Andrew Newland

School of Education

Andrew is the Subject Lead for Physical Education in the School of Education. He teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as supporting the supervision of PhD students. Andrew’s research interests include teaching and learning in sports coaching and PE, coach education and the athlete-coach relationship. His PhD focuses on exploring the athlete-coach relationship in high-performance football settings.

Andrew has significant experience in both participation and performance environments. Previously he has worked for eight years as a Physical Education teacher in secondary schools. He is also a UEFA A Licensed football coach and has worked in performance settings for both Liverpool FC and The English FA. He currently works as a Technical Coach with the England Women’s National Talent Pathway.


2018, University of Chester, United Kingdom, MA Educational Leadership
2014, University of Chester, United Kingdom, PGCE
2010, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc Sports Science


The Football Association, United Kingdom, UEFA A License


Newland A. 2025. Exploring the athlete-coach relationship in high performance football settings Whitehead A, Cronin C, Cook G.

Journal article

Newland A, Cronin CJ, Cook GM, Whitehead A. Developing coaches’ knowledge of the athlete-coach relationship through formal coach education: the perceptions of FA Coach Developers International Sport Coaching Journal, Public Url

Other Professional Activity:

The English Football Association - England Women's Talent Pathway, Technical Coach. 2019