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Tracey Bourne

Tracey Bourne

Course Leader

School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

023 8201 3652 ext. 3652 Room no. RM204D

Biography

Tracey has been teaching on the football undergraduate degree programmes at Solent University since 2006. She is the unit leader for principles of football development and applied football development and also teaches across the football coaching, sport development and introduction to research and study skills units.

Tracey graduated in 1996 With a BSc (Hons) degree in sports science from the University of Greenwich. After working for three years in an unrelated field, and as a keen footballer, she became assistant manager of a branch for the Powerleague chain of five-a-side soccer centres. In August 1999 she achieved her first coaching qualification from the Football Association, the UEFA B Part 1 Coaching Certificate and there started a long career in the football industry both as a player, coach and tutor. 

Tracey was awarded the UEFA B Coaching Licence in December 2002, followed by achieving licensed tutor status for the Football Association in October 2003. She has been delivering a number of coach education courses for the FA now since April 2004. In 2011 Tracey qualified as an FA Futsal tutor and is currently one of only 10 National Futsal tutors delivering the pinnacle FA Futsal course, the Level 2. She also now works with prospective new tutors, training them to achieve their license to deliver coach education for the FA.

After a move to Basingstoke in 2003, Tracey joined Southampton Football Clubs’ Girls’ Centre of Excellence as head coach of the U14’s and took up a post working for the football development team at Hampshire FA as their community coach and coach education administrator. In 2007 Tracey became the technical director of Hampshire FA’s Girls and Disability Centre of Excellence, a role she relished until 2009 when she increased her teaching hours at the University.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Awards

    Follow the link below to see a list of Tracey's qualifications...
    • December 2012, FA Level 1 in Futsal, The Football Association.
    • Ongoing from 2011, member of the Licensed Coaches and Tutors Club/Association, The Football Association.
    • March 2010, Level 3 certificate in introduction to assessment practice in sport, 1st4Sport.
    • September 2008, MIfL, Institute for Learning.
    • August 2008, fellow of the HEA, Higher Education Academy.
    • November 2007, PGCLT (HE), Southampton Solent University.
    • October 2004, FA learning generic tutor training, The FA/1st4Sport.
    • January 2003, The FA licensed tutor Level 1/Futsal Level 1 and 2, The FA.
    • July 1996, BSc Sports Science, University of Greenwich.
  2. Industry experience

    Tracey has numerous years of experience in the industry from a playing, coaching and tutoring background and has worked for the Football Association...

    Tracey has numerous years of experience in the industry from a playing, coaching and tutoring background and has worked for the Football Association since 2004 as a licensed tutor, delivering and assessing a range of coaching qualifications to prospective new coaches. She has been involved in the planning and development of a wide range of football development initiatives and schemes. 

    Her football career has seen her play at numerous clubs, most notable Chelsea FC. She has represented her county, the South East region and played in an exhibition match for the Greater London league against an England Eleven. 

    Other experience includes:

    • Two years as centre director at Hampshire FA Girls and Disability Centre of Excellence for football.
    • Two years as community coach for Hampshire FA.
    • One of 52 National FA Futsal tutors/one of nine tutors training to deliver the Futsal Level 1.
  3. Teaching experience

    Tracey has been teaching on the football studies degree programme at Solent University since 2006. She is also a licensed tutor for the Football Association...

    Tracey has been teaching on the football studies degree programme at Solent University since 2006. She is also a licensed tutor for the Football Association and deliver/assess coaching qualifications for prospective new coaches.

    Tracey has numerous links and partnerships within the football development and football coaching industry. She continues to develop these to create enhanced links and partnerships between the University and the local football industry in order to provide a more enhanced learning experience for undergraduate students at Solent University. 

    In 2007, Tracey was awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in higher education (PGCLTHE). She is now looking to undertake a MA in sport and development at Solent University.

  4. Research interests

    Tracey's current research areas are masculinity and homophobia in football, feminism and gender in football, mixed gender football, player and talent development in football as well as coach education in football.