I am originally from London, have lived in Manchester for nearly 8 years, with my partner Naomi and two children, Theo (5) and Sienna (2).

Currently, I'm in the write up phase of my PhD where I have been examining the effectiveness of a formal coach education provision within the Football Association. I am also a current FA Coach Developer. I currently coach within the Manchester City ‘Selects’ provision and have previous experience working within Burnley FC and Rochdale AFC as an academy coach. I also have coached abroad for The University of Sydney.

Teaching background includes working in a range of Further Education settings across London and the North-West. I was also the Head of Academy Education at Bolton Wanderers FC.

Find out more about Noel
Area of expertise
  • Coach Education
  • Football Coaching

Expertise in industry

  • Coach Developer for The FA
  • Previously an FA Coach Mentor
  • Coached in range of settings, including: grassroots, academy, non-league
  • Head of Academy Education
Teaching & research interests
  • Formal Coach Education
  • Policy/Curriculum Development
  • The Coaching Process
Accreditation & memberships
  • MSc Psychology of Sport & Exercise
  • BSc Sport Science
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • UEFA A Licence
  • FA Youth Award
Publications & research
  • Dempsey, N.M., Richardson, D.J., Cope, E. and Cronin, C.J., 2020. Creating and disseminating coach education policy: a case of formal coach education in grassroots football. Sport, Education and Society, pp.1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2020.1802711

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