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Qualifications

BSc Sports Studies
PGCE Secondary: Physical Education

About

Chris is a Lecturer on a number of the sports courses here at USW, specifically the BA Sports Leadership & Development, BSc Sports Coaching and BSc Sports Studies. Chris is also the Head of the Centre for Employability, Enterprise and Leadership in Sport, as well as playing a key role in the management and development of the student placement programme.
As part of his role at the University, Chris is a Module Leader for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year modules including Fundamentals of Coaching Children, Managing Sport, Physical Education and School Sport, Community Sports Development, Sport Placement, Work Based Learning and Applied Professional Project.
Having long been involved with the placement programme at USW, first as a student himself, then mentoring students as a member of USW Alumni, Chris is enthusiastic and passionate about the importance of high quality, relevant placements and the potential impact they can have.

Experience

Professionally, Chris comes from a background working in Sport Development at both Local Authority and National Governing Body level, having worked for Golf Development Wales for three years. Having a keen interest in development of sport, Chris is currently a Board Director and Development Group Member for BowlsWales and a member of the working group for ClubSolutions, the club development tool being developed by Sport Wales.
In addition to his role at the University, Chris is a Development Coach for Swansea City Football Club, coaching players from the ages of 7 to 12.

Responsibilities

Chris is a Module Leader for a number of sport development and coaching related subjects, as well as being the Head of the Centre for Employability, Enterprise and Leadership in Sport (CEELS), playing a key role in managing the placement programme at USW Sport.

External

Bowls Wales: Board Director
Bowls Wales: Development Group Member
Active Valleys: Director
ClubSolutions: Working Group Member

Areas of Expertise

Sport Development
Work Based Learning

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