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George Jones

George Jones


George completed his undergraduate degree in Sports Coaching at the University of Roehampton. He then went on to study for an MA in Education at the same institution. His MA research dissertation focused on what understanding do elite football coaches hold of the approaches they implement. He is also a part-time academy coach at a Category 1 professional football club.

George joined St Mary's as a PhD student in February 2021, the title of his PhD is: Investigating how youth football coaches in an academy understand their coaching practice. He is working toward understanding what informs the decisions regarding the coaching practice of foundation-phase academy coaches at a Category 1 professional football club.  

Research Interests: 

  • Coaching Pedagogy
  • Practice Design 
  • Coaching Behaviours
  • Coach Education 
  • Coaching Sociology

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