Cliff Olsson

Senior Lecturer

School of Sport and Health Sciences

Greenbank Building, GR152

+44 (0) 1772 89 4690

Subject Areas: Sport and Related Studies

Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Development. Teaching and Research areas include Coaching Pedagogy, Community Sport Development and Sport and International Development. Football Association Coach Education Tutor and English Table Tennis Association Level 3 Coach. Research areas include Sport For Development and Coaching Practice. 

Full Profile

Cliff has extensive experience working in Sport Development and Coaching Practice across a range of contexts including Football, Table Tennis, Community & International Development. Cliff research and consultancy has included working for the FA examining the contribution of 9v9 game format upon football development in England, supported UKSport International Coach Education system ( ICES) to develop Sport for Development programmes across the globe.

More recently Cliff has led the development of a Sport for Development project in Zambia that provides opportunities for undergraduates to work with Sport for Development agencies delivering key health messages through sport.


MSc Sport Sociology Leicester University, 2003.


Higher Education Academy
Football Association Coach Education Tutor


Coaching Practice
Sport for Development

Teaching Activities

Sports Coaching Practice
Sport and International Development
Community Sports Development


Monk.D, Olsson.C (2007) Modern apprenticeships in English professional football : Some Policy Implications. Industrial and Commercial Training. Vol 39 Issue 6 pp319-324