Joel Roberts

Elite Football / Education Professional

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2016
I am a strategically minded professional, UEFA A licensed coach, FA qualified Academy Manager and Lecturer in Sport who has built a broad range of senior experience through various roles in football and education both domestically and in the USA.

As a Senior Scout within the EFL Championship with specific responsibility for opposition analysis and player recruitment, alongside previous roles in Academy coaching and with the Elite England Women’s Programme, I offer an in-depth knowledge of the modern game at both youth and senior level, with an understanding of the support and guidance required to allow young players to fulfil their potential.

Currently providing expert guidance on coaching provision, learning strategies and talent development, I apply proven expertise in cohesive educational strategies, age specific coaching curriculums, staff mentoring and community engagement to positively impact varying organisations.

Possessing a Masters in Sporting Directorship, an elite educational programme that focuses on how to drive sustainable change within sporting organisations, I provide strong and empowering leadership, strategic thinking, innovation and good governance within an ambitious environment.
Joel Roberts


  • Manchester Metropolitan University: Masters in Sports Directorship

    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Masters in Sports Directorship

  • The Football Association: Academy Managers’ Licence

    The Football Association
    Academy Managers’ Licence

  • Manchester Metropolitan University: Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

  • UEFA: A Licence

    A Licence

  • The Football Association: Coach Education Certificate

    The Football Association
    Coach Education Certificate

  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA): National Advanced Diploma

    National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)
    National Advanced Diploma

  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA): National Diploma

    National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)
    National Diploma

  • University of Chester: BSc (Hons) - Sports Science & Computer Science

    University of Chester
    BSc (Hons) - Sports Science & Computer Science

Career History

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
    Senior Scout
    2012 – Present

  • The Football Association

    The Football Association
    Women’s National Team Senior Scout / u23 Coach
    2016 – 2017

  • Mid-Cheshire College

    Mid-Cheshire College
    Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science
    2005 – 2016

  • Liverpool FC

    Liverpool FC
    Academy U14 & U12 Head Coach
    2010 – 2011

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
    Academy U14 Head Coach
    2009 – 2010

  • The Football Association

    The Football Association
    Coach Educator
    2003 – 2010

  • Fulham FC

    Fulham FC
    Academy U12 Head Coach
    2004 – 2005

  • Fulham FC

    Fulham FC
    Football Development Officer
    2001 – 2005

  • English Premier Soccer Coaching

    English Premier Soccer Coaching
    1998 – 2001

  • Joel Roberts Consulting Ltd

    Joel Roberts Consulting Ltd
    Football and Education Services
    2016 – Present

Key Achievements

  • Currently providing expert guidance to a variety of organsiations across a range of areas including High Performance, Coaching, Recruitment, Research & Development and Education.
  • Senior Scout for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC with responsibility for Opposition Analysis and Player Recruitment for the 1st Team. Technical Scout for the England women’s senior team, observing players in the FA WSL and preparing detailed opposition reports
  • Experience of managing significant annual budgets and demonstrated the ability to build key strategic relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including senior executives, local and national government agencies and NGB’s
  • Demonstrated coaching and leadership ability in elite sporting environments such as Liverpool FC and England to support the development of young players through to Premiership and International level.
  • Head Coach England Women u23’s La Manga 2017 winning both games beating Sweden 3-1 and the USA 2-0. Winners of the 2017 Nordic Tournament featuring Sweden, Norway and the USA.
  • Consistently graded as ’Outstanding’ through formal means of observation and award-winning skills in the creation and development of Football and Education initiatives

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