Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Football Research Group brings together academic staff and expert independent scholars to produce transdisciplinary research within the thematic area of football studies. Drawing from a broad range of expertise within the football research community, these research fields include ecological approaches to talent development, youth development pathway analysis, coaching research, psychosocial influences on development, sports science applications to football, strategic apex analysis and the impact of stakeholder relationships on talent development pathway formation.  

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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