UCFB News

‘Women at the top of sport are an inspiration’

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Having worked her way up to club marketing and business operations manager at the Rugby Football League, Kait Ludwig offered female students at UCFB invaluable advice on how to be a success in the sports industry.

On a recent visit to UCFB Etihad Campus to take part in an Executive Guest Speaker Series talk, Kait gave her thoughts on how the industry is being shaped ever more by the roles females are playing at top organisations.

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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers: ‘Work hard and devote your time’

By Rebecca Hawksworth

He’s managed one of the biggest clubs in the world and is now breaking records in Scotland, but the drive to be better each day is what keeps Brendan Rodgers going.

In an interview with UCFB, the Celtic boss outlined his approach to the game and his processes, as well as giving an insight on how to become a successful football coach.

Rodgers, who’s managed the likes of Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez, said: “There are no templates in terms...

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Georgina Lewis and Paul Stretford to talk to UCFB students

UCFB is delighted to announce that Georgina Lewis, The Football Association’s head of marketing, and football agent Paul Stretford will speak to UCFB students this week.

Former Microsoft digital chief Lewis, and Stretford – who counts Wayne Rooney as one of his clients – will appear at UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus on Tuesday 27th February and Wednesday 28th February respectively.

Georgina Lewis

Operating out of Wembley Stadium, Lewis heads up the The FA’s marketing efforts to promote its work at home...

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Former Rangers manager Mark Warburton to speak at UCFB Taster Day event

UCFB is delighted to announce that former Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton will be appearing at the upcoming UCFB Etihad Campus Taster Day.

Warburton, who has also previously managed Brentford and Nottingham Forest, will appear at UCFB Etihad Campus on Friday 23rd February.

He will talk to guests about his career in football, as well as pass on invaluable advice to aspiring sports industry professionals.

Mark Warburton

In what has been a very short managerial career so far, Warburton has built a reputation as one of...

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Belgium manager Roberto Martinez gives UCFB students fascinating insight into international management

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Hoping to guide the Belgium national team to glory at this summer’s FIFA World Cup, Roberto Martinez gave UCFB Etihad Campus students an insight into life as a football manager during his Executive Guest Speaker session.

With modern day football managers seemingly only ever a handful of games from the sack, having a good relationship with the senior management at a club or organisation is essential.

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Harry Redknapp and Michael O’Neill to talk with UCFB students

UCFB is delighted to announce that Harry Redknapp and Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill will be the first Executive Guest Speakers of 2018.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham manager Redknapp, and Portadown’s O’Neill will appear at UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus respectively on Wednesday 7th February.

Harry Redknapp

Affectionately known as Harry Houdini to some, Redknapp has been a constant figure in English football since the mid-1960s. His playing career began at West Ham United, where he played for eight years...

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Rugby Football League chairman Dr. Brian Barwick to speak at UCFB Taster Day event

UCFB is delighted to announce that Dr. Brian Barwick, the chairman of the Rugby Football League, will be appearing at the upcoming UCFB Wembley Taster Day.

Keane, who previously led The Football Association, will appear at UCFB Wembley on Saturday 3rd February.

Dr. Barwick will talk to guests about his career in sport, as well as pass on invaluable advice to aspiring sports industry professionals.

Dr. Brian Barwick

A senior figure across the worlds of sport and media for several decades, Dr. Barwick’s association with UCFB...

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Steve McClaren and Alan Curbishley to speak at UCFB Taster Day events

UCFB is delighted to announce that former Premier League managers Steve McClaren and Alan Curbishley will speak to prospective and current students at the upcoming UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus Taster Days.

Curbishley, who has previously managed Charlton Athletic and West Ham United, will appear at UCFB Wembley on Wednesday 24th January, and former Newcastle United and England boss McClaren will appear at UCFB Etihad Campus on Friday 26th January.

Both men will talk to guests about their career in football,...

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The FA’s Jane Bateman explains the role of international relations in the football industry

By Matthew Mountford-Brock

The head of international relations at The Football Association, Jane Bateman, praised the work done in her department during a recent visit to UCFB and advised students what their careers could look like in a similar role.

Speaking to students at UCFB Wembley as part of the Executive Guest Speaker Series, Bateman said the key role of the international relations team was to look at building strategic relationships with fellow national associations, whilst also looking at the role football...

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Owen Coyle: Education important to management

By Matthew Mountford-Brock

During his visit to UCFB to speak with students, Ross County manager Owen Coyle highlighted the importance of a formal education in football and how it can help a modern manager succeed.

Coyle enjoyed a 22-year career as a player in British football before going on to manage clubs including Burnley, Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers before landing his current role at Ross County in the Scottish Premier League.

Asked about the importance of a formal education offered by organisations...

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