a painter working for Ford Motor Sport and Arrows Formula 1.
He is Head Coach of Worcester Wolves 2 and is also able to use his experience, knowledge and passion for the game in his commentating role for BBL TV, BBC TV and BBC Radio.
Chris says “ Sport has always been a major part of my life even my work revolved around my playing career. I have witnessed and experienced the extremes of funding available for sport from the poor, inner city kid struggling to afford a pair of basketball shoes to the unlimited money available in Formula 1.
CG5 has given me the platform to be able to help young people reach their full potential in any sport by providing them with the vital funding needed to participate and achieve their goals.