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MSc Performance Coaching (Distinction)
PGCE (Distinction)
BSc (Hons) Sports Studies (1st Class)
FA Level 3/UEFA B License holder
FA Youth Award Modules 1,2,3
Level 3 Exercise Referral Health & Fitness Instructor
1st4 Sport Level 3 Award in Delivering Learning (QCF)


A former graduate of this university, Lyn brings over twenty years of industry experience to his present role at USW. It was while working in secondary education that he initially developed a passion for coaching and sport development, in particular the use of sport in a community environment.

Lyn’s remit within education was diverse, encompassing coaching and developing football for a wide variety of learners. In addition to mainstream education, Lyn has experience of working with learners who require additional support.

Whilst working in secondary education, Lyn also worked on a part-time basis for Cardiff City Foundation, delivering on soccer camps, match day experiences and also running coaching centers throughout South Wales. Lyn eventually became a full time member of staff at Cardiff City, working as a teacher within their education programme.

Lyn also brings a wealth of international experience to USW, working for five years as a senior staff coach/camp director for the largest soccer coaching provider in North America.

In addition, Lyn was based in Japan for five years working on the government sponsored JET Programme. The sporting element of this role mainly entailed the provision of football education at grassroots level and within the public school system. In addition, Lyn worked closely with local government employees in order to develop sport within his base city of Kitakyushu. During his tenure in Japan, Lyn was able to continue his lifelong study of Japanese martial arts, in addition, he also taught Karate within both the public education system and local community.

Upon returning to the UK, Lyn initially worked for the university as a technical demonstrator for sport, further enhancing his experience of fitness training and assessment methodologies, including the use of both field and laboratory based protocols.

In his current role, Lyn is based predominantly at the Sports Park and his relishing the opportunity to have a positive impact on the education and development of students at USW.

“As someone who is very much a product of this university I feel a great deal of pride and satisfaction in being able to help advise and guide our current students towards their intended career pathways. I’m very excited that I will be able to help facilitate our students personal development and increase their levels of employability in this extremely competitive environment.”

A firm advocate of continuous professional development, Lyn continues to coach within the community in addition to his academic responsibilities.


Course Leader

BSc (Hons) Football Coaching, Development and Administration (Top Up) blended learning and on campus programmes

Module Leader

Managing and Developing Football in the Community
Introduction to Sports Development
Introduction to Sports Science for Coaching
Introduction to Sports Science for Football
Sports Placement (Football)

Club Liaison Officer

Cheltenham Town
Derby County
Stoke City



Jehu, L.The Influence of Mabuni Kenwa on Contemporary Karate. International Summer School Of Combatives, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, 7th September 2015.

Jehu, L. Mental Toughness in Karate Training. Martial Arts Studies Conference, Cardiff University, 12th July 2017.

Jehu, L. Teaching Methods in Japanese Karate: Their Influence on the Perception of Mental Toughness Attributes, The 4th International Coaching Conference, Cardiff School of Sport, Cardiff Metropolitan University, 7th September 2017.


FA Licensed Coaches Club Member



Merthyr Town FC Academy Coach and Player Welfare Officer
Swansea City Academy Development Coach
FAW Trust Workforce Group
Knowledge exchange programmes in conjunction with the Faculty of Sport, University of Masaryk, Czech Republic
Martial Art Studies Network Research Group

Areas of Expertise

Community football coaching and development
The soccer camp industry
Gym and field based fitness assessment methodology
Adapted PE
Sports Culture in Japan
Japanese martial arts and martial arts pedagogy



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