Hawkes Sports was founded at the start of 2012 by Nathan Hawkes. The purpose of the company was to give cricket clubs an easy route to securing a quality overseas player to suit their standard of play and also to give young players around the globe the chance to travel to new countries and experience cricket in different cultures. On top of this Hawkes sports offers coaching for all age groups and player levels.
The unique thing about Hawkes Sports is that Nathan himself has actually been one of those young cricketers and has a lot of invaluable experience traveling to countries such as New Zealand, Australia and South Africa to play full and successful seasons at a high standard. This experience has taught Nathan the lessons of a traveling young cricketer trying to boost his chances of a professional career.
At Hawkes Sports, we have previously seen an overseas player transform not only the attitude of the youth and adult sections of a club but also the on field performance and an increase in social atmosphere, taking it above and beyond it's ambitions. Further more this effect doesn't end when the season is out. It continues for seasons to come.
Traveling to a foreign country can be a daunting experience for a young cricket player but the benefits are outstanding. Not only will you develop as a player on the field but it will teach you how to approach the game from off the field as well. Having experience in more than one country can only be beneficial to any aspiring young player. Hawkes Sports is here to advise and help find you a cricket club that suits your level of play. Also there is an amazing amount of fun to be had.
Finding an overseas cricketer for your club can be difficult when you don't have the contacts or knowledge of someone who has done it before. It is important to find the right type and standard of cricketer that will suit your club and fit into your squad with ease. Hawkes Sports can offer those contacts and Knowledge. We have built up over the last 4 or 5 years a base of contacts all over the globe allowing us to quickly and easily find the overseas player that you need. More and more clubs are looking overseas cricketers for extra runs, wickets, coaching and a sense of club moral. Should you choose to let Hawkes Sports find you a suitable new squad member for the coming season the club will spring to life with excitement.
As mentioned above Nathan has played seasons in New Zealand, South Africa and Australia but that isn't where it all started. He began playing cricket at a high standrad from a young age, representing Northamptonshire under 10's right through the system up into the academy and then on to play 2nd XI cricket. Nathan has had 6 years of coaching experience, mainly working with the northamptonshire youth setup, developing the future of English cricket. Nathan was the highest run scorer for Northants 2nd XI in 2009 and again for Leicestshire 2nd XI in 2010. He has an extremely strong love and passion for the game which shows in his coaching.
Nathan also likes to branch out to other sports such as football, where he represented Luton Town and Northampton Town at age group level, and Golf in which he is still a keen single figured handicap player.
If you're a cricket club, school or academy looking to tour in either the UK or aborad we have many opportunities available for you. Please get in touch today to start exploring what we can offer using our contact page.