ISSPF & Wrexham Glyndwr University Partnership

Wrexham University provides accreditation for online sport science & football specific coaching courses

As North Wales remains a hotbed of football talent, one of its well-known academic establishments continues to thrive and develop in the area of sporting innovation.

The exponential growth of the Football Coaching and the Performance Specialist program at Wrexham University, has led to an official collaboration with the globally acclaimed International Soccer Science and Performance Federation (ISSPF) to provide cutting edge, bespoke, online football training courses & resources delivered by leading football science & coaching professionals from around the world.

The online courses are developed and delivered by some of the leading sport science and football coaching practitioners from global football associations & top level clubs far & wide: England FA, Manchester United FC, Olympiakos, Boca Juniors, Chelsea, Trabzonspor, Besiktas, Leicester City, Dynamo Moscow, SL Benfica, FC Rennes, Porto, Spanish Football Federation, Major League Soccer clubs staff and many more.


These specific courses target coaches, support staff, learners and students from all levels of academic range, ability and knowledge. The endorsed & accredited courses provide content & insights into the workings of team sport performance coaching covering:

NutritionPsychology and Mental Skills TrainingYouth & Athletic DevelopmentTeam Sport Training Methodology, Fitness & Conditioning Training, Tactical Analysis, Talent Identification, Goalkeeper Coaching Science and Injury Reduction & Return to Play.


Sara Hilton, programme leader of the Football Coaching and Performance Specialist degree, explained that she is:
“Delighted to formalize this link with the ISSPF. The partnership will provide our students and sporting communities the opportunity to access educational content from experts across the globe.

"As a sports science provider, we pride ourselves on our relationships with industry experts and this link with ISSPF will allow us to further expand our learning options for our current students, coaches & alumni associates, who aspire to work at the highest level of the game.

"We are collaborating to provide numerous exciting resources in addition to certification courses & online masters programs, that provide coaches, sports scientists, physiotherapists, S & C staff, as well as medical practitioners with exposure to best practice. This is a fantastic initiative, and I am excited that Wrexham Glyndwr University can contribute to the applied football education here in the North Wales region.”
Sara Hilton
Programme Leader, Football Coaching and Performance, Wrexham University

The educational outcome and provided with the collaboration are open to almost anyone involved in the game or with an interest to further themselves, and ideal to provide performance insights, continued professional development, extended learning & additional qualifications for individuals with a thirst to learn.

As a leading online soccer or football education organisation, ISSPF is seen as the trusted partner of elite, semi-professional, amateur and youth soccer clubs, international federations, as well as colleges, universities and training institutes worldwide.

As a leading online football education organization, ISSPF is not only seen as the trusted partner of elite, semi-professional, amateur and youth soccer clubs, international & continental federations, but also as key educational partners of schools, colleges, universities and training institutes worldwide.

An official announcement on behalf of ISSPF confirmed the excitement of the agreement with Wrexham Glyndwr University:

“We are delighted to partner with the Department of Sports & Exercise Science, in Wrexham University.

"We are extremely excited to play a fundamental part in the development of football related individuals in a region known for its love of the game & an area with track record of coach & performance staff development.

"The opportunity to assist in the development of football coaching & team sport enthusiasts, practitioners, in addition to the students and learners around the local community, and UK country is one ISSPF are motivated to play a key role within.

"The provision of our bespoke online football science & performance courses, although accredited across the region, are currently being studies & accessed by individuals around the world.

"We are proud to work together for the progression of all individuals interested in enhancing their applied knowledge, and career prospects through the academic pathway Wrexham University provides.

"Our courses cover a range of coaching interests from grassroots, through to the semi-professional & elite professional coaching level so are available to all.”
ISSPF Business Team

Not only is Wrexham University now working with the Ryan Reynolds & Rob McElhenney owned Wrexham AFC who are now in the ‘The Rest of World’ category alongside:

Apoel FC, Lokomotiv Moscow, CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Kyiv, Hajduk Split, HJK Helsinki, Spartak Moscow, Kaizer Chiefs, Dinamo Zagreb, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, Orlando Pirates, Sparta Praha, AEK Athens, Parma, PAOK, Shakhtar Donetsk, Viktoria Plzeň to name but a few in the latest FIFA game, but are fully committed to the longer term collaboration and course provision with ISSPF.

This exciting partnership will look to provide a unique and bespoke soccer specific educational platform for all those wanting to expand upon their knowledge of the game. All courses can be performed whilst travelling or at home, at any time of the day and are generated around the learning time frame of the individual.

Anyone wanting to find out more about the ISSPF online sport science courses, and the Wrexham Glyndwr University accredited ISSPF courses or partnership, further information is provided via social media links here:

@ISSPFed or at

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