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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.

In 2017 Sara completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Continued Professional Development and as such became an Associate of the Higher Education Academy.

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 has previously been 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 also enjoyed a season as Manager of Crewe Alexandra Ladies FC.

This year Sara stepped into senior men’s football and  became the first team coach of Conwy Borough FC who play in the Cymru Alliance League

Sara continues to work as a level 1, level 2 and level 3 coach educator for the FAW Trust and continues to progress as an educator within the FAW coach education pathway. Sara is also a current UEFA A Licence candidate. 

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences

Associate of the Higher Education Academy

Post Graduate Certificate of Continued Professional Development

Conference Paper - “Exploring the decision-making capabilities in experienced and novice football goalkeepers.” Morgan, D., Richards., P and Hilton, S. 4th International Coaching Conference 2017 at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Women in Sport, Skill Acquisition, Decision Making and Emotional Intelligence.