About Oak Activities
Tom – Director and Coach:
A keen sportsman for many years, I moved away from playing regular cricket and rugby to coaching my eldest son in different sports over 4 years ago and found a passion in this area. I have 2 children Jacob and Holly, who are also keen on their sports.
I previously played cricket in the East Anglian Premier League for Ramsey and Hunts County cricket through to U19’s, I currently play at Upwood CC in Hunts Division 3. I am a level 2 qualified cricket coach and the Head Coach of Hunts County U11 Girls and joint Upwood CC U9 and U11 coach.
I played rugby at St Ives RUFC captaining the 2nd XV for 3 years before playing for the 1st XV in Midlands Division 3 for 5 years . I am the current U9 coach at St Ives RUFC with a level 2 rugby badge, rugby ready and tag rugby qualifications and working towards additional badges.
Rob – Director:
MD of Parallel UK, a farm-to-fork grower integrated import business supplying fresh fruit into mainstream retailers throughout the UK. Established the business in 2009, PUK has developed into a multi million pound a year operation and a market leading business of its kind in the industry. Being involved in running a company has given me a great deal of insight into many different aspects of business life and this, along with Tom’s knowledge and passion for coaching, I feel gives Oak Activities a solid and sustainable platform for many years to come.
On a personal level I am very keen sportsman – Played [in my younger years!] Premier league Cricket in Norfolk for Stow Bardolph. I currently play cricket for Upwood and have recently been made Chairman of Upwood cricket club. I also love spending time with my family and have 2 children, Annabelle and Darcie.
The Company Aim
Oak Activities truly believes that every young person is exceptional and wishes to ensure that each child has the opportunity to learn about themselves, specifically through sporting activities. This will be provided in a safe and comfortable environment so that each child can flourish in whichever way they require. It is not about finding the next Jonny Wilkinson or Stuart Broad, but about giving young people the tools to gain the courage, personal skills and friendships which create a strong community.