Luke’s Summer with UKLC

My journey to Chester from Burnley started with a 6.30am train. I was filled with a sense of nervousness but also excitement as I began my summer with UKLC.

I arrived around lunchtime and it was straight into the induction process where I needed to show my sporting qualifications as well as my Full First Aid Certificate.

I was introduced to my centre manager and my colleagues as we all shared our personal experiences within the sports, education and teaching industry.

This was...

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Case Study: ‘Insuring’ a Future in Finance for James

Football Business & Finance student James Sandford was recently offered a summer internship at Aon Insurance Brokers – a leading global financial services organisation and official shirt sponsors of Manchester United FC.

James was offered the position having completed a recent placement with Aon, who work with a wide range of world-leading organisations and individuals, providing insurance and financial management services to protect and safeguard their interests. These range from professional sporting associations to blue-chip and FTSE100 organisations.

“I found James to...

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Hal’s Week on the ESPN FC Newsdesk

My placement at ESPN began with a long train journey South to Nottingham, where I spent the week travelling to and from ESPN’s offices in Hammersmith, London.

Day 1

My first day of the placement began at 7am on the Monday as I jumped aboard a train full of people rushing to work. After surviving the intense heat of the Underground, I arrived at ESPN and was introduced to ESPNFC Assistant Editor Mark Lomas. I worked closely with him and his colleagues...

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Chloe’s Baltimore Coaching Experience

Upon arriving in Baltimore for week 1 of my coaching placement, I met my first coaching group and we drove out towards Chesapeake, VA which isn’t far from the infamous Virginia beach. It took us just over 4 hours to get there: what a way to get my first experience of driving in America!

We arrived at the camp at 6pm on the Sunday evening and met with our new host families and the camp coordinator to organise the upcoming week.


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Marketing at the Rugby World Cup

It’s not too often someone can say that they helped in the running of a World Cup…

…but I am one of those fortunate enough not only to have been involved in the running of a World Cup, but also attend as a spectator.

The Rugby League World Cup is an international rugby tournament hosted by a different nation every four years. Over its 60 year history, 19 teams have competed to win the famous trophy and in 2013, the event was...

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My Moment in the Media

Since the start of February I have been working as an intern in the media department of Burnley Football Club.

My role involves working in the office during the week and writing football related articles, mainly stories for the website and match day programme. This includes interviewing managers, players, executives – some of which to camera. I also work on all home match days and travel to some of the away games where I write live match reports and post-match reaction...

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UCFB goes Stateside

What do I want out of my trip?

With only a few days to go until my trip across to the west coast of North America, I thought now would be a good time to outline what I want from this trip academically.As a marketing student, I want to experience how the teams in America market themselves to their fans. I hope to go to as many games as possible of as many different sports as I can, although I may...

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Danny and Josh’s Work Placement with the Hong Kong FA

Day 1:

We arrived in Hong Kong at 11am on Thursday and got on the express from the airport to ‘Central’ on Hong Kong Island. We then got a taxi from the station to the apartment, the boot of the taxi was open and my case was hanging out because it was too big to fit in.The apartment that we are staying in is lovely and even has a back patio/decking area, which I am told is extremely rare in Hong...

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Women in Football Business – inspiring a new generation

I attended UCFB’s Women in Football Business (WiFB) Forum held recently. The event was designed to raise awareness about working in the business side of the industry, as well as acknowledge the successful business women currently working within what could be described as a male dominated industry – the world of football and sports.

The line-up of the forum consisted of BBC Sports Broadcaster Jacqui Oatley, The FA’s Head of the National Game, Kelly Simmons MBE, the CEO of Sunderland AFC, Margaret Byrne...

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UCFB Students experience exciting UEFA Champions League Final

I was fortunate to be gifted with tickets for the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium. Well, where to start…the game was absolutely amazing!

I don’t think I could thank Mr Wilson and everyone at UCFB enough for the opportunity I had; it made for the best 21st birthday weekend I could have dreamed of.

The atmosphere was absolutely breath-taking, not to mention the top notch match we got to see and the amazing seats. I am still pinching myself now....

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