UCFB News

Lifelong Lions fan: Amy’s Work Placement in Marketing at Millwall FC

During my first year as a Football Business and Marketing student I sent my CV and a cover letter to the Commercial Director at Millwall Football Club (the club I support).

Following my application, the Commercial Director contacted me with the opportunity of work experience in the marketing department throughout the summer.

Responsibilities

My role within the department involved assisting with matchday and non-matchday marketing. This included responsibilities such as designing and implementing advertising across several media platforms.

In particular, the promotion regarding stadium...

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Robert Roars with the Castleford Tigers as They Begin Their Journey to Wembley

After an historic victory over Widnes Vikings to send them to their first Challenge Cup Final since 1992; Castleford Tigers Rugby League Club are going to Wembley to play West Yorkshire Rivals Leeds Rhinos for one of the most coveted trophies in Rugby League: the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. I was given the opportunity to work for Castleford Tigers to see how a professional Rugby League club deals with getting into a cup final.

Day One – Monday 11th August

When I arrived...

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Hal’s Orlando City Marketing Placement

I was really excited about the opportunity to intern with Orlando City’s marketing department. I also didn’t know what to expect from the trip as I had never been to the United States before.

I must admit I was a bit reticent about the 9-hour plane journey from Manchester to Orlando, but in the end I was pleased with the journey as it was comfortable, had plenty of entertainment options and regular food & drink service.

When Ben and I arrived in Orlando...

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Dan’s Role in Marketing & Development at Soccer Smart

Since November I have had the privilege to be working for Soccer Smart, one of the UK’s leading soccer recruitment agencies. Elliot Livesy, the director of Soccer Smart put me in charge of the company’s marketing and development which was a huge opportunity for myself to test my skills in a competitive industry.

Responsibilities

My role varied from day to day. Implementing, maintaining and improving our various social media platforms was something I focussed on for the first couple of months and...

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Michael’s Internship with Wigan Warriors

I have been a huge Rugby League supporter for many years and to work in one of the sports I love is a dream of mine, so when the chance arose for me to join the Wigan Warriors as an intern, it was an opportunity I could not afford to miss out on.

Interview

I first spoke to the Chief Executive of the Warriors on the telephone and arranged an interview for the 2nd of June which I was hugely nervous about,...

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Leah’s Placement at HN Sports Agency

By Amy Cutler 

Football Business and Finance student Leah Jakeman secured work experience with HN Sports Agency over the summer. She has been working under the MD FIFA Licensed Agent Hayden Evans, who has been representing footballers since 1992.

HN Sports are one of the UK’s top sports agencies. They have negotiated contracts at all levels; from Premier League contracts for England Internationals to first Pro Contracts for young scholars.

On a day to day basis, Leah has been collating information about football players...

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Coaching in Orlando – Sam’s Dream Summer

Day 1

My journey to Orlando started with a very early train from Stevenage to Manchester before my flight at 1.45pm. Everything went smoothly with the check in, finding which gate I needed to go to and grabbing a bite to eat. I was delighted to be guided upstairs to my seat which was in the premium economy section. Complimentary food and drink for the 9 hour flight along with the choice of 50+ films seemed pretty good to me! I arrived...

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Robert’s Placement with IMG at The 2014 Open Championship

During the month of July I was given the opportunity to work with IMG Golf at the 143rd Open Championship held at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake. IMG has consistently managed the world’s best golfers, both male and female, who have won over 131 majors between them. Corporations pair up with IMG to connect with golf’s highly desirable demographics through sponsorship and events so I saw this as a fantastic opportunity to develop my skills at an incredible sporting venue.

Week...

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Ben’s Placement with the Orlando City Soccer Club Marketing Department

Day 1

I was up bright and early at 4am to make my way to Manchester airport for the 11am flight to Orlando and I couldn’t wait to get started. Everything at the check-in went smoothly so I had a bite to eat before heading to the departure lounge where I found Hal who would also be interning in the marketing department at Orlando City for the next few weeks.

9 hours and three movies later and we had arrived in the USA. Stepping out of the airport...

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Michael’s Summer with Challenger Sports

Week 1 – Federalsburg, Maryland

This was the first camp of my summer and the first time I’d be leading sessions on my own. I was on a three man camp, with one first year coach as well as a returner. While they took the older kids, I was coaching two children aged 3 and 4 for an hour and a half every day.

They loved playing duck-duck-goose and adding in their own animals kept them laughing! As a coach, you will...

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