Daniel Milton



​​​Lecturer in Physical Education an​​d Sports Coaching/Senior Coach Cardiff Metropolitan RFC

Telephone number: 029 2020 5518
Email address: dmilton@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Daniel is a Lecturer in Physical Education & Sport Coaching in the Cardiff School of Sport. He is also one of the senior rugby coaches within the Cardiff Metropolitan rugby squad who play in the WRU National Champion​ship and the BUCS Premier divisions. Daniel joined the School in 2012, following 12 years as a physical education teacher in Cardiff.

Daniel is year tutor to the Level 4 Sport and Physical Education program and teachers across the pedagogy, coaching and performance modules. He is a  Level 4 qualified coach and coach educator and is currently the WRU National 18's attack coach. He is currently working with Birmingham University and Sport Wales on a collaborative research project around motivation and Empowering principles.

Research / Publications

My research interests focus in the areas coaching and physical education. Enhancing player and pupil feedback in teaching and coaching with improved learning is one area of particular interest. More recently I have been working with Birmingham University and Sport Wales on the Empowering PE research project which looks at motivation and Empowering principles. I am currently completing my PhD with Joan Duda as my Director of Studies as well as Paul Appleton and Anna Bryant. The aim is to explore the relationship between empowering climates, quality of motivation and developing people on their physical literacy journey

Book Chapters
Morgan, K., Milton, D., & Longville, J. (in press 2015). Motivating pupils for learning in PE. In S. Capel & M. Whitehead (Eds.), Learning to Teach Physical Education. Routledge. London

Teaching and Supervision

I currently deliver on modules in the areas of PE and Pedagogy, sports coaching as well as performance modules across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. I am Year Tutor for Level 4 Sport & PE as well as module leader for SSP4019 Introduction PE & Youth Sport as well as SSP5060 Issues in PE & Pedagogy.

Current Modules
SSP4019 - Physical Education and Youth Sport (Level 4 Module Leader)
SSP5060 - Issues in PE (Levels 5 Module Leader) ​​​
SSP6089 – PBL in PE & Pedagogy, (Level 6)
SSP4060 - Sports Principles and Techniques (Rugby Level 4)
SSP5067 - Techniques and Analysis (Rugby Level 5)
SSP6077 - Analysis and Application (Rugby Level 6)
SSP7071 - Sport and PE (Level 7)
SSP7005 - Understanding the Coaching Environment (Level 7)

Qualifications and Awards

B.A.  Sport and Human Movement Studies
P.G.C.E (Secondary PE)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Pg.D Sports Development and Coaching
M.Sc. Coaching Science (Distinction)
WRU Level 4 Coach
WRU Coach Educator

External Links

I am linked with a number of external organisations through, research, professional practice, enterprise and learning and teaching.

WRU – Attack Coach National 18’s
Since the start of the 2014 season I have been appointed the WRU National 18’s attack coach. I have a responsibility to develop highly skilled attacking players and be part of ensuring continuity and progression from the 18’s through the 20’s into the senior squad.

WRU – Coach Educator
As a coach educator I have been part of the process of embedding the UKCC Level 1 and Level 2 coaching qualifications within the performance modules. Working with Chris Davey, Neil Henessey and from the WRU John Evans the Level 4 students now completed their Level 1 WRU UKCC coaching qualification as part of the module and at level 5 they will complete the Level 2 WRU UKCC coaching qualification.

Sport Wales – Empowering PE
As part of the Empowering PE project I have delivered workshops on the Empowering PE principles that are fundamental to physical education delivery in Wales. This workshop is in the process of being refined and developed for Wales wide roll out.

IPLA – International Physical Literacy Association

Sporting / Coaching Profile

Cardiff Met RFC (2007 to Present) Senior Backs Coach
WRU National 18’s (2014 to Present) – Attack Coach
Cardiff Blues Age Grade Coach (2004-2008)
Cardiff Schools Rugby Union Chairman (2003-2005)