UCFB News

19th July 2016

Who are the medal hopefuls for Team GB in Rio?

With the Rio Olympics just weeks away and the majority of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team having been selected, talk has turned to just how many medals Team GB can win following their huge success four years ago.

London 2012 was a success beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. The collective excitement and support throughout the country channelled through to the athletes and saw Team GB end the Games with 65 medals including 29 golds. It was their best ever return...

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21st April 2016

UCFB Varsity 2016

UCFB is excited to announce its inaugural UCFB Varsity. UCFB Burnley take on UCFB Wembley in a north versus south themed football tournament. The event will be held annually, rotating between our south and north campuses.

Date: 22nd of April

Location: Silver Jubilee Park Townsend Lane London NW9 7NE

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For further details or enquiries, please contact a.allen@ucfb.com or l.timms@ucfb.com

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19th April 2016

Stars from business and football sign up for UCFB’s “The Sporting Mind” charity event

A group of seven innovative UCFB Sports Business & Coaching students have signed up a host of star names for The Sporting Mind, an event they have created as part of their studies on the subject of mental health in sport.

The idea behind the event is to inform, influence and educate people on mental health and the stigma it possesses, specifically in the world of sport. The main objective is to provide a learning experience whilst raising money for their...

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22nd March 2016

UCFB sporting success continues as the football season approaches a crescendo

Another incredible season is drawing to a close for the UCFB sports teams across both campuses. The continued success of the UCFB Athletic Union teams is a fantastic reminder of the vast amount of sporting talent that runs through the UCFB student cohort, in both the Men’s and Women’s categories.

UCFB would like to give a special mention to James Sandford, UCFB Burnley Men’s 1st team captain and current UCFB Burnley Football President who recently played his last game for UCFB...

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UCFB students at Tottenham Hotspur

15th March 2016

Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting students get hands-on experience at Tottenham Hotspur

UCFB students teamed up with Premier League title challengers Tottenham Hotspur in order to provide full media coverage of their Under 21s tie against Norwich City.

In an all-action evening, students were able to immerse themselves in the world of sport media and broadcasting, taking up the roles of Sky Sports presenters and camera crew as well as web and print media sport journalists. In a challenging environment with tight deadlines, the aspiring broadcasting professionals carried out interviews “as-live” on camera...

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12th February 2016

UCFB’s Conor Slater rubs shoulders with Ramires, Neville and Balague with Football Beyond Borders

By Danny Cook

Football Business & Media student at UCFB Wembley, Conor Slater has recently enjoyed the company of global football stars, legends and journalists as part of his work placement with footballing charity, Football Beyond Borders (FBB).

First year student, Conor came across the charity at UCFB’s Freshers’ Fair and was fascinated by the work they had done and their plans for the future.

After arranging a meeting with the founder and shortly after becoming a member of the FBB team, he...

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8th February 2016

UCFB student Harry Sherman takes strides with up and coming football club

UCFB Wembley first year student Harry Sherman is on his way to achieving his dream of becoming a professional football coach by bagging a coaching role at local grassroots club, Kinja FC.

Established in 2011, Kinja FC is a local grassroots team that has both boys’ and girls’ teams in age groups from Under 8s up to Under 18s, and have recently become a Platinum Club Associate of Arsenal Ladies, the most successful club in English women’s football history. Kinja FC...

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8th February 2016

UCFB student Tom Jones reports on world class opportunity with Sky Sports

By Harry Sherman

UCFB Wembley first year student Tom Jones has recently completed a work experience placement like no other. Through a close contact of his, Tom managed to secure a placement behind the scenes in the world famous Sky Sports studios.

UCFB student Tom Jones outside the iconic UCFB Wembley campus

A Football Business & Marketing student at UCFB’s iconic Wembley Stadium campus, Tom spent two weeks working closely with the Sports Brand department, attending high profile meetings, where he was involved...

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28th January 2016

Award-Winning Sports Lawyer and UCFB Guest Speaker Daniel Geey Discusses the Legalities of the Transfer Window

As the transfer window in football draws to a close once more, internationally-recognised sports lawyer and UCFB guest speaker, Daniel Geey has provided an insight into the justifications for and against the much-debated FIFA registration period.

Of particular interest to budding sports lawyers and agents, Daniel’s piece first appeared on the Secret Footballer website and also on his own blog, Daniel writes:

Should transfer windows be abolished? What are the pros and cons?

The transfer window restricts the ability of a contracted player...

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28th January 2016

UCFB’s George Stockton leads funding drive for Great Britain Deaf Football

UCFB’s very own George Stockton is currently leading the funding drive to secure a bright future for Great Britain Deaf Football in his role as a Voluntary Fundraising Officer. Working alongside fellow Great Britain Deaf Football members including players from the men’s, women’s, under 21’s and veterans’ teams, George is finding ways to raise the funds for all teams to train and participate in international competition such as the European Championships, World Cup and Deaflympics.

Former Manchester United and current Fulham...

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