UCFB News

UCFB student Jack Gladman on what the Commonwealth Games has to offer for athletics fans

With the Commonwealth Games now underway Down Under, we asked UCFB Wembley student Jack Gladman to give us his thoughts ahead of the athletics schedule starting this weekend.

 Jack is an experienced Team GB para-athlete, and finished 9th in the T38 1,500m World Para-Athletic Championship final in London in 2017.

With the Commonwealth Games now underway on the Gold Coast in Australia and with the athletics action kicking off in earnest on Saturday, I want to give you a brief overview of...

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UCFB Wembley Women’s Society host inaugural meeting following Kick It Out conference

Following the success of the Kick It Out Women’s Raise Your Game conference at UCFB Wembley in March, a number of female students decided to get together to create the Women’s Society.

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching student Georgina Slawinski, vice president of student involvement at UCFB Wembley, helped to organise the first meeting for the group. In her own words, she describes how it went and the plans for the society’s future…

The Raise Your Game conference follow-up event was a...

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UCFB student Sarah helping to inspire next generation of females working in sport

Among the many brilliant speakers at the recent Kick It Out Women’s Raise Your Game conference at UCFB Wembley was student Sarah Makki.

Sarah, who studies BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism at UCFB Etihad Campus, was part of a panel featuring inspirational female members of UCFB staff and alumni, which also included graduate Amy O’Connor, who now works for Watford FC in the business development team.

Hosted by the higher education institution, and in partnership with the Premier League, the conference featured...

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More league title success for UCFB Etihad Campus teams

Another UCFB Etihad Campus football team is celebrating league success to make it a hat-trick of championships this season.

The Men’s 2nd team joined the 1st and 3rd teams by securing their own league triumph after walking away with the BUCS Northern 6C title following a final day victory over University of Chester 2nd team. The 3-0 win saw them finish two points clear of nearest rival UCLan 5th.

Their success sees them join the 1st team, who won the Northern 4A...

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Jay looks back on his first year in business with Match Peak

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Having won the UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Award 2017, BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student Jay Karabel takes a look back at his last year in business and the progress that he and his newly established company has made…

Jay won the competition, which sees students put forward their business ideas to a Dragon’s Den-style panel of experts, with his idea for the company Match Peak.

He explained how his idea for Match Peak came about and what his organisation...

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Students spend the day behind the scenes with League One side MK Dons

Foundation year students were given the chance to spend a day with MK Dons and see the inner workings of a League One club.

Students gained valuable insight across numerous departments of the club, including coaching, marketing and finance, and were able to pose questions to staff to gain a further understanding of what it takes to work in the football industry.

Among those who spoke to students was Edu Rubio, a senior professional development coach, executive director Andrew Cullen, and UCFB...

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Double league success for UCFB Etihad Campus men’s football teams

Two UCFB football teams are celebrating league success following a momentous week in the BUCS leagues.

UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st and 3rd teams each secured their respective league titles following last day wins to cap off an unforgettable season.

The 1sts won the Northern 4A league following a 5-3 at Belle Vue over University of Central Lancashire 2nd. The victory saw them claim top sport over city rivals Salford 1st by one point.

Meanwhile, the 3rd team secured the Northern 7B title...

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Tommy Charlton hoping to emulate World Cup winning brothers thanks to UCFB student Paul

The brother of two World Cup winners is hoping to make it a family hat-trick thanks to the business dream of a UCFB student.

Tommy Charlton, whose brothers Sir Bobby and Jack were part of England’s successful 1966 team, has been having trials for the over-60s England walking football team. The trials, which took place at Burnley’s Barnfield Training Centre, which also included double European cup winning former Liverpool full-back Alan Kennedy, were set up by The Walking Football Association –...

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Students battle it out for funding in the UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Award

An eSports commentary duo, sports participation incentives and a stadium-based food delivery app were just some of the innovative ideas to secure funding in the latest edition of the popular UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Award.

Groups of students from both UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus presented their ideas over two days to members of the UCFB board in the hope of winning up to £5,000 funding to invest in their business. In total, seven groups were awarded initial funding for their...

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The future is now – AR and VR development in the sporting world

UCFB Etihad Campus student Carolin Boldt recently attended the Digital Sports Manchester event at Media City, where she learnt about the evolving augmented and virtual technologies being introduced to sports fans around the world. Here, Carolin, who studies BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism, tells us more…

Dan McLaren, founder of Digital Sport UK, is working in the field of technological development in the sporting world. So far, top of the agenda of digital sport is using the new technologies for fan engagement...

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