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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 

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  • The challenges of navigating different spaces and contexts in collaborative doctoral research in sport coaching, Dempsey, N., Wood, S., Chapman, R., Roberts, S., Cronin, C. 18 Apr 2024, In: Sports Coaching Review
  • 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
  • A fateful love, essays on football in the North East of England in 1880–1930: by Gavin Kitching, Oxford, Peter Lang, 2021, 1–262 pp., £44, ISBN 9781789978346, Chapman, R. 18 Aug 2022, In: Soccer & 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
  • Developing “the community” through the effective coaching of grassroots football: What’s the role of coach education, Chapman, R. 2019, Sports coaching in the community: Developing knowledge and insight

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

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