UCFB News

Kick It Out Women’s Raise Your Game conference set to return to UCFB Wembley

UCFB is delighted to announce that the Kick It Out Women’s Raise Your Game conference will return to Wembley Stadium in March.

The event, supported by the Premier League, is a unique mentoring programme which helps provide opportunities for women who aspire to work within the football industry. The conference will take place at UCFB Wembley on Monday 4th March.

The event will feature a number of keynote speeches and panels, as well as workshops covering careers in coaching, media and other...

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Student Jasper talks the NBA, London and the UCFB Basketball Society

This month saw the New York Knicks take on the Washington Wizards in London in the ninth edition of the NBA International Series. Now, bosses are looking at taking the series across the channel to Paris to expand their European fan base. We caught up with Jasper Willems, a BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting student, and president of the UCFB Basketball Society, to discuss the game, US sports in the UK, and the possibility of London losing the...

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UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition winner’s profile – Alfie Crickmar, VT Coach

With the UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition set to return for a fifth consecutive year, we thought we’d highlight some of the previous winners and see how their businesses are getting on.

Alfie Crickmar, who studies BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching at UCFB Wembley, set up the app VT Coach to provide a learning resource for primary school teachers who teach physical education as part of their in the area…

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UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition winner’s profile – Yoel Levy, Amazing Achievers

With the UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition set to return for a fifth consecutive year, we thought we’d highlight some of the previous winners and see how their businesses are getting on.

Yoel Levy, who studies BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance at UCFB Wembley, set up Amazing Achievers, a business which aims to encourage youngsters to participate in sport by giving their parents and coaches the ability to present interactive trophies for achievements and participation…

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UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition winner’s profile – Brandon Smith and Richard Buckley

With the UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition set to return for a fifth consecutive year, we thought we’d highlight some of the previous winners and see how their businesses are getting on. First up, 2018 winners Brandon Smith and Richard Buckley…

Brandon and Richard are two ambitious media students at UCFB. They’re also the recognisable voice to millions of FIFA players across the globe. Since winning an EA Sports commentary competition in 2017, the pair have been flying around the world to commentate...

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Jermaine Jenas to speak to students at UCFB Future Leaders in Football and Sport Conference

UCFB is delighted to announce that former England and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas will be speaking at the UCFB Future Leaders in Football and Sport Conference at St George’s Park in February.

Jenas, who is now a regular pundit on BT Sport and BBC Match of the Day, will speak to students about his playing career, which also saw him represent Newcastle United and Queens Park Rangers, and his move into the media.

Open to all third year and Masters students,...

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Brad and Bentley get started on internships with Brunei FA

Located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia, Brunei has a longstanding football heritage with the national team joining FIFA in 1969. The country boasts two exciting professional leagues with the Brunei Super League and the Brunei Premier League being enjoyed by fans. UCFB Wembley students Brad Smith and Bentley Rounding, who both study BA (Hons) International Football Business, are spending January working for the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) as part of a unique work experience opportunity. Here, Brad describes the...

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Jawahir looks forward to landmark year for women’s participation in football

With the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place in France this summer, and The Football Association’s Gameplan for Growth strategy aiming to double the number of women and girls taking part in football by 2020, this year promises to be a landmark for women in sport. We spoke with Jawahir Roble, BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management student at UCFB Wembley, about the progress being made and the importance of empowering women and girls through football.

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Mark Warburton: ‘You have to recognise the expectations of the fans and boardroom’

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Football is a game of passion and expectation, something that former Glasgow Rangers manager Mark Warburton knows a lot about having managed at the top level since 2013.

Warburton, whose former clubs also include Brentford and Nottingham Forest, explained during a recent interview with UCFB how head coaches have to appreciate the expectation of fans and the pressures that are on their shoulders when taking on a job.

Speaking exclusively to UCFB, Warburton said: “You have to remember that...

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In Focus: Stadiums, event management and their future

The operational and management side of stadiums is becoming increasingly important as more and more events take place inside our mega-arenas. From security to technology, and from fan engagement to accessibility, stadiums in the 21st century are more advanced than ever. We sat down with UCFB’s Jarno Stegeman, a specialist in event management and safety, to discuss all of this and more…

How have mega stadiums like Wembley changed the game for big event management, whether sport, music or otherwise?

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