Lyn Jehu

Lyn Jehu


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Lyn graduated from the University of Wales Newport, with a First class honours degree in Sports Studies. Lyn then progressed to completing a Masters Degree at the University of South Wales in Performance Sports Coaching.

Lyn has over 30 years of experience of working in the sports and education sector. Lyn has taught at secondary school level and also has experience of working within football education, having taught at professional football clubs such as Cardiff City FC and Cheltenham Town FC.

Lyn’s first appointment at the University of South Wales was as a Technical Demonstrator for Sport and Psychology in 2013. Lyn then moved on to a role as Technical Demonstrator in Sport and Exercise Science in 2015. In 2016, Lyn took on his current role as Lecturer in Community Football Development.

Lyn was originally employed as the Course Leader for the highly successful BSc Top Up programme in Community Football Coaching. Lyn is currently year 1 on campus course leader for BSc Football Coaching, Development and Administration. This is a unique course that prepares year 1 students to progress to working on paid placements in the USA in years 2 and 3. This programme is run in partnership with UK International Soccer.

Lyn also enjoys supporting the delivery of Post Graduate programmes.

In addition to working as a lecturer and course leader, Lyn is both an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Race Equality Champion at USW.

Lyn is also an educational mentor, supporting colleagues new to higher education as they complete the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education.

Lyn holds a PGCE and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Lyn has also:

  • ­Worked extensively in the USA as a soccer coach, coach educator and soccer camp director. This experience was accrued over a 5 year period between 2000 – 2005.
  • Been employed by the Japanese Government as part of the Japan Exchange Teaching (JET) programme. This role involved both teaching English as an addition language and community sport delivery and event management.
  • Worked with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) as a coach educator and mentor.
  • Coached at organisations such as Cardiff City FC Academy and Foundation, Manchester United Soccer Schools and at grassroots level, Merthyr Town FC Academy.

Teaching interests

Lyn is module leader for the following modules:

On Campus

Managing and Developing Football in the Community (SR1S174)

Introduction to Sports Science for Football Coaching (SR1S182)

Professional Practice (SR1S201)

Football in Society (SR2S161)

Online via UK International Soccer (UKIS) Partnership

Introduction to Sports Science for Football Coaching (SR1S182)

Football in Society (SR2S161)

Critical Issues in Sports Coaching and Leadership (SR3S65)

Online via English Football League Trust (EFLT) Partnership

Football in Society (SR2S161)

Lyn also contributes to the following modules:


Dissertation (SR3D005)

Applied Professional Project (SR3D00F)

Post Graduate

Effective Coaching (SR4S003)

Research Project (SR4T001)


Research interests

Walking Football

Alternative forms of football provision

Social inclusion 

Coach education

Japanese martial arts


Co supervision of MRes project examining the Psychological, Social and Physical Benefits of Walking Football in Former South Wales Coalfield Areas.

The research project was part-funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) as a Knowledge Exchange Skills Scholarship (KESS2) and completed in partnership with the Coalfield Regeneration Trust.

Education/Academic qualification

Football Development, UEFA Certificate in Football Management, UEFA

Mar 2020Mar 2021

Award Date: 1 Mar 2021

Sports Coaching, MSc Performance Coaching (Distinction)

Award Date: 1 Nov 2016

PGCE (PCET) Distinction

Sports Studies, BSc (Hons) Sports Studies (1st Class)

External positions

Head of Foundation Phase, Merthyr Town F.C.

1 Jan 2022 → …

Level 1 Coach Educator, FAW Coach Education

1 Jan 2019 → …

Level 2 Mentor, FAW Coach Education

30 Sept 2018 → …

Senior Age Group Coach, Merthyr Town Academy

1 Jan 2014 → …


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