14th January 2018
Alumni profile: Alexander Brown, Video Producer at The Football Association
Filming England teams around the world, celebrating on the Wembley turf with his beloved Arsenal… it’s fair to say Alexander has made a great career for himself.
As video producer for The Football Association, Alexander has had many highlights already in his short career since graduating from UCFB’s BA (Hons) Football Business & Media programme. Just four weeks into the role, he found himself in France filming and watching the England U21’s winning the prestigious Toulon Tournament. There was also the freelance work which saw him make a film for the family of an England international and then film the party where it was premiered…
While at UCFB Alexander scored vital work experience with Burnley FC at Turf Moor, helping to film material for the clubs YouTube channel Claret Player. His good work there led to a permanent position at the club, where he was able to experience promotion to the Premier League with the Lancashire side.
Alexander’s journey to where he is today came through following his interests, building the foundations to get there – including his degree at UCFB, remaining persistent and gaining the skills and knowledge to be considered good enough for his prestigious role. Now he can count the likes of Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park as his places of work, as well as a number of house hold venues around the world.
With an ambition to stand alongside the national team in arms with fellow staff and players potentially being realised this summer in Russia, Alexander’s advice to current and prospective UCFB students is simple: “Be patient, and if you want to be a player, coach, official, journalist, commentator, marketer, lawyer, consultant, chief executive, YOUTUBER or whatever – someone will pay you to do it.”