Richard Cheetham MBE
Richard Cheetham MBE is a Senior Fellow in Sports Coaching. He has worked at the University of Winchester since 2005, following three years spent teaching and Coaching in New Zealand.
Richard’s research focus centres on a more holistic approach to coaching with time spent since 2013 with the Saracens RFC within the Academy programme and more recently at Fulham Football Club. Richard also has developed a strong reputation on creative thinking and innovation within Coach Education and Development. Alongside publications he has also presented his applied research at the U.K. Coach Summit, Project 500 Coaching initiative, Nottinghamshire Talented Coaches Programme and the English Institute of Sport.
Richard has gained recognition nationally and internationally within coach education and has been an invited speaker for British Cycling, Cycling Ireland, England Handball and the England Cricket Coaches Association. since May 2014 he has worked within the UCL World Cycling Elite Coach Education Programme in Switzerland.
In addition a key focus of his work is establishing links within local and National sports organisations to strengthen the degree programme at Winchester University and therefore enhance employability through providing opportunities for volunteering, mentoring and community placements. As a result of this work he received the 2014 Vice Chancellors Award for Community Engagement in recognition of his work.
in 2010 Richard completed the Atacama Desert Ultra-Marathon and he regularly competes in other endurance races such as Ironman and the U.K. Coach to Coach challenges. Richard has a reputation at National and International level in Coach education and development with his work ranging from rugby union to slalom canoe and professional cycling within the UCL.
Richard is an experienced Rugby Union Coach Educator for London South region and Hampshire RFU as well as a Tutor for SCUK on the Talent Foundation Series.
Richard Cheetham MBE
U.K. Coaching Coach Developer of the Year 2018