3rd August 2017

EFL League Two 2017/18 season preview

By Riegan Thompson

As the start of the football season draws near, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student Riegan Thompson takes a look at the runners and riders in each of English football’s four leagues, starting with the battle for the EFL League Two crown…

Last season was full of drama, none more so than in the League Two play-off positions which weren’t decided until the last minute of the final day. Ultimately, Blackpool came through the play-offs to win at Wembley...

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1st August 2017

UCFB student Billy riding the airwaves at talkSPORT

By Rebecca Hawksworth

UCFB student Billy Farris recently completed a valuable one-week work experience with the popular sport radio station talkSPORT, where he worked as an assistant producer on their show Drivetime.

The BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting student was responsible for researching talking points for the show, writing scripts and editing archive footage.

Asked how the opportunity to work for the radio station came about, Billy said: “My first year at UCFB taught me the importance of putting yourself out...

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28th July 2017

UCFB to be official education partner for the United Soccer League

UCFB is proud to announce a partnership with the United Soccer League (USL) in the U.S. to be the league’s official education partner.

The new agreement will provide students at UCFB’s Wembley campus, London, and the Etihad Campus, Manchester, with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience across the league’s clubs and divisions throughout the U.S. and Canada, including the USL, North America’s second-division league, the USL’s Division III, a new third-division league launching in the U.S. in 2019, and the...

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28th July 2017

Learning the ropes in the non-league with Biggleswade United

Fast becoming one of the most recognisable names in non-league football, Biggleswade United have been helped along the way by UCFB students. From media duties to sponsorship activity, no job is too big or too small…

The last decade has seen major developments at Biggleswade United on and off the pitch.

A burgeoning youth set up, ambitious stadium expansion and national attention thanks to a well-known face in the boardroom.

Like any business though, growth means more work and ultimately more staff. However,...

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28th July 2017

Q&A with Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher

When he retired from playing in 2013, many expected Jamie Carragher to go into coaching and find himself in the Anfield dugout not long after. So it was met with some surprise when it was announced he was going to be following one-time playing rival Gary Neville into the TV studio at Sky Sports.

The former Liverpool and England defender, however, has gone on to become one of the most popular and respected pundits on television. His strong opinions, deep knowledge...

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25th July 2017

Social media experience at Premier League Manchester City for UCFB student David

By Riegan Thompson

Heading into the final year of his BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing degree at UCFB Wembley, David Moat has racked up a number of brilliant work experience roles during his time at the institution.

As well as his current role at Watford FC, where he’s been working with their business and sales team for 18 months, David has also spent time with Sky Sports and Dugout – a digital media provider.

Now on his CV David can add Manchester...

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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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14th July 2017

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel head for showdown at Silverstone

 

By Rebecca Hawksworth

This weekend sees the battle for the Formula One Championship head to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix, with home favourite Lewis Hamilton looking to close the gap on title rival Sebastian Vettel.

Vettel currently leads the Drivers’ Championship by 20 points ahead of Hamilton in second, who this season is vying for his fourth World Championship. The 5.89km circuit in Northamptonshire saw Hamilton storm to victory in 2016 and the Brit will be hoping for a similar result...

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12th July 2017

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino explains the importance of individuals in the team game

By Riegan Thompson

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is one of the hottest properties in football right now. The young Argentine, a relative unknown when he arrived in England in 2013, has achieved two top three Premier League finishes with the London club, turning players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli into household names.

Following a successful spell at Southampton, Pochettino moved to his current new club in the summer of 2014 with aspirations of one day winning the league. His first...

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