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Sara Hilton

Lecturer of Football and Coaching Science

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Sara Hilton

Room: M403


+44 (0) 1978 293455


Sara is a lecturer for the FAW Football Coaching and Performance Specialists degree where her main area of focus is football coaching and coach education.

Following a successful playing career which ended because of injury, Sara began coaching in 2011. To enhance her knowledge in the world of sport and exercise, Sara began studying the BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Sciences course as a full time student in 2013. Having successfully earned her degree this year, Sara is now studying now working towards his PG Cert in Professional Development in HE.

In terms of coaching Sara has gained an enormous amount of experience in coaching football at all levels, from grassroots football to the U15’s Girl’s national team. Sara has worked as a coach in Welsh Premier League Academies and she is now the director of the North East Wales Girl’s Performance Centre and the North Wales Coast Girl’s Performance Centre, as well as a North Wales Regional coach. In April 2016 Sara coached the national under 16’s girls’ team and continues to helps players progress through the Welsh player pathway.

Sara has recently been awarded the National Performance Coach of the Year 2016.

Sara continues to work as a level 1 and a level 2 coach educator for the FAW Trust and continues to progress as an educator within the FAW coach education pathway.

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

UEFA B License Coaching Qualification

Accredited Level 1 Lead Coach Educator

Accredited Level 2 Coach Educator

Currently studying PG Cert in Professional Development in HE

BSc (Hons) Football Coaching and the Performance Specialist

FAW405 - Technique Analysis in Football

FAW406 - Tactical Applications of Performance Analysis in Football


Sports Coaching, Coach Education, Sport Psychology Decision Making, Skill Acquisition