UCFB News

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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Peter Reid and Martin Allen join line up for UCFB Future Leaders in Football and Sport Conference

UCFB is delighted to announce that former football league managers Peter Reid and Martin Allen will be speaking at the UCFB Future Leaders in Football and Sport Conference at St George’s Park this week.

Reid, who has previously played for England and managed Sunderland, and Allen, whose previous clubs include Leicester City and Notts County, will captain two teams of students in a special Questions of Sport game show session.

The pair join former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas, and England legend Sue Smith,...

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FC United of Manchester U21s thrash Stockport Town

FC United of Manchester U21s hammered Stockport Town 8-1 to continue their dominance at the top of the North West U21 Development League.

FC United, UCFB’s Undergraduate Academy Manchester side, quickly established their style of play on the opposition taking an early 2-0 lead following close range finishes from Will Ozono and Yannick de Gael.

As the game settled down, Henry Limpitshi further increased the lead with a near post finish, before the home side began to dominate the game with some excellent football...

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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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Joe working with Chinese Super League champions Shanghai SIPG

Recent years have seen an explosion in the Chinese football market. Big money transfers, coupled with ambitious plans to become a major player on the international scene, has meant that the world superpower are now taking the beautiful game seriously, and a number of British coaches have made the move to China to unearth the next generation of talent.

Joe Jackson, a BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student, recently spent time in Shanghai on a work placement with Chinese Super...

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FC United of Manchester U21s win on the road to stay top

FC United of Manchester U21s, UCFB’s Undergraduate Academy Manchester side, maintained their lead at the top of the North West U21 Development League with a hard fought 2-0 win at St Helens Town.

From the off, FC United looked to establish their way of playing and early into the game created chances which forced the St Helens goalkeeper into making a number of saves. As the first half developed, chances were limited and it was the home side that scored against the...

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Conor returns from Doha trip after learning all about revolutionary Qatar World Cup

A pioneering trip to the Qatari capital of Doha earlier this month gave UCFB students the opportunity of meeting some of the movers and shakers behind the 2022 World Cup. Conor Walsh, studying MSc Sports Management at UCFB Wembley, is one of a number of students who got to learn all about the Gulf country and it’s build up to hosting the 22nd edition of the tournament. Here, Conor tells us about the unique trip and what the World Cup...

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Alumni profile: Macauley Bishop, Community Coach at The Albion Foundation

After graduating from his BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching programme in 2018, Macauley Bishop landed a job with West Bromwich Albion’s community arm – The Albion Foundation – as a community coach. At the Championship club he also acts as a Performance Analyst intern for the academy side. Here, Mac tells us about his job, what he’s learnt so far and what he’s taken from UCFB into the role…

How long have you been working for The Albion Foundation and...

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