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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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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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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

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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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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