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Gareth Long

Lecturer, Education

Gareth Long

Job Title:

Lecturer, Education



  • MSC Coaching, Loughborough University
  • BA (QTS) Degree in Physical Education with English, University of Warwick

Staff Profile

Contact Details

Telephone: 9739 3386

Teaching Interests

Physical Education, Sports Coaching

Research Interests

Coaching Behaviours, Coaching Philosophy, Game Centred Coaching Methods

Current Projects

Health and Physical Education Program Benchmarking Project 

Planning for the new Program Standards for Initial Teacher Education

Gareth is an experienced educationalist, coach, and coach educator. Having qualified from The University of Warwick Gareth taught Physical Education in a number of schools in the UK before becoming a Senior Lecturer in Coach and Physical Education at the University of St Mark & St John. He then worked for the Football Association as the PE & Coaching in Education Coordinator for the South West of England, before joining the Australian College of Physical Education.  Gareth holds a UEFA ‘B’ Licence and a FFA / AFC ‘B’ Coaching Certificate in Football and also an MSC in Coaching from Loughborough University.

Gareth has coached football with a wide range of ages and environments, including grassroots football and the professional game.  He has co-authored several books such as ‘Improving Teaching and Learning in Physical Education’ and ‘101 Classroom Games’ as well as a series of soccer coaching books.

Journal Papers

Long, G., Grout, H., and Taylor, S. (2011) 101 Classroom Games: Energise Learning in Any Subject Human Kinetics

Grout, H., and Long, G. (2009) Improving Teaching and Learning in Physical Education. Open University Press, McGraw-Hill Education

Conference Presentations

2016:  ‘Teaching invasion games: Developing students’ communication, decision-making, interacting & problem solving skills’   PDHPE Teachers’ Association Annual State Conference.

2015: ‘Football in the National Curriculum’ FA National Licensed Coaches Club.

2015: ‘Football in the National Curriculum’  National Conference for the Association for Physical Education.

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