Personal profile


Rik is a graduate teaching assistant for the Department of History, Geography and Social Sciences. He is undertaking a PhD project examining player care and wellbeing within elite academy male football. He holds a BA (Hons) in Sports Coaching and Development and an MSc in Sports Coaching and works as an elite category 2 professional football academy strength and conditioning coach.

Education/Academic qualification

Sports Coaching & Development, BA, Edge Hill University

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, Edge Hill University

Sport Coaching, MSc, Liverpool John Moores University

Other positions

Research Assistant - Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport, Edge Hill University

1 May 20211 Oct 2021

Strength and Conditioning Academy Coach - Youth Development Phase, Wigan Athletic Football Academy

1 Dec 2017 → …

Research Centres

  • Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport