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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 developed a passion for coaching and sport development.

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

Other relevant industry experience includes working at Cheltenham Town delivering education programmes to Futsal scholars and academy apprentices. In addition, Lyn worked for Manchester United Soccer Schools on a part time basis.

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.

Lyn was also based in Japan for five years working on the government sponsored JET Programme. The sporting element of this role mainly involved the provision of football education at grassroots level and within the public school system. Lyn also worked closely with local international associations in order to develop sport and martial arts within his base city of Kitakyushu. Lyn is a Japanese speaker.

Upon returning to the UK, Lyn initially worked for the university as a technical demonstrator for sport, further enhancing his experience of sport specific fitness training and assessment methodologies.

In his current role, Lyn is based at the Sports Park and is 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”.

Lyn is a FAW Coach Level 1 and 2 Coach Educator and a C Certificate Club Mentor.

Lyn holds a 5th degree black belt in Okinawan karate. Lyn is a regular visitor to the University of Masaryk in the Czech Republic where he teaches on their martial arts programmes.


Pen Y Dre High School


Challenger Sports British Soccer (USA) – Senior staff coach and director

Cardiff City Football Club Community Foundation – Development Centre and community coach

Manchester United Soccer Schools – Coach

Kitakyushu City Board of Education – JET Programme

Cardiff City FC Community Trust/Cheltenham Town Community Trust – BTEC Level 3 Tutor

Cardiff City FC Academy – ADC Coach

Pen Y Dre High school

University of Wales Newport – Technical Demonstrator for Sport and Psychology

University of South Wales – Technical Demonstrator for Sport and Psychology

Merthyr Town FC Academy – Lead Coach Youth Development Phase

Challenger Sports British Soccer (UK) Regional Coordinator Wales

University of South Wales – Technical Demonstrator for Sport and Exercise Science

University of South Wales – Lecturer in Community Football Development, Course leader BSc (Hons) Football Coaching, Development and Administration (Top Up)

FAW Trust – C Certificate Coach Mentor

FAW Trust – Level 1 Coach Educator

FAW Trust – Level 2 Coach Educator


Year 1 Course Leader : BSc (Hons) Football Coaching and Performance

Module Leader

Managing and Developing Football in the Community (On Campus)
Introduction to Sports Science for Football (On Campus)
Academic Research and Professional Skills (On Campus)

Introduction to Sports Science for Football (EFLT)
Applied Professional Project (EFLT)
Strategic Sports Development (EFLT)

Introduction to Sports Science for Football (UKIS)



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, Cluster for Research into Coaching, The 4th International Coaching Conference, Cardiff School of Sport, Cardiff Metropolitan University, 7th September 2017.

Jehu, L. Bruce Lee or Budo? Is the Mess Really That Classical? Martial Arts Studies Conference, Cardiff University, 11th July 2018.

Jehu, L. Bone Mineral Density: The Potential Benefits of Supplementary Training in Okinawan Karate. Martial Arts and Healthy Communities. Cardiff Metropolitan University, 26 July 2019.

Jehu L. Inclusive Martial Arts Coaching (Okinawan Karate) : Cluster for Research into Coaching, The 5th International Coaching Conference, University of Worcester, 5th September 2019.


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
FA Licensed Coaches Club Member



Merthyr Town FC Academy


Mental Toughness in sport
Walking football

Areas of Expertise

Youth football coaching
Walking football
The football camp industry
Gym and field based fitness assessment methodology
Sports Culture in Japan
Japanese martial arts and martial arts pedagogy
Mental toughness



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