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.

  • Article:
    Dempsey, N., Cope, E., Richardson, D.J., Littlewood, M.A. and Cronin, C.J., 2021. Less may be more: how do coach developers reproduce “learner-centred” policy in practice?. Sports Coaching Review, pp.1-22.

  • Book Chapter:
    Chapman, R., Dempsey, N., Cronin, C., & Richardson, D., 2019. Developing “the community” through the effective coaching of grassroots football: What's the role of coach education? In L. Gale & B. Ives (Eds.), Coaching in the community: Developing knowledge and insight. Manchester: An MMU Cluster for Research into Coaching Publication.

  • Book Chapter:
    Leeder, T.M., Dempsey, N.M., & Chapman, R. 2022. Understanding Grassroots Football Coach Education in England through Creative Fiction: Connecting the Past to the Present. In Leeder, T.M. (Eds.) Coach Education in Football - Contemporary Issues and Global Perspectives (pp. 73-85). Routledge.

  • Dempsey, N., Cope, E., Richardson, D.J., Littlewood, M.A. and Cronin, C., 2022. An examination of content knowledge in formal coach education curriculum. Sport, Education and Society, pp.1-19.


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