Jack Walton

Visiting Fellow

Health, Science and Wellbeing

I graduated from Loughborough University in 2005 after completing a degree in Sports Science and Physics. After three summers coaching across the USA I joined the County FA network as a Girls and Women’s Development Officer on the Isle of Man before moving to join the football development team in Liverpool.

I joined the FA as a Regional Coach Development Manager in 2011 and have since been involved in the recent changes to The FA Coach Education pathway. I now lead a team of FA County Coach Developers in the North West and in my spare time volunteer on the committee at a grassroots club whilst coaching a youth boys team.

Professional memberships and activities

The FA Licensed Coaches Club

Academic qualifications

BSc – Sport & Exercise Science and Physics, Loughborough University, 2005
FA Youth Award
UEFA B License


Coach Behaviours
Practice Design and Skill Development

Research interests

Youth sport motivation
Philosophy and practice of sports coaching

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021