Matt Crowther

Associate Lecturer - Sports Coaching Practice and Development

School of Sport and Wellbeing

Greenbank Building GR152

+44 (0) 1772 89 4903

Having recently joined UCLan, Matt is working across the Sport Coaching and Sport Coaching and Development degree programmes and also has an active role as a 1st year personal tutor. Matt is combining his teaching at UCLan with his on-going development as a Cricket coach, currently completing the UKCC Level 4 'Master Coach' qualification - which he is due to complete in December 2016.

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As a blended professional, Matt has continued to develop a grounding within performance development coaching contexts and academia. Having been awarded an internship at Leeds Metropolitan University to study a masters degree in Sport Coaching, Matt combined his academic work with a number of coaching roles within both men's and women's cricket.

Matt has worked and volunteered in a range of environments such as; Lancashire Womens 1st XI, Yorkshire Girls Pathways to excellence programme, Leeds/Bradford MCCU, Derbyshire Cricket Board Academy, Leicestershire Cricket Board Fast Bowling Group, Lincolnshire Cricket Board and Carlton C.C., (Edinburgh) and is able to draw upon his practical experience when working with students. Personal highlights have included working with female players who have been involved in England Performance and England Development programme squads.

Matt is currently progressing through the UKCC Level 4 Cricket qualification and is hoping to continue his practical engagement within Cricket alongside his work at UCLan. Most recently Matt converted his masters thesis into a short article which was published as part of the ECB's coaching magazine 'Hitting the Seam'.


  • Sport Coaching (BSc), Leeds Metropolitan University, 2011
  • Sport Coaching (MSc), Leeds Metropolitan University, 2013
  • PGCE (HE), University of Central Lancashire (TBC)
  • PGDip Elite Cricket Coaching, University of Gloucestershire (TBC Dec 2016)




Matt is currently interested in exploring the level of representative practice used by coaches within cricket at both elite and performance development levels.

Teaching Responsibilities

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