23rd March 2017

Students enjoy fight night after invite from former world champion Ricky Hatton

UCFB students were treated to a night of ringside boxing alongside former world champion Ricky Hatton thanks to a unique partnership with his academy.

Students from UCFB Etihad Campus travelled to Fenton Manor in Stoke to watch the Hatton Boxing event, which featured three fights including Hatton-trained prospect Reuben Arrowsmith taking on Ryan Toms.

A partnership between UCFB and the Ricky Hatton Boxing Academy has enabled students to visit Hatton’s numerous fitness centres to learn vital skills and experiences from another sport...

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21st March 2017

UCFB Wembley students raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital with football fun day

A pair of UCFB Wembley students have teamed up to organise a football fun day to help raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Karan Kayastha and Krishna Thadani, both BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching students, have set up the Get Out Score for Hospital event, set to take place at Mill Hill Power League on Sunday 26th March.

The fundraising event has been organised under their company name – Sports Scope – which was recently successful at the UCFB Sports...

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21st March 2017

BBC commentator John Motson to speak to UCFB Wembley students as part of guest speaker series

UCFB is delighted to announce that John Motson, every football fan’s favourite commentator, will be talking to UCFB Wembley students next week as part of the Executive Guest Speaker Series.

Motson, now in his fifth decade of commentating will appear at UCFB Wembley on Tuesday 28th March.

John Motson

Affectionately known as ‘Motty’ to most football fans, Motson has been the voice of English football for over five decades in his role with the BBC. Motson began commentating on Match of The Day in...

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20th March 2017

How the English football media helped UCFB student Matthew land a great work placement

UCFB students are told from day one to embrace their world-class campuses and grab the opportunities available to them.

Student Matthew Lang did just that when he came out of a lecture at UCFB Wembley to be met by a hungry press pack chasing the latest story from the national stadium.

Matthew explained: “I was coming out of UCFB Wembley on the day that The FA announced that Sam Allardyce was no longer England manager and there was all the press outside...

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17th March 2017

Student match report: UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 2nd 2-5 UCLAN 6th

UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 2nd 2-5 UCLAN 6th

Regional Arena, Manchester, 15/03/17

By Josh Bunting 

Darren Murray’s first game in charge of UCFB ended in defeat at the Regional Arena.

It all started so well when just five minutes in to the match UCFB took the lead through Saxton Wraith when he met a corner with a bullet header, giving the visiting keeper Carlos Agreda no chance.

UCLAN almost responded immediately when Joe Noblet found himself on the edge of the area, curling the ball just inches wide of Jamie Bradley’s post.

Bradley then made...

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16th March 2017

UCFB media students feel the excitement of match day at QPR’s Loftus Road

UCFB and Championship side Queens Park Rangers have kicked-off an exciting new partnership which will see students gain valuable match day media skills

QPR welcomed BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting students to Loftus Road for their under-23s’ fixture with Colchester United.

The game saw students given access all areas in an environment similar to that of a first team match day, within which they immersed themselves in the world of sport media and broadcasting. From presenting pitch side before kick-off...

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15th March 2017

Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague: ‘England and Spain could learn from each other’

We’re often told that the Premier League is the best league in the world. It might be the most competitive and be able to throw up the odd Leicester-style surprise, but La Liga sleeps easy at night knowing it has higher quality players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale and Antoine Griezmann gracing the competition each week.

It’s not just domestically where teams are performing. Five of the last ten Champions League winners have come from Spain,...

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13th March 2017

Camera director John Watts to speak to UCFB Wembley students as part of guest speaker series

UCFB is delighted to announce that John Watts, an award winning camera director, will be talking to UCFB Wembley students this week as part of the Executive Guest Speaker Series.

Watts, who has covered numerous major sporting and Royal events, will appear at UCFB Wembley on Tuesday 14th March.

John Watts

One of the world’s most experienced multi-camera directors, Watts is also a BAFTA and RTS award winner including receiving the RTS fellowship in 2016. His career has taken him all around the...

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13th March 2017

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher and football agent Mel Stein to speak with UCFB students

UCFB is delighted to announce that Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher and former football agent Mel Stein will be talking to students next week as part of the Executive Guest Speaker Series.

Carragher, now a popular pundit on Sky Sports, will appear at UCFB Etihad Campus, and Stein, who has represented numerous England internationals over the years, will be at UCFB Wembley in the usual Tuesday and Wednesday guest speaker slots.

Jamie Carragher

Now a regular fixture on Sky Sports alongside his long term playing...

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9th March 2017

Student match report: UCFB Etihad Campus Women secure historic first title with easy win over Bolton

UCFB Etihad Campus Women 11 – 0 University of Bolton Women

Belle Vue Stadium, Manchester, 08/03/17

By Riegan Thompson

An emphatic 11-0 win saw UCFB secure promotion and the BUCS Northern 4A title to cap a phenomenal first season.

Zoe Stout’s team, who didn’t exist 12 months ago, went into their season finale against Bolton knowing a win would secure an historic title on what was also International Women’s Day.

In the opening exchanges nerves appeared to be getting the better of UCFB, with striker...

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