Jack Walton

Visiting Fellow

Life Sciences and Education

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

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020