16th February 2017

Student match report: UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st 3-2 Lancaster

By Riegan Thompson

UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st 3-2 Lancaster

Belle Vue, Manchester, 15/02/2017

Unbeaten Lancaster traveled to third placed UCFB high in confidence having already secured the league title.

Manager Ryan Charalambous expressed his and the team’s desire pre-match to bounce back from the 1-0 loss at UCLAN last week. Before the game he said “We see this as a game where we have nothing to lose, they’re top of the league and flying high. We’re going for it today, playing an attacking...

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15th February 2017

Student match report: UCLAN 1-0 UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st

By Riegan Thompson 

UCLAN 1-0 UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st

UCLAN Sports Arena, Preston – 08/02/2017

A scrappy game between UCLAN and UCFB was in the end settled by a fantastic finish from UCLAN’s Sam Howe.

UCLAN started the game the better of the two sides, with Callum Williams having the first chance of note, firing his shot into the side netting.

UCFB though grew into the game through Mark West. The winger cut in from the left hand side and curled an effort towards...

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15th February 2017

Student match report: University of Cumbria 1-5 UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st

By Riegan Thompson

University of Cumbria 1-5 UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st

Richard Rose Academy, Carlisle, 01/02/2017

UCFB’s new managerial duo of Ryan Charalambous and Christian Kony got off to a flying start with a thumping 5-1 win over the University of Cumbria.

UCFB flew out the blocks scoring after just three minutes. Midfielder Jack Slinn went on a run from the centre circle before threading a pass through to Mark West, whose quick shot took a slight deflection on its way into the...

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15th February 2017

UCFB Wembley to host prestigious National Sports Law Negotiation Competition

UCFB Wembley is delighted to announce it will host this year’s National Sports Law Negotiation Competition, in conjunction with Shulmans LLP law firm.

The event, which is in its second year and will take place in March, will see students in higher education institutions from around the country compete in mock negotiations dealing with issues currently affecting the sport industry.

Twenty teams will compete against each other, including two from UCFB, in negotiations that range from commercial sponsorship deals, breaches of contract...

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14th February 2017

Girls’ Academy launched at UCFB Burnley for aspiring footballers

Year 11 girls are being encouraged to apply for a new scheme at UCFB Burnley that will enable them to combine their A Level studies and football playing skills at Turf Moor.

Girls’ Academy, delivered in partnership with Burnley FC in the Community and Nelson and Colne College, is due to kick off in September for girls aged 16-18, and will mirror the boys’ Shadow Youth Team programme.

As part of the new programme, students will receive eight hours of dedicated coaching...

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14th February 2017

Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague and BBC boss Philip Bernie to speak with UCFB students

UCFB is delighted to announce that Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, and the Head of BBC TV Sport Philip Bernie, will be talking to students this week as part of the Executive Guest Speaker Series.

Balague, a regular on Sky Sports and an international journalist, and Bernie, who has risen through the ranks at the BBC during his 30 years at the corporation, will appear at UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th February...

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9th February 2017

Former Burnley striker and chief executive Paul Fletcher MBE to speak at UCFB Etihad Campus Taster Day

UCFB is delighted to announce that former Burnley FC striker and chief executive Paul Fletcher will speak to prospective students at the UCFB Etihad Campus as part of a unique Taster Day event.

Fletcher, who is a director at UCFB, will appear as guest speaker at the Manchester campus on Saturday 11th February to give a flavour of UCFB life and talk about his colourful career on the pitch and in the boardroom.

After beginning his playing career at Bolton Wanderers, Fletcher...

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8th February 2017

Student Niall driving forward his racing driver ambitions during his time at UCFB

UCFB is full of students with diverse and interesting lives, hobbies and passions across both campuses in London and Manchester.

Among them is Niall Irwin, a BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching student at UCFB Wembley, who has followed in his family’s footsteps by becoming a championship winning stock car racing driver.

Niall started racing when he was 11, and after some gruelling race schedules, preparation and travel, it wasn’t long until he became SAA Junior Champion in 2012, his final year...

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6th February 2017

Former Hull City boss Mike Phelan and ex-Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein to speak with UCFB students

UCFB is delighted to announce that former Arsenal and Football Association vice-chairman David Dein, and ex-Hull City manager Mike Phelan, will be talking to students this week as part of the Executive Guest Speaker Series.

Dein, who was responsible for bringing Arsene Wenger to England in 1996, and Phelan, who was also assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, will appear at UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus on Tuesday 7th February and Wednesday 8th February respectively.

David Dein

Dein is best...

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3rd February 2017

Scholarship recipient Raven balancing UCFB studies with championship boxing career

Not only is UCFB student Raven Chapman busy studying for her BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism degree, she also has the Olympic and Commonwealth Games in her sights.

Raven is a champion boxer and the current number one in England in her featherweight category. In her short but impressive career so far, Raven has been English national champion twice and reached the quarter-finals of the European Championships in 2016.

The next few years could see Raven excel at her sport even further....

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