11th September 2017

Graduate Jay covers his beloved Orlando City… all the way from Yorkshire

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Late nights and early mornings – UCFB graduate Jay Taylor goes to extreme lengths to cover one American MLS side.

Since setting up the @AllOrlandoCity Twitter account in February 2016, Jay has become one of the go-to accounts for Orlando City fans. He covers each match during the season with live updates on the social media website, as well as on Facebook and YouTube. Incredibly, he does it all from his home in Harrogate, North Yorkshire!

Describing how his passion...

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8th September 2017

Cup finals just part of the day job for recent UCFB graduate Craig

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Gracing the famous Wembley turf in an FA Cup final – not a bad way to end 15 months of exceptional work experience!

That’s exactly what happened to recent UCFB graduate Craig Harrison back in May, as his time as an event assistant at Wembley Stadium, part of UCFB Wembley, for The Football Association came to an end.

The BA (Hons) Stadium and Events Management graduate has covered many high profile events at the national stadium, including England fixtures and...

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9th August 2017

Quartet of graduates making waves in America at EDP Soccer

By Paul Fletcher, UCFB director

During our first intake of UCFB students in 2010, I remember a few of the students who seemed to be involved in everything – their familiar faces kept popping up everywhere. I’d go to a football match at an away ground and one of them would be working in the car park. I went to Old Trafford Cricket Ground once and Tim Newton was working as a steward; Jonny Morville worked for a short period...

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20th July 2017

Work experience pays off for graduate Joe at Premier League Stoke City

Recent UCFB graduate Joe Thompson is enjoying life in the Premier League after securing a job with Stoke City.

Joe, who studied BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing at UCFB Wembley, has joined the club as a commercial coordinator, just a year after he completed three weeks of important work experience at the Bet 365 Stadium.

His role sees him responsible for the full preparation of match day hospitality, including seasonal and match to match sales. The job includes system set-up, ticket...

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14th July 2017

Conor’s one-two with UCFB and Sky Sports

The nationally recognised NCTJ Diploma in Journalism helped UCFB graduate Conor on his way with the nation’s most popular sport website…

There can be no denying that Sky Sports has changed the way fans watch sport forever.

Thousands of football, rugby, cricket and NFL fixtures are beamed into living rooms around the country every year in high definition, with some of the most talented names in punditry analysing the games in fine detail.

But it’s Sky Sports’ journalistic efforts that have also made...

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2nd May 2017

Graduate Alice heading to Kenya to volunteer and coach with Notts County

One UCFB graduate is preparing for a life changing trip to Kenya where she’ll be volunteering as a sport coach and teacher in the schools of Nakuru.

Alice Kelk, who left UCFB in 2016 after graduating from the BA (Hons) Football Business & Media programme with a first class degree, has taken up the opportunity with Notts County Football in the Community to visit the town and its children, around 100 miles north west of capital Nairobi.

Excited for UCFB...

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30th December 2016

Graduate Jacob’s future career path looks promising thanks to a double job success in New Zealand

One UCFB graduate is making waves in the finance and football industries on the other side of the world after landing two great opportunities.

Jacob Weaver, a recent BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance alumnus, returned home to New Zealand upon graduating to take up a position with the financial advisory services team at accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

But it’s not just at PwC where Jacob has put the skills he learnt at UCFB to good use. Utilising the knowledge he gained...

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6th December 2016

Graduate Alice lands sponsorship job at Premier League giants Manchester United

Not many people are fortunate enough to say they work at one of the biggest sporting institutions in the world, but UCFB graduate Alice Birch certainly can.

Marrying her hard work and ambition with an invaluable degree and an armful of work placements, Alice has landed the role of Sponsorship Operations Assistant at Premier League giants Manchester United.

Based at the club’s London office, Alice’s role, though mostly confidential, comprises of helping to bring in sponsorship and partnership deals for the club...

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17th November 2016

Graduate Alice to present emotional dissertation on Clarke Carlisle at prestigious football conference

A UCFB graduate will present and discuss her dissertation on suicidal behaviour and its relationship with professional football at an upcoming conference on the future of the game.

Alice Kelk, who graduated from UCFB Burnley this summer on the BA (Hons) Football Business & Media programme, will present her study ‘Suicidal behaviour, associated antecedents and professional football’ at Future Football: A design for life conference in Manchester later this month.

Her work is an emotional case study on former Burnley FC captain...

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8th November 2016

Alumnus profile: Alex Brown, Video Producer at The Football Association

The Football Association is one of the oldest and most prestigious sporting institutions in the world, something which isn’t lost on UCFB graduate Alex Brown.

His role as Video Producer for The FA’s in-house TV Channel, FATV, is a prestigious one and sees him filming for matches and interviews for all the England teams – including the men’s and women’s teams and the U21s.

The variety in his work saw him travel to France in the summer of 2016 to cover the...

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