Programme Coordinator, Sports Studies
Spencer has been teaching sport at UCW for a number of years and his subject specialisms are around the psychology of sports performance, teaching pedagogies and sports entrepreneurship. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Sport Studies from Staffordshire University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Bath Spa University, and a Master’s Degree in Education from UWE Bristol, which involved conducting research into the importance of self-efficacy in the teaching and learning process. Spencer played football for 20 years prior to taking up teaching and continues to play cricket competitively at a local level. He has coached youth cricket teams, and taken part in a number of sporting events for charity, including the London Marathon and a cycle ride from John O’Groats to Lands End.
Lecturer in Sport
Sarah is the module leader for our new Performance Analysis Fundamentals module. Holding a BSc (Hons) Degree in Football Performance, Sarah has worked in professional football clubs, coaching in academy and community settings. Her teaching career started at Bristol City FC with the post-16 scholars, which then led her to develop a new female education programme at Ashton Gate Stadium. After a further year as Head of Coaching, Sarah joined UCW to focus on her teaching career alongside running the female football and futsal academy programmes. Sarah also works for the Football Association, tutoring Level 1 and Level 2 futsal courses. Futsal is a passion of hers, and she has coached and played for Super League clubs and even won The FA Cup in 2016 with Bristol City FC.