MSc Coaching Science
BSc Sport Coaching
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Chartered Manager (CMgr MCMI)
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
UEFA Advanced Licence Holder
Ceri is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Development & Coaching in the School of Health, Sport, and Professional Practice. Ceri joined the School in 2016, having previously worked at The Football Association. He has provided a range of consultancy services to athletes, coaches, clubs, and NGBs as well as being an early career researcher with a particular focus on life skills development. Ceri has worked with a number of NGBs to help develop their coach education and coach mentoring programmes. Ceri is currently Head of Youth at a Welsh Premier League Club Academy where he is responsible for player and coach development across all age groups from under 9 to Development Squad.
Course Leader – BSc (hons) Football Coaching & Performance
Bowley, C., Cropley, B., Neil, R., Hanton, S., & Mitchell, I. (2018). A life skills development programme for youth football coaches: Programme development and preliminary evaluation. Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, 14(1), 3-22.
Peer-reviewed conference communications:
Bowley, C., Cropley, B., & Neil, R. (2016). Educating coaches to develop youth football player’s life skills. Research presented at British Associtaion of Sport & Exercise Science (BASES) Annual Conference, Nottingham, UK, 2016.
Bowley, C., (2015). Developing coach education programs in football: The integration of a life skills and resilient coping development plan. Research presented at Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, USA, 2015.
Bowley, C., Cropley, B., Neil, R., Hanton, S., & Mitchell, I. (2014). The development of life skills and resilient coping behaviours. Research presented at British Association of Sport & Exercise Science (BASES) Annual Conference, Burton, UK, 2014.
Bowley, C., Bodden, W., & O’Donoghue, P. (2012). Behaviour of academy soccer coaches during training. Poster presented at World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport IX, Worcester, UK, 2012.
Invited conference communications:
Bowley, C. (2019). The Coach as Performer. Presented at United Soccer Coaches Annual Convention, Chicago, USA, 2019.
Bowley, C. (2019). Developing the Mindset of Premier League Academy Players. Presented at United Soccer Coaches Annual Convention, Chicago, USA, 2019.
Bowley, C., & Cropley, B. (2018). Coaching the Person to Enhance the Player. Presented at United Soccer Coaches Annual Convention, Philadelphia, USA, 2018.
Bowley, C., & Cropley, B. (2017). Educating Coaches to Develop Young People’s Life Skills: Informing Coach Education. Presented at UK Coaching Summit, Newcastle, NI, 2017.
Bowley, C., Cropley, N., & Neil, R. (2015). 0.0017% vs. 100%: Sharing Player Development – Life Skills. Research presented at National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Annual Convention, Philadelphia, USA, 2015.
Bowley, C. (2015). Coaching life skills and developing resilience. Presented at Inspire Coaching Conference, London, UK, 2015.
Professional Practice Articles:
Bowley, C. (2017). Fitting In. Coaching Edge: Sports Coach UK, 47, 32-35.
Bowley, C. (2016). Why go to live games? The Bootroom: The FA Licensed Coaches Club Magazine, 17.
Bowley, C. (2016). The Athletic Triangle: Coach-Parent-Athlete Triad. Sports Coach UK Coach Talk.
Bowley, C. (2016). A framework for reflection. The Bootroom: The FA Licensed Coaches Club Magazine, 15, 18-21.
Bowley, C. (2015). The art of noticing. The Bootroom: The FA Licensed Coaches Club Magazine, 14, 34-37.
Bowley, C. (2015). Matchday for players. The Bootroom: The FA Licensed Coaches Club Magazine, 13, 45-49.
Bowley, C. (2015). Developing Life Skills. The Bootroom: The FA Licensed Coaches Club Magazine, 12, 66-71.
Bowley, C., Bodden, W., & O’Donoghue, P. (2012). Behaviour of academy soccer coaches during training sessions. In: D.M. Peters, & P. O’Donoghue (Eds.), Performance Analysis of Sport IX. London: Routledge.
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
FA Licensed Coaches Club
Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Postgraduate Research Supervision
Darren Nolan: PhD – Enhancing the psychological and social development of primary school children through a Premier League Football “Life Skills” programme. Registered at St Mary’s University and co-supervised by Dr. Conor Gissane and Dr. Natalie Campbell. Expected completion 2019.
Dan Wixey: PhD – Examining the coach created motivational climates of the elite youth football environment and the psychological implications of the motivational climate created. Registered at Cardiff Metropolitan University and co-supervised by Dr. Kieran Kingston. Expected completion 2021.
University of Chester. External Examiner.
Health & Wellbeing Cluster (Sport Programmes) Periodic Review. Plymouth University. External Adviser.
Equality Development Group. Tennis Wales. Strategic Lead.
Tennis Wales Board. Independent Board Member.
UK Coaching Talent Research Hub.
UK Coaching Learning Research Hub.
UK Coaching Workforce Research Hub.
The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Special Interest Group – Soccer.
Performance Consultant (Coach Education/Mentoring/Psychology):
Welsh Rugby Union
Bristol Rovers FC Academy
International Table Tennis Players
Table Tennis Association of Wales National Coaches
Welsh Netball Senior Squad
Areas of Expertise
Sport (Football) Coaching
Sport (Football) Psychology
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