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Dr Reece Chapman


Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Reece is an academic member of staff who teaches primarily on the BSc Sports Coaching programme. Reece’s academic qualifications include; a PhD in Coach Education, MSc Professional Practice in Sports Coaching Degree, and a PGCE.

Reece has experience of working as a coach and performance analyst in various professional and grassroots football clubs. Reece has also worked alongside large National Governing Bodies (e.g., The FA, UK Coaching) and taught in primary, secondary, further education, and higher education institutions.

Reece Chapman

Reece's PhD saw him work alongside The FA to gain an understanding of the development of coach education since 1967. This work has tracked the socio-pedagogical development of FA coach education overtime. Reece has also explored present day coaches' experiences of current FA coach education provision to explore how courses meet the needs of the learners today.

Reece’s research interests include; Sport Pedagogy, Sport Sociology, Coach Education, Sports Coaching, Football and Performance Analysis 

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • How did we get here; a historical and social exploration of the construction of English FA coach education, Chapman, R., Cope, E., Richardson, D., Littlewood, M., Cronin, C. 22 Sep 2023, In: Sport, Education and Society
  • Understanding Grassroots Football Coach Education in England through Creative Fiction: Connecting the Past to the Present, Leeder, T., Dempsey, N., Chapman, R. 10 Jun 2022, Coach Education in Football, London, Routledge
  • Learning from the past; a Freirean analysis of FA coach education since 1967, Chapman, R., Richardson, D., Cope, E., Cronin, C. 23 Jul 2020, In: Sport, Education and Society

  • BSc (Hons)
  • MSc
  • PGCE
  • Sports Science (Education) PhD
  • Associate Fellowship to Higher Education Academy AFHEA
  • UEFA B

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