The Coaching Centre led by Professor Robyn Jones has a proven track record in delivering research and development consultancy support to sport and sport coaching organisations, nationwide and internationally. Some of the coach education work currently done by the WRU, British Gymnastics and the FA of Wales among others is both informed by Cardiff Met research and delivered by Cardiff Met staff (other organisations use Cardiff Met Research; for example the GAA). 

We are proud to have strong links with some of the most influential professional associations internationally relating to sports coaching. These include the International Council for Coaching Excellence and the European Coaching Council.

We offer a range of cutting edge services: Coach Education and Development; Qualifications (Professional Doctorate and a MSc in Sports Coaching ); One-to-one, group or whole organisation training, bespoke short course and general CPD; Coaching strategy and systems analysis and design.

The expertise of our staff is extensive:

Coach education and development

Critical sociology of sports pedagogy and coaching, looking at sports participation, and how that experience is framed by coaches.

Pedagogy in Physical Education and Sport Coaching settings

The development of professional practice in sport coaching

The value of, and improving, development pathways

Reflective practice and the potential it has for developing effective practice and facilitating human flourishing

Participant and coach modelling

Coaching strategy, workforce planning and management

Profile and recognition

Developmental and evaluative research

Our clients:

Welsh Rugby Union

The Football Association

Football Association of Wales

Welsh Gymnastics