Hartpury College

Tom Radcliffe - Director of Elite Sport

Tom leads on our elite football, golf, netball and rowing programmes and also acts as Director of Football at Hartpury. He has been with the college since 2002 having created and developed the football programme to its current position.

As well as his role as Director of Elite Sport, Tom is responsible for the running of Hartpury's elite football programme, which encompasses both the senior and junior talent development programmes.

He has playing experience with Swindon Town, Oxford United and Cardiff City, and previously worked as a Football Club Consultant for ProZone, working closely with both Arsenal and West Ham United.

In his position as head coach to the senior football team, Tom steered the squad to three promotions in order to reach the top level of university football. Since reaching the top tier, Tom then directed the senior first team to four British Universities National Championship finals in five years; being crowned champions in 2007, 2008 and 2011.

Tom became head coach to the Southern Universities regional squad and taking a position with the England Universities team, due to his successes. As England Universities team manager he directed England to international success winning the Home Nations Tournament in 2010.

Tom has a Sports Science degree from the University of Exeter, an FA Diploma in Treatment and Management of Injuries and has also completed an MSc in Sports Management from the University of the West of England.