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Alumni profile: George Haberman, Media & Communications Officer at Essex County Cricket Club

For UCFB graduate George Haberman, he couldn’t have picked a better time to join Essex County Cricket Club. Just months before joining the media team at the Chelmsford-based side, the team won their first County Championship in 25 years. Since then, the BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance graduate has been leading the charge with their media output for the County, One-Day and T20 teams at home and abroad. Here, George tells us about his role and time at UCFB...

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Graduate Amy on Watford’s historic cup run and what it means to the club

The 2019 FA Cup Final sees newly crowned Premier League champions Manchester City take on Watford FC at Wembley on Saturday afternoon with the Hornets looking to register a historic upset to claim their first major trophy. We spoke to BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing graduate Amy O’Connor about her role as Business Development Executive at Watford, what the impressive cup run means to the club and to get her prediction on tomorrow’s game…

Hi Amy. Thanks for speaking with...

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Alumni profile: Aarron Pullen, Media & Communications Officer at Barnet FC and London Bees

“Every day is different. I try to keep a schedule as much as I can, but when you’ve got a Tuesday match and then a Saturday match it can really vary – especially if there’s an away game!”

All the way through their studies at UCFB, students are told to make the most of every opportunity that comes their way because they’ll never know who they might impress along the way. For Aarron, it resulted in a full-time job.

Initially working as...

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Alumni profile: Liam Kiziltan, Founder & Community Director at EQUIP Coaching

“I’ve always wanted to start my own company and be an entrepreneur, it gets me ticking and gets me motivated!”

Since graduating from his BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing degree programme in 2017, Liam has continued to grow his business EQUIP Coaching to a place where he now leads a team of 20 staff and volunteers.

EQUIP is a life skills training and education organisation which focuses on values and is aimed at helping people develop to fulfil their potential, promoting...

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Alumni profile: Sharon Hoyos-Martinez, Business Support Assistant at Sport Resolutions UK

After graduating from UCFB and her BA (Hons) International Football Business programme, Sharon Hoyos-Martinez landed a job with Sport Resolutions UK as a Business Support Assistant. We caught up with her to find out more about the role and what it entails…

Hi Sharon. Your role at Sport Resolutions UK, working on mediation and arbitration across the sports industry, sounds really interesting. Can you tell us a bit about the role?

Hey, sure! I am currently the Business Support Assistant at Sport...

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Alumni profile: Sean Elderbrant, Digital Media Executive at the Scottish Professional Football League

During their time at UCFB students are consistently encouraged to network and gain as much work experience as possible to aid their chances of employment come graduation. Sean Elderbrant, a BA (Hons) Football Business & Media graduate, did just that at the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). After completing numerous work placements with the governing body, an ideal opportunity arose…

During my time at UCFB I had the opportunity to undertake work experience with the SPFL after speaking to Neil Doncaster...

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Alumni profile: Gabriella Ward, Communications and Commercial Partnerships Executive at the League Managers Association

Following her graduation from the BA (Hons) International Football Business programme in 2018, Gabriella Ward landed the role of Communications and Commercial Partnerships Executive at the League Managers Association, one of UCFB’s esteemed partners. Based at St George’s Park, the headquarters of English football, Gabriella works with some of the biggest names in the game to look after the interests of the LMA and its members. Here, she tells us more…

How long have you been working for the LMA and...

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Alumni profile: David Moat, Commercial & Marketing Executive at Watford FC

Working in the Premier League is a dream for many, but for UCFB graduate David Moat it was a dream come true.

Straight out of his BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing degree programme, David found himself working in the commercial, marketing and corporate sales department at Vicarage Road. Already by working across various departments his mixed role has allowed him to experience the many different aspects that go into running a Premier League club like Watford. David joined Amy O’Connor...

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Alumni profile: Josh Arnold, Sports Coach at Aldro Prep School for Boys

It’s not just in club academies around the country where the talent of tomorrow is nurtured – it’s also on the playgrounds of the nation’s schools.

That’s where BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching graduate Josh is doing his part, at Aldro Preparatory School for Boys in Surrey. As a Sports Coach in the PE department, Josh teaches the youngsters across a range of activities, including football, rugby, hockey and cricket.

Coaching students from years three to eight, Josh uses the skills...

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Alumni profile: Bastian Hildebrand, Marketing Manager at Juventus Academy London

When you work for one of the biggest sporting brands in the world, pressure comes from all angles. As the Marketing Manager for the Juventus Academy London, Bastian Hildebrand ensures the camps gain the right coverage to support the club’s development plan in their bid to unearth the next Paolo Dybala.

The BA (Hons) International Football Business graduate helps to run the Academy’s website and social media channels, showcasing the work the coaches do with youngsters in the capital, all of...

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