Sara Hilton

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Football and Coaching Science


Sara is a senior lecturer and UEFA A Licence coach who teaches mainly on the BSc (Hons) Football Coaching and the Performance Specialist degree, where her main area of focus is Football Coaching and Coach Education.

In 2017, Sara completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Continued Professional Development, and as such became an Associate of the Higher Education Academy. Sara began a Masters in Business Administration, specialising in Educational Leadership and Management in 2020 and is currently exploring potential research areas of interest.

In terms of coaching, Sara has gained an enormous amount of experience in coaching football at all levels with her most recent role being the assistant coach for the Wales Women U19 squad.


  • UEFA A Licence
  • MBA Educational Leadership and Management
  • Associate of the Higher Education Academy
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Continued Professional Development
  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences


High Performance Coaching

Coach Mentoring

Walking Football

Exercise Referral (Football)


Football Coaching to Enhance Performance

Football and Community Development

Advanced Football Coaching and Performance

Introduction to Sport Science in Football

Football Science: The Physical Performance of Players

Skills You Need

Introduction to Sport Science


Conference Paper - “Exploring the Decision-making Capabilities in Experienced and Novice Football Goalkeepers.” Morgan, D., Richards., P and Hilton, S. 4th International Coaching Conference 2017 at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Recuenco, D., Owen, A.L., González-Ravé, J.M, Hilton, S., Megías-Navarro, D., Juárez Santos-García, D. (2022) “Physical performance improvements amongst elite female soccer players and its effect on heart rate variability across the pre-season phase” (Awaiting Publication)