Tony Wallis

Tony Wallis



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Tony started his sporting career as an apprentice and professional footballer at Cardiff City between 1999 and 2003. Following this, he worked in a dual position for the Football Association of Wales Trust and Caerphilly County Borough Council as the Local Authority Football Development Officer between 2004-2007. This lead to a more generic sports development role when Tony became the first Competitions Organiser Officer in Wales. This evolved to leading a sub-team within a it's community activity networks structure before stepping into a wider leadership position responsible for the strategic and operational direction of the Sport Development department. 

Alongside this role, Tony lead sport development related modules within FE at Ystrad Myncah College between 2013-2015. 

Whilst continuing to work and teach within the industry, Tony enrolled in a post-graduate degree at Cardiff Met, studying an MA in Sports Management & Leadership, which he completd in 2015. He was then recruited as a lecturer in Football Coaching & Performance at The University of South Wales in 2016, where he progressed to a senior lecturer in 2018 and took on course leader responsibility for the then newly validated BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching & Development degree. Between March and September 2022, Tony briefly served as Head of Sport for on-campus provision on an interim basis.

In summary, Tony has worked and taught across a variety of sports industry environemnts and levels in a career that currently spans more than two decades. 


Teaching interests

Tony is course leader for:
BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching & Development

Tony is module leader for the following modules:

  • Introduction to Sports Development (SR1S170)
  • Managing Sport (SR1S171)
  • Adventurous Activities & Outdoor Leadership (SR2S189)
  • Leadership in Sport (SR3S66)
  • Leadership in Sport (Blended) (SR3S79)
  • Strategic Sport Development (SR3S50B)

Tony also contributes as a supervisor to the following modules:

  • Research Project (SR4T002)
  • Dissertation (SR3D005)
  • Applied Professional Project (SR3D004)

Research interests

Community Sports Development 

Leadership and Human Resource Management 

Gambling in Sport 

Sporting Equality 

PE and School Sport 


Education/Academic qualification

Leadership and Management, MA, Cardiff Metropolitan University

1 Oct 20111 Jul 2015

Award Date: 13 Jul 2015

External positions

1st Team Manager, Caldicot Town AFC

1 Jun 2017 → …


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