Meet The Team


Sam Thomas

FirmBalls Managing Director - CONTACT: 07894 762304

Sam Thomas joined the business in May 2013 to streamline and expand the operation. He bought FirmBalls is 2019 and now owns it.

A businessman and entrepreneur, Sam runs all aspects of the business day to day. He is responsible for all UK leagues, including team recruitment, player and venue liaison.

As a director, Sam is also in charge of business development including expansion into further locations across the UK. He oversees all aspects of sales, marketing and networking events.

After moving from Essex with previous business ventures Sam has built strong business contacts in Brighton and Sussex and has helped the business to develop and expand over the past  4 years.

Away from the business Sam enjoys much the same as he does in the business, football, sports, meeting people, as well as cooking and socialising.


Mike Jeffries

South East Area Manager

Mike is the newest member of the FirmBalls team and joined as a South East Area Manager in February 2017.

He studied at Brighton University for 3 years gaining a BA Degree in Sports Coaching Development.

Away from Firmballs he currently works for Premier Sport  in the Business Development team. He is responsible for the overall management of all strategic and operational Marketing and Customer Relationship activities.

A professional with 5 years of Business Development experience focusing on managing client/employee expectations.

In his spare time Mike loves to watch sports, boxing, football, and is known to have a little flutter down the bookies. He also loves a few Britney Spears at the weekend.


Belinda Bennett

Social Media Manager

Keeping you up to date with what’s going on is former newspaper editor Belinda Bennett. She is responsible for posts on Facebook, Twitter and, occasionally, LinkedIn. Belinda is always looking for contributions – so, if you want to share your team news or photos, just send her a message via our Facebook page. It’s good to share!