Lucy Witt


Senior Lecturer Performance & Coaching
- Cardiff School of Sport, Director of Basketball, Cardiff Met Archers

Telephone number: 029 2041 6588
Email address:

Lucy is a Senior Lecturer in Performance Sport, and a Year Tutor for Sport and PE with employability focus in the Cardiff School of Sport.  She is also the Director of Basketball at Cardiff Met which is one of the highest profile sports within the University.  Lucy joined the School in 1999 as a Graduate Researcher and has since made a significant contribution to performance sport, coach education and curriculum development for basketball, both within the University and nationally. She founded and continues to lead the Cardiff Met Archers Basketball Club and Junior Academy which is now an internationally renowned club attracting students, players and staff from all over the world. It boasts one of the top UK Women's teams including Olympic players and staff, whilst also pursuing a strong developmental strand providing experiential learning and employability skills for students, and engaging with the local community.  Lucy has combined and complemented her role at Cardiff Met with a number of other leading roles within Coach Education and Performance Sport, including Team Manager for Great Britain Women's Basketball Team (including Team GB at London 2012), Coaching Manager for BasketballWales, and Wales lead on the UK National Source Group and the Performance Management Group for Basketball. 

Research / Publications

Lucy’s research interests are centred around coach education, workforce development and club development. Publications are predominantly NGB materials and resources. Lucy was a key lead and editor in the Working Group which in 2011 developed a new UK Basketball curriculum for the UK basketball community. This project produced a number of publications and resources including the British Basketball Areas of Emphasis: Guidelines for Coaches, and the Club Skills Guide, which have helped to shape training and development of basketball coaches and players in the UK. Lucy was also the Wales lead on the development of the UK wide UKCC qualifications for basketball and continues to support the training for tutors delivering these qualifications.

Teaching and Supervision

Level 4 Activity Leader Sports Principles and Techniques
Level 5 Activity Leader Techniques and Analysis
Level 5 PDP Tutor
Level 6 Module Leader Analysis and Application Basketball
Level 6 Dissertation Supervisor
Post Graduate Teaching Supervisor

Qualifications and Awards

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
Post Graduate Certificate of Research Methods, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

1st 4 Sport Tutor Educator (CTS), Assessor (IAPS) and Verifier (IVPS) qualifications.
Post Graduate Teaching In Higher Education, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
1st 4 Sport Level 2 UKCC Basketball Coach
ABTA Level 3 Table Official and Tutor
Undertaking MA in Sports Management and Leadership

External Links

Lucy is linked with a number of external organisations through professional practice,
enterprise activities and learning and teaching, including British Basketball, BasketballWales, Basketball England, BasketballScotland SportCardiff, Sports Council for Wales, Let Me Play, Disability Sport Wales, and a number of local schools and colleges.

She is a founding member of the Women’s British Basketball League, a Committee Member and Club Rep, and the current Chair of the South Wales Basketball Association.

Sporting / Coaching Profile


Wales Senior International Basketball Wales
Wales Senior International Athletics Wales (Triple Jump)
Wales Universities Representative 1997-2003
Cardiff Met Archers Div 1 and Div 2 National League Player 1996-2013

Team Management
2012 Olympic Team Manager (GB Women's Basketball)

GB Team Manager (Women’s Basketball) 2006-2013
World Student Games Team Manager (Women's Basketball) Belgrade 2009

Welsh Universities Women's Team Manager, 2003-2008


Lucy remains an Active Coach, mentor and Executive Coach at Cardiff Met Archers Basketball Club, regularly tutors Coaching and Table Officiating qualifications, and delivers CPD workshops for basketball coaches.