MSc Performance Coaching
BSc (Hons) Sports Studies (Coaching)
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 formed a relationship with Cardiff City Foundation which continues to this day. Working on a part-time basis for the 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. This relationship continues with a responsibility for recruitment in the South Wales area in addition to the training and mentoring of new UK based staff prior to their departure to the USA or Canada.
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 Sport 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)
Module Leader -
Managing and Developing Football in the Community
Introduction to Sport Development
Introduction to Sports Science for Coaching
Sports Placement (Football)
Regional Link Officer (EFLT Programme) -
Queens Park Rangers
FA Licensed Coaches Club Member
Merthyr Town FC Academy Coach and Player Welfare Officer
Challenger Sports British Soccer Area Coordinator for Wales
Cardiff City Programmes & Partnerships Advisory Group
FAW Trust Workforce Group
Knowledge exchange programmes in conjunction with the Faculty of Sport, University of Masaryk, Czech Republic
Areas of Expertise
Community football coaching and development
The soccer camp industry
Gym and field based fitness assessment methodology
Sport Culture in Japan
Japanese martial arts and martial arts pedagogy
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