Lecturer in Football and Sports Coaching

Byron has over 20 years coaching experience from local grassroots to the professional game, including in the school curriculum and Futsal Soccer Schools, as well as Nike FC community social engagement programmes. He has six years working as a football development officer for The FA in coach education, grass roots development, recreational participation and as a FA Club Mentor. Byron also works in academy recruitment for Charlton Athletic and Norwich City.

Find out more about Byron
Area of expertise
  • Academy recruitment policy procedures and contemporary issues;
  • Talent ID predictors;
  • Elite player development pathways and the Elite Player Performance Programme (EPPP);
  • Misrepresentation of BAME coaches within professional elements of the game.
Teaching & research interests
  • Social and psychological training focused designs methods;
  • Holistic player-centred training programmes;
  • Nature vs nurture;
  • Community engagement through sport - equality vs equity;
  • Is winning a dirty word? - winning vs development.
Accreditation & memberships
  • FA Licensed Coaches Club;
  • FA Coaches Mentor.
  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences;
  • UEFA B Coaching Football;
  • FA Talent Identification, Levels 1 & 2;
  • FA Youth Module 1/2 age appropriate coaching;
  • FA Futsal Level 1;
  • FA Coaching Disabled Participants;
  • FA GTT – FA Tutor training;
  • PTLLS - City and Guilds teaching diploma.
Expertise in industry
  • Grassroots club development coaching;
  • Governance and child welfare;
  • Community engagement in football and sport related projects;
  • Equality and diversity within sport;
  • Academy recruitment protocol, policies and procedures.
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