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Qualifications

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)

About

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.

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 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 also 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 entailed 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 within his base city of Kitakyushu.

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.

Responsibilities

Course Leader

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

Module Leader

Managing and Developing Football in the Community (On Campus)
Introduction to Sports Science for Football (On Campus)
Football In Society (On Campus)

Introduction to Sports Development (EFLT)
Introduction to Sports Science for Football (EFLT)
Applied Professional Project (EFLT)
Community Football Coaching: Theory to Practice (EFLT)

Publications

CONFERENCE PAPERS

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.

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

Memberships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
FA Licensed Coaches Club Member

External

Merthyr Town FC Academy Coach

Consultancy

Merthyr Town Community Trust
FAW Trust Workforce Group
Martial Art Studies Network Research Group

Areas of Expertise

Community based 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
Mental Toughness in martial arts

Twitter

@lyn_jehu

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