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University Lecturer Gets A Grade from UEFA

Released: 06.02.15


A lecturer in physical and coaching education at the University of St Mark & St John has achieved a top grade football coaching license from Uefa (Union of European Football Association) through the FA (The Football Association).

The UEFA A License is the highest practical coaching licence available in football that focuses primarily on the development of technical and tactical strategies specifically designed for the 11v11 format of the game. Aaron Cusack joins just 1500 in the UK who have been awarded this prestigious coaching award to date.

Cusack, a home-grown footballer and alumni of the University, served for two years at professional football club Plymouth Argyle and now teaches on the University’s sports science and coaching degree programmes.

He said: “I’m delighted to be able to share the depth of knowledge I gained through UEFA with my students. As the highest practical coaching qualification you can get, it’s something all coaches aspire to and I was delighted to make it through the competency selection process and have my career recognised in this way.”

The UEFA A License is by application only, and demands 240 hours of coaching and academic study which takes approximately two years to complete.

Cusack is a Lead Coach of the U14’s at the Plymouth Argyle Academy and plays for local team Saltash United.

For more information about studying programmes within the University’s Health and Sport Sciences faculty, register to attend one of our BIG Open Days.


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