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Daniel Potter

Programme Leader Football Coaching & Performance

d.potter@chi.ac.uk | +44 (0) 1243 816424

Personal Introduction

Daniel started as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chichester in August 2011 having worked previously as an Associate Lecturer at both Southampton Solent University and the University of Chichester since 2010. Daniel also has experience of working in the Further Education sector. Daniel brings extensive knowledge of football coaching & development, sport development and community sport coaching to the department through his recent industry experience; he is also involved in a host of sport development projects and coaching initiatives. His main research interests include: sociological issues in sport; sport development; coach development in football; football studies; sport for social change; sport and religion and mega sports events. Daniel is also a keen sport volunteer having volunteered in sport throughout the UK and overseas. He also played football in the Nationwide Football Conference for three seasons and holds a range of coaching qualifications and is a tutor for Sport Leaders UK.

Daniel is the University of Chichester’s Men’s football 1st team manager and is also head coach for Men’s football at the university. Daniel holds the UEFA B Football Coaching award and is working towards his UEFA A.

Personal Education

BA Hons (University of Chichester); MA Sport and Culture (Roehampton); PGCLTHE (Currently undertaking at the University of Chichester); PhD (Currently undertaking at the University of Chichester)

Current teaching

For the current academic year, Daniel will be responsible for the following modules:

  • Principles and Practices of Sport (SDM403)
  • Developing Player Performance in Football (SDM408)
  • Coaching Placement (SDM503)
  • Managing Community Sport Events (SDM611)
  • Principles and Practice of Coach Development in Football (SDM410)
  • Football Development (SDM513)

Research and Consultancy

  • Fandom - Hooliganism; Relocation in Sport; Allegiance; Identity
  • Coach Development in Football
  • Football Studies
  • Sociological Issues in Sport
  • Sport for Social Change
  • Christianity and Sport - Religion, Identity
  • Mega Sport Events - Development; Issues and Management

International Sport Education Consultant - Lokko Sports pvt.ltd, India

  • International Sport Coaching and Development Consultant - Lokko Sports pvt.ltd, India
  • International Sport for Social Change Consultant - Lokko Sports pvt.ltd, India
  • School Sport Road Show – University of Chichester (ongoing)
  • Blind Football Initiative – University of Chichester and Sussex FA (ongoing)
  • Sport for Social Change – University of Chichester (Since 2012)
  • Streets 2 Success - Project Lead
  • Think Family - Project Lead
  • Sport for Social Change – Mental Health (ongoing)

Coaching Experience

University of Chichester Men’s Football 1st Team Manager (2012/2013; 2013/2014; 2014/2015; 2015/2016)

University of Chichester Men’s Football Club - Head Coach (2011/2012; 2012/2013; 2013/2014; 2014/2015; 2015/2016)

University of Chichester Men’s Football Club – Advisor for Club Development

Previously Coached at Fulham Football Club; Southampton Football Club; Chichester City FC; Guildford City FC; Surrey FA; University of Chichester Ladies FC

Publications and Presentations

  • Potter, D. (2013) From Merton to Milton Keynes: Wimbledon Football Club fans and the impact of post team relocation ten years after the end of the Crazy Gang. In ID. Net – Probing the Boundaries – Sport.
  • Potter, D. (in press) International Fandom and Identity: Civic Allegiance and Football Supporters. In ID. Net - National and Transnational Geographies of Sport.
  • Potter, D. (2012). Perceptions of Level Four Undergraduates on the Effectiveness of Peer Formative Marking. Chichester: University of Chichester - JOLT
  • The impact of a participant-centred sport for social change intervention pilot project in the UK - Paper presented at ID. Net – Probing the Boundaries – Sport: Athens, Greece, November 2013.
  • Sport for Social Change – The Impact of a Participant Centred Project in the UK. Paper presented at Sport, Leisure and Social Justice Conference – University of Brighton, September 2013.
  • The Impact of a Participant Centred Sport for Social Change Project in the UK. Paper presented at CREST Research Symposium – London, September 2013.
  • The Impact of Post Team Relocation in English Professional Football - British Sociological Association – Sport Study Group Postgraduate Forum – Canterbury Christ Church University, September 2013.
  • The Impact of a Participant Centred Sport for Social Change Project in the UK – Poster Presentation – The University of Chichester Research Conference, Bognor Regis, July 2013.
  • From Merton to Milton Keynes: Wimbledon Football Club fans and the impact of post team relocation ten years after the end of the Crazy Gang. Paper presented at ID. Net – Probing the Boundaries – Sport: Salzburg, Austria, November 2012.
  • Relocation and Sport – Wimbledon Football Club and the fans left behind. Research Seminar Series – Sport Development and Management, University of Chichester, June 2012.

Administration and Membership

Programme Lead for Football Coaching and Performance

Undergraduate Programme Coordinator

The Football Association Licensed Coaches’ Club

Christians in Sport

Steering Group Member of:

ID.Net – Conference Steering Group Member – Sport – Oxford 2015

ID.Net – Conference Steering Group Member – Sport – Oxford 2014

ID.Net – Conference Steering Group Member – Sport – Athens 2013

Centre for the Study of Football and its Communities – Manchester Metropolitan University (Associate Member)