20th June 2017

Student profile: Bethany Parr, BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management

The growth of the global sport industry in recent years has seen more and more jobs across varied sectors become available – perhaps no more so than in the use of stadiums.

Where once a stadium was used every other week for a sporting fixture, now they are multi-purpose arenas hosting all manner of events.

Wembley Stadium, as well as being the home of the England team and FA Cup final, is now used regularly for NFL fixtures, the rugby league Challenge...

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16th June 2017

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino champions the importance of education for aspiring coaches

By Riegan Thompson

As one of the leading coaches in the Premier League today, Mauricio Pochettino’s insistence on the importance of education for any aspiring coach should be taken at face value.

In an exclusive interview with UCFB, the Tottenham Hotspur boss made no secret of his passion for education, having completed a university degree after he retired from playing at the age of 34.

The Argentinian said: “I think it is key, education is very important for me. When I was 17...

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14th June 2017

Watch out Motty – UCFB students Brandon and Richard are coming…

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Two UCFB students beat competitors from around the country to be crowned the Commentator’s Cup champions by EA Sports – the makers behind the FIFA computer game series.

Brandon Smith and Richard Buckley, both BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism students, took part in the competition which saw the pair’s audition video selected from hundreds of entries to make the final four.

The semi-finals and the final were judged by Premier League commentator Arlo White. With Arlo judging Brandon and Richard...

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9th June 2017

England and Scotland set for battle in Glasgow

By Riegan Thompson

The Auld Enemy lock horns again this Saturday in a 2018 World Cup Qualifier at Hampden Park, Glasgow.

THE SQUADS

SCOTLAND

Goalkeepers: Gordon, Hamilton, Marshall.

Defenders: Anya, Berra, Kingsley, Martin, Mulgrew, Reynolds, Robertson, Tierney.

Midfielders: Armstrong, Bannan, Brown, Cairney, Fletcher, Forrest, Fraser, McAthur, Morrison, Snodgrass.

Forwards: Griffiths, Martin, Naismith.

ENGLAND

Goalkeepers: Hart, Forster, Butland, Heaton.

Defenders: Cahill, Smalling, Walker, Jones, Stones, Bertrand, Cresswell, Gibson, Tripper.

Midfielders: Lallana, Sterling, Oxlade-Chamberlin, Dele, Dier, Lingard, Livermore.

Forwards: Defoe, Kane, Vardy, Rashford.

PREVIEW

Scotland:

This could prove to be the straw that breaks the camel’s...

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9th June 2017

Hope Powell: ‘Let your team have an opinion’

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Hope Powell knows a thing or two about coaching and leadership, and what it takes to get the best out of a team of players.

“I basically handpicked my team,” she said when asked about the types of people she likes to surround herself with as a head coach. “I wanted people that would challenge my thinking.”

The former England manager and player recently sat down with UCFB to discuss her illustrious career, and to pass on advice to students...

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8th June 2017

UCFB and ATPI Sports Events announce partnership to offer student work placements in sports travel sector

Leading global travel management and events business the ATPI Group has confirmed an ongoing partnership with UCFB, the higher education provider specialising in university degrees in the football, sports and events industries inside and around Wembley Stadium, London and the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. As part of the agreement, the Group will offer work placements to selected students giving them the opportunity to gain an insight into and experience of a career in the sports travel sector.

The partnership has commenced with...

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6th June 2017

UCFB’s James discusses his career and the benefits of an education in sport

UCFB’s James McKeown has had a varied and colourful career around the world in the sports industry.

Currently the higher education institution’s head of global marketing, James has previously held marketing roles at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, the 2012 Olympics in London and was part of the team that saw UK Athletics renamed as British Athletics.

James recently sat down with Digital Sport to discuss his career so far, the wide ranging benefits of an education and career in sport...

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2nd June 2017

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers: ‘There are no shortcuts to the top’

By Rebecca Hawksworth

On his way to an unbeaten season and winning the domestic treble in his first year in Scotland, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers spoke to UCFB about the importance of education for an aspiring coach, and gave students vital advice on succeeding in a career in the football and sport industry.

Speaking to UCFB from Celtic’s Lennoxtown training base, Rodgers said: “It’s (education) vitally important. There are lots of elements of teaching and coaching young players which require knowledge, and...

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31st May 2017

Thomas lands deal with Premier League giants Liverpool to run European academy camps

The Premier League is calling for UCFB student Thomas Freismuth after securing a deal with one of the world’s biggest football clubs.

Thomas, a BA (Hons) International Football Business student, has signed a deal with Liverpool International Football Academy to host their football camps in his home country of Austria, as well as in Slovenia.

As part of his agreement, Thomas will be able to utilise the Reds’ badge and brand to promote the camps. His main task will be to coordinate...

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30th May 2017

Cardiff, Ronaldo and the Champions League final calling for four UCFB students

Four UCFB students are making their way to Cardiff this week and each taking up an exciting work experience role ahead of the Champions League final.

Holders Real Madrid and Juventus will lock horns for the biggest prize in domestic football on Saturday, but before that George Haberman, Thomas Freismuth, Albert Bassols and Darragh Dunbar will be helping to prepare the fans, players and media ahead of the match at the Welsh national stadium.

George, a...

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