UCFB News

UCFB News

Ellie and Pedro look forward to first UEFA Women’s Futsal EURO finals

The first UEFA Women’s Futsal EURO final tournament kicks off in Porto on Friday with Russia, Spain, Ukraine and hosts Portugal battling it out for the trophy. We spoke with UCFB Regional Recruitment Manager Ellie Lewis, and International Recruitment Officer Pedro Bernadini, about the growth of the sport, the benefits of playing for footballers and the potential career opportunities now available…

Tell us how you got into futsal? How did you start playing?

Pedro Bernadini: My parents are Brazilians and I moved...

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Students hear from Jermaine Jenas and Sue Smith at UCFB Future Leaders in Football and Sport Conference

UCFB students heard from BT Sport pundit Jermaine Jenas and went head-to-head in a special Questions of Sport quiz session as part of the UCFB Future Leaders in Football and Sport Conference at St George’s Park on Thursday.

Hosted by the BBC’s Mark Clemmit, the day-long event at English football’s HQ also saw students hear from England legend Sue Smith, and former football league managers Peter Reid and Martin Allen, about their careers and invaluable advice for aspiring sports industry professionals.

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UCFB students asked to take part in National Student Survey

The National Student Survey gathers opinions from students about their time in higher education, and is an influential tool for students to help shape the future of their degree programme and institution.

The survey asks students to provide honest feedback about their programme, place of study and life on campus, allowing participants to be completely honest about their time in higher education. The information provided is designed to enhance the learning experience for all students, and acts as a quality check...

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Jon-Luc talks Six Nations, women’s rugby and the global reach of the game

This year’s Six Nations tournament got off to a memorable start last week with England claiming their first win in Dublin since 2013, and Wales fighting back from 16-0 down at half-time to win in Paris. The continent’s most fiercely contested competition rolls into Rome, London and Edinburgh this weekend for round two and fans around the world will be tuning in to see which nation can remain unbeaten and stay on course for a Grand Slam. We spoke with...

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Georgina lends Russia a hand in tournament role for The Football Association

Having already advanced to the elite qualifying round of the 2019 Euros, England under-17s recently hosted an international friendly tournament to get some much needed minutes under their belts. Visiting England to take part in the tournament were Brazil, Russia and the USA in games in Shrewsbury and Telford. UCFB student Georgina Slawinski, who studies BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching, was there working for The Football Association as a Team Liaison Officer for Russia. Here, she tells us about the...

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Kick It Out Women’s Raise Your Game conference set to return to UCFB Wembley

UCFB is delighted to announce that the Kick It Out Women’s Raise Your Game conference will return to Wembley Stadium in March.

The event, supported by the Premier League, is a unique mentoring programme which helps provide opportunities for women who aspire to work within the football industry. The conference will take place at UCFB Wembley on Monday 4th March.

The event will feature a number of keynote speeches and panels, as well as workshops covering careers in coaching, media and other...

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Student Jasper talks the NBA, London and the UCFB Basketball Society

This month saw the New York Knicks take on the Washington Wizards in London in the ninth edition of the NBA International Series. Now, bosses are looking at taking the series across the channel to Paris to expand their European fan base. We caught up with Jasper Willems, a BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting student, and president of the UCFB Basketball Society, to discuss the game, US sports in the UK, and the possibility of London losing the...

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UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition winner’s profile – Yoel Levy, Amazing Achievers

With the UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition set to return for a fifth consecutive year, we thought we’d highlight some of the previous winners and see how their businesses are getting on.

Yoel Levy, who studies BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance at UCFB Wembley, set up Amazing Achievers, a business which aims to encourage youngsters to participate in sport by giving their parents and coaches the ability to present interactive trophies for achievements and participation…

How has winning the cash prize helped...

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Jermaine Jenas to speak to students at UCFB Future Leaders in Football and Sport Conference

UCFB is delighted to announce that former England and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas will be speaking at the UCFB Future Leaders in Football and Sport Conference at St George’s Park in February.

Jenas, who is now a regular pundit on BT Sport and BBC Match of the Day, will speak to students about his playing career, which also saw him represent Newcastle United and Queens Park Rangers, and his move into the media.

Open to all third year and Masters students,...

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Jawahir looks forward to landmark year for women’s participation in football

With the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place in France this summer, and The Football Association’s Gameplan for Growth strategy aiming to double the number of women and girls taking part in football by 2020, this year promises to be a landmark for women in sport. We spoke with Jawahir Roble, BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management student at UCFB Wembley, about the progress being made and the importance of empowering women and girls through football.

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