Want to know more about our wonderful staff? Read on for a Q & A with facility manager Anthony!
Name: Anthony Licciardi
Where are you from? Philadelphia Area Originally, Now 19 years in San Francisco
What is your role with SF Social? I’ve hosted almost every sport, but for the past 5 seasons I’ve been the Facility Manager for SF Social at The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club.
Q: Can you tell me a little about how you were spending your free time in San Francisco prior to joining SF Social?
Anthony: I haven’t had a ton of free time due to the jobs I’ve had. I’d say bike riding and urban hiking when I could, but mostly seeing the inside of way too many bars.
Q: When did you first hear about SF Social and when did you start?
Anthony: A friend signed my wife and I up to start playing bocce ball in Golden Gate Park when the league was known as SF Bocce. That would have been in early 2015.
Q: What drew you to start working for SF Social?
Anthony: After I left my previous job, I was fortunate to have a few months off until my current job started. Having played in the leagues for a while and meeting management, I decided to keep myself busy a few days a week by becoming a host and playing in a league on weekends.
Q: What do you love most about working for SF Social?
Anthony: All of the new friends I’ve made over the years. Having some extra spending money and getting to play in the leagues to stay active are great perks also.
Q: Do you have a favorite moment or memory from your time as an SF Social host so far?
Anthony: There’s been a few, but I loved watching a not-so-great kickball team come back from a 20-point deficit in the semifinals to beat the top (and very obnoxious) team in the final 2 innings to go onto the championship. The end of season parties are always a fun time, there’s been some memorable moments at those but I’m not sure I can share them here ☺
Q: How has SF Social impacted your life and changed things for you?
Anthony: It kick-started me to get active again; something I hadn’t been doing in way too long.
Q: What have you gained from working at SF Social?
Anthony: A sense of accomplishment when league members tell me they had a great time, they can’t wait for next season, and when they are going to try another league/sport based on my recommendation.
Q: In three words, how would you describe yourself?
Anthony: Loyal, outgoing, upbeat.
Q: What advice do you have for future hosts?
Anthony: The only way to get something out of SF Social is to put something into SF Social. So be prepared, have fun no matter what you are doing and always be willing to lend a hand.
Q: What, in your opinion, sets SF Social apart from other sports leagues in SF?
Anthony: I’ve really only been a part of SF Social so I can’t compare it to other leagues, but based on my experience, I can’t imagine the grass being greener on the other side.