School of Sport and Health Sciences
Greenbank Building, GR128
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Subject Areas: Sport Tourism
David joined the School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors in August 2008 having previously worked in a variety of sport and education settings for 15 years. He is an active coach in a variety of sports including rugby union, swimming and golf. It is here that his specialist interest lies and that drives his academic research.
David joined UCLan in August 2008 having previously worked in a variety of sport and education settings for 15 years. He was working in senior sport management roles in schools, colleges and voluntary sports organisations before taking up his role at UCLan. He has been a member of the County Sports Partnership Management Hub, an executive of the North West University and College. He has performed consultancy for a range of sporting organisations including Sorbothane Ltd, the Hong Kong Golf Association, the English Golf Union, the Rugby Football League, and Core Golf USA.
BA(Hons) Sport and Recreation Management (University of Birmingham)
Postgraduate Certificate of Education – Physical Education (Liverpool John Moores University)
Master of Business Administration (University of Central Lancashire)
PhD Elite Sports Coaching (University of Central Lancashire)
Palmer, C., & Grecic, D. (2014). You can’t buy love at Tesco’s: Observation field notes of a coach education event. Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies, 8(1),89-118.
Grecic, D., & Palmer, C. (2013). Tales from the Tee: A narrative accounts of being coached in golf. Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies,7(1), 127-152
Grecic, D., MacNamara, A., Collins, D. (2013). The epistemological chain in action: coaching in high level golf. Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies, 7(1), 103-126.
Grecic, D., & Collins, D. (2013). The Epistemological Chain: practical applications in sports, QUEST, 65(2), 151-168. Doi.10.1080/00336297.2013.773525…
Teaching activities include being the Course Leader for the MA in Physical Education and School Sport and delivering modules relating to sport management, physical education, talent pathways, and elite coaching practice.
Sports Association, and an active member of Sport England Working Groups for the North West Regional Sports Board.
In his career David has been instrumental in establishing a number of sports education academies. These include programmes for Lancashire County Cricket Club, Sale Sharks and Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Union Football Clubs, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Everton, Preston
North End, Blackpool and Stockport County Football Clubs, and for Golf England.
David is still an active coach in a variety of sports including rugby union, football and golf. It is here that his specialist interest lies and that drives his academic research.
His teaching activities include: strategic sports management, talent pathways, elite coaching practice.