Dylan Blain

Dylan’s expertise lie within Physical Education and Youth Sports Coaching. Within these areas he is an advocate of student centred approaches that develop young people holistically. To that end he utilises game-centred approaches to competitive activities and promotes the use of Sport Education (Siedentop, 1995) as a model that provides authentic sporting experiences for all pupils within PE.

Dylan’s research interests revolve around the development of self-determined motivation. He is currently undertaking PhD research into the motivational factors impacting young people’s participation in health enhancing levels of physical activity. Central to this is an investigation into self-determined motivation and Physical Literacy of young people. This research aims to impact the design of innovative and inclusive, health based PE interventions, aimed at supporting Physical Literacy and promoting lifelong engagement in physical activity.

Dylan is also interested in establishing effective means of implementing technology into Physical Education. He has presented internationally on the topic, sharing his ideas with a wide audience from PE and Youth Sport.

Dylan is a keen sportsman and continues to play Football and Cricket competitively. As a semi-professional football he has represented numerous teams in the Welsh Premier League amassing over 350 appearances at this level. During this time he also played in the UEFA cup qualifying rounds and gained international honours at under 18 and 19.

Within the Welsh institute of Physical Literacy, Dylan supports the delivery of continual professional development opportunities for PE teachers and Sports coaches. Specifically he delivers courses on:

  • implementing Sport Education within primary and secondary school PE
  • creating motivational environments and climates within PE
  • the effective use of technology within PE
Postal Address:

Nalda Wainwright, WIPL, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen, SA31 3EP