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Online student Mihir working in the heart of the US football industry

Football in the US has reached a tipping point and there is no going back. With attendance levels now at 7.3 million per year, Major League Soccer is one of the fastest growing divisions in the world with Atlanta United setting the pace after announcing a record 71,812 turnout for their October 2018 fixture against Chicago Fire. Since launching in 1996 with 10 teams, the MLS now features 23 clubs with three more on the way including David Beckham’s Inter...

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Ellie and Pedro look forward to first UEFA Women’s Futsal EURO finals

The first UEFA Women’s Futsal EURO final tournament kicks off in Porto on Friday with Russia, Spain, Ukraine and hosts Portugal battling it out for the trophy. We spoke with UCFB Regional Recruitment Manager Ellie Lewis, and International Recruitment Officer Pedro Bernardini, about the growth of the sport, the benefits of playing for footballers and the potential career opportunities now available…

Tell us how you got into futsal? How did you start playing?

Pedro Bernardini: My parents are Brazilians and I moved...

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Jon-Luc talks Six Nations, women’s rugby and the global reach of the game

This year’s Six Nations tournament got off to a memorable start last week with England claiming their first win in Dublin since 2013, and Wales fighting back from 16-0 down at half-time to win in Paris. The continent’s most fiercely contested competition rolls into Rome, London and Edinburgh this weekend for round two and fans around the world will be tuning in to see which nation can remain unbeaten and stay on course for a Grand Slam. We spoke with...

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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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A day at the races for UCFB Programme Leader Paul Brewster

For former Barbadian jockey Paul Brewster, a trip to Windsor racecourse earlier this year was a day of real nostalgia. Attending as part of a UCFB delegation, Paul accompanied a group of students who were being introduced to the world of racing and its many career opportunities through an Explore Racing Day, organised by Careers in Racing.

By Paul Brewster, BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance Programme Leader at UCFB

I first came in to contact with horses at the age of...

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UCFB netball captain Emily looks back on a memorable year for the England team

England’s gold medal-winning netball team capped an amazing year by securing two awards at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show on Sunday night. After their historic Commonwealth Games win in April, the Roses were named Team of the Year and also won the Greatest Sporting Moment of the Year award for their dramatic victory in the final over hosts Australia. We spoke with Emily Dack, BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting student at UCFB, and captain of...

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UCFB Lecturer Mario looks back on a memorable F1 season

A memorable Formula 1 season reached its conclusion in Abu Dhabi a few days ago with a host of talking points gripping the sport. From Lewis Hamilton’s dominance of the circuit, to Max Verstappen’s paddock meltdown in Brazil and the addition of new GPs to the calendar, hot topics abound and already attention is turning to Australia, 17 March. We spoke with Mario Zambas, Lecturer in BA (Hons) Stadium & Event Management at UCFB, who helped launch the inaugural Abu...

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UCFB students represent Great Britain at Mini Football U21 World Cup

The Mini Football U21 World Cup wrapped up in Prague earlier this month with ten students from UCFB Etihad Campus representing Great Britain at the tournament.

Taking place from 4-8 October in the capital of the Czech Republic the host nation claimed the trophy with a 2-1 win in the final over Slovakia.

A spirited effort saw GB reach the quarter-finals where they were knocked-out by Senegal with Henry Limpitshi-Bongwanga – Football Business & Finance student at UCFB – scoring for GB...

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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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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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