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Fabio spends fortnight with the Swedish Football League

By Alex Turk

Making and keeping contacts is an important part of finding your way in the football industry today, and third year BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance student Fabio Schaupp has recently used his to secure a two-week placement with the Swedish Football League.

The exciting opportunity enabled Fabio to see and experience different fields and departments, as well as give him a wider view of leagues and clubs that could help further his future career.

The Allsvenskan, the top tier...

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Students battle it out for £1,000 prize in inaugural FIFA tournament

UCFB students are set to compete for the chance to be crowned eSports champion and win a £1,000 prize.

Students will go head-to-head on the popular video game to determine a champion from each campus, before the two winners face off in the hope of being named the inaugural UCFB FIFA champion.

The tournament will take place on March 20th and March 27th at UCFB Etihad Campus and UCFB Wembley respectively, and will be run by eSports experts Player 1 Events. Player...

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More title success for UCFB football teams

Hot on the heels of numerous title successes from UCFB sports teams in the BUCS league last week, more of our sides from both campuses have claimed championship wins this week to add further silverware to the UCFB cabinet…

Wembley

Football

Women’s 1st, South Eastern 3A league The women secured their league title in style by thrashing the University of Brighton 2nd 9-0 with one game spare. With just a trip to King’s College London 2nd to go, the girls will be looking to...

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UCFB students join Manchester FA’s media team

By Alex Turk

UCFB Etihad Campus students are getting a taste of the media industry after grasping the opportunity to earn valuable experience as a part of the Manchester FA’s media team for the rest of the academic year.

The Manchester FA has been the home of grassroots football across Greater Manchester for over 130 years and they pride themselves on establishing safe and structured football opportunities for the benefit of all concerned, irrespective of age, colour, gender and ability.

Seven students have...

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Title success for UCFB sports teams

It’s been a busy few weeks for UCFB’s sports teams in London and Manchester. With teams fighting for titles and trophies in a number of BUCS leagues, here’s the latest round-up of what’s been happening…

UCFB Etihad Campus

Football

Women’s 1st team, Northern 3A league

The UCFB Women’s 1st team won their BUCS league with a game to spare, and are currently undefeated. A 2-1 win over University of Liverpool 2nd meant that the team went into their game away at University of Chester...

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Georgina helping to usher in a new era at C&K Basildon Ladies FC

UCFB students from across post and under graduate degrees are working together on a unique project to help develop C&K Basildon Ladies FC after a period of turmoil at the club. The students are helping to usher in a new beginning in Sub-Committee board roles that include, CEO, Sponsorship and Marketing leads, Social Media lead, UK Liaison & International Development Officers, Law, Assistant Club Secretary and Assistant Technical Director. We spoke with Georgina Slawinski, BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching...

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Cash prizes handed out to winners of 2019 UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Award

Innovative football fashion and an international training camp were the big winners to secure funding in the 2019 edition of the UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Award.

Groups of students from both UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus presented their ideas over two days to members of the UCFB board in the hope of winning up to £5,000 funding to invest in their business.

Following several exciting pitches, Sarah Makki, a BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism, won the Etihad prize after demonstrating her vision to make football...

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In Focus: The numbers add up for the future of women’s football

“The women’s game is a top priority for FIFA,” echoed Secretary General Fatma Samoura in 2018 as the governing body launched its first-ever global strategy for the women’s game.

Ahead of this year’s World Cup and following the success of 2015 edition, through its Women’s Football Strategy, FIFA announced that it wanted to double female participation to 60 million and ensure every FIFA member association had at least one female member on its committee by 2026.

A global audience of over 750...

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UCFB academic Gerald helps shape parliamentary report on physical education

A leading UCFB academic played his part in the recent publication of a parliamentary report demanding that a government fund be relaunched to enable primary school children to get better provision for Physical Education.

The report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood states that children being educated in a ‘physical sense’ is as ‘important and life-enhancing as being able to read or do maths.’

The report comes on the back of Dr. Gerald Griggs, UCFB Etihad Campus’s...

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UCFB students helping FC United of Manchester work towards bright future

By Rebecca Hawksworth

UCFB’s partnership with The National League has enabled a number of students to gain valuable work experience in a wide range of sectors at football clubs across the country.

One of the clubs to benefit from the partnership is FC United of Manchester, with several UCFB Etihad Campus students making the trip to east Manchester to work in various departments at the club.

FC United are a unique club in English football due to the fact that they are completely...

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