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MA Sports Leadership and Management
Higher National Diploma Science (Sports Coaching and Management)
FAW Coach Educator Award Level Two – Practical and Theory Delivery
FAW Coach Educator Award Level Two – Verifier Training
FAW Coach Educator Award Level Two – Mentor Training
UEFA ‘B’ Diploma
FA Coaching and Education Scheme Certificate of Coaching
FAW Welfare and Child Protection Workshop
FAW First Aid for Football Awareness
FAW Footballers with a Disability Workshop
FAW Introduction to Futsal


Jay Probert brings two decades of industry experience to his role as Lecturer in Football Development at the University of South Wales. A former Senior Partnership Manager within the Welsh Football Trust (WFT), his career to date has focused in particular on club development at a grass roots level across Wales.

A product himself of the volunteer pathway into the footballing industry, Jay undertook a series of coaching and committee-based roles with his local club before becoming a sessional coach for Fulham FC FITC and Cardiff City FITC, and also South West Division Head Coach for Christ College Secondary School in Brecon.

Subsequently a representative for the FAW on a number of UEFA Grassroots visits throughout Europe, Jay has also directed various leadership courses run by the organisation.

A strategy devised during his studies in MA Sports Management and Leadership to improve centralised support for clubs based locally has since also been prioritised for achievement by Wales’ Club Support Network, a group he continues to play a pivotal role in as an ongoing member.

“It gives me great pride to take up this challenge of empowering students to become the future industry workforce. The Football Development landscape has changed considerably over the past decade with practitioners requiring a comprehensive and diverse set of skills to become employment ready. I relish the opportunity to support students to fulfil their personal goals and enhance their university experience through work based learning opportunities.”


Managing and Developing Football in the Community
Football in Society
Work Based Learning


FAW Club Support Network
Machen Devils Junior Football Club



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