Mr Hayes has always had a strong passion for sport, representing his native Wales at cricket and tennis as a junior. He studied Physical Education & Sports Development at the University of Worcester before working as a tennis coach in Greece and Turkey. He then returned to the UK to work for Manchester Metropolitan University in conjunction with the Lawn Tennis Association, before moving back to his hometown of Wrexham to work as a PE Teacher.
In recent years, a desire to travel and work abroad saw him continue his work as a PE Teacher in China and Italy, joining us from an international school in Milan that is part of a global group of schools.
Playing and watching sport continues to occupy most of his leisure time, whilst he also enjoys travelling, listening to music and reading.