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UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition winner’s profile – Thomas Freismuth, European youth football camps

With the UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition set to return for a fourth consecutive year, we thought we’d highlight some of the previous winners and see how their businesses are getting on.

UCFB student Thomas Freismuth has set up Premier League football camps in Austria and Slovenia following his pitch to the judging panel, after spotting a gap in the market in each respective country…

How invaluable has the expertise and help from Brendan Flood been? The chance to meet regularly with such...

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Students enjoy ‘inspiring’ evening at the Manchester Sports Awards

A number of students from UCFB Etihad Campus recently attended the 2017 Manchester Sports Awards, and were able to meet extraordinary individuals from in and around the city. Here, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student Rebecca Hawksworth gives her take on a memorable evening…

Last month, myself and eight other UCFB students had the pleasure of being invited to represent the institution at the 2017 Manchester Sports Awards, which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Deansgate.

Hosted by former European and...

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Student profile: Masters student Stephen has boardroom ambitions

Stephen Adkins studies MSc Sport Management at UCFB Wembley. Here he tells us more about the programme, his time at UCFB and what he is gaining from his Masters…

 What were the reasons for you choosing UCFB to study your Masters degree?

I chose UCFB over other institutions because I was excited to develop my leadership skills

further in preparation for a career in the sports industry in a hands-on way. UCFB provide numerous opportunities to do this with their fantastic connections in...

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Have a great business idea? Win up to £5,000 with the UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition

UCFB is delighted to announce the return of the popular Dragon’s Den-style UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition, with a massive £20,000 up for grabs for innovative students.

The competition is led by UCFB Chairman Brendan Flood and provides students with an unprecedented opportunity to compete for vital company investment.

Students from UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus will be asked to pitch their sports business ideas to a UCFB Panel and then field any questions they might have. The winning team or individual...

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The Footballers Who Went to War event coming to UCFB Etihad Campus

A number of UCFB Etihad Campus students have helped to organise a one off exhibition highlighting the players who left the pitch for the battlefield during the First World War, in partnership with the Woodlands Trust and the National Football Museum in Manchester.

Here, BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student Julia Kuźniak describes the project and what she and her classmates have learnt so far from The Footballers Who Went to War…

The Woodlands Trust is raising money to plant trees...

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‘Manchester provides opportunities for young people’ – International UCFB student Emil enjoying student life in the north west

Bulgarian student Emil Enchev has spent the last two years getting stuck in to UCFB life. Now in the third year of his BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching programme at UCFB Etihad Campus, Emil tells us what life as an international student is like at UCFB in Manchester…

As an international student, what made you consider coming to and then choose UCFB to study?

I was considering the different options for me to continue my academic development, when I saw a...

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Students settle into UCFB life with fun-filled Freshers’ Week

New students were given a big UCFB welcome during the eagerly anticipated annual Freshers’ Week.

First year undergraduate students, as well as second and third years, across both UCFB campuses were treated to a number of exciting events throughout the week as once again a record number of students started their journey with UCFB. Masters students in Wembley also joined in the fun.

Having fun at #UCFBWembley Sports Day ?⚽️

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‘Manchester is perfect’ – Paolo details life as an international student at UCFB

Italian student Paolo Prioglio has spent the last two years getting stuck in to UCFB life. Now in the third year of his BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching programme at UCFB Etihad Campus, Paolo tells us what life as an international student is like at UCFB in Manchester…

As an international student, what made you consider coming to and then choosing UCFB to study?

As I was coming towards the end of my time at school in Italy, I started looking...

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Walk this way: UCFB student Paul leading the way for walking football

For UCFB student Paul Carr, what started as a degree programme module has led to forming a national governing body that will soon be highlighted in a dedicated Sky Sports programme.

As a keen participant of walking football, Paul, who studies BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance at UCFB Etihad Campus, realised a governing body was needed for the sport. The Walking Football Association (WFA) was then born after his perfect pitch to the UCFB board as part of the UCFB...

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Jess living the dream by pulling on the famous white shirt of her beloved Leeds United

It’s every football fan’s dream to play for the club they support, but very few ever get the chance. For UCFB student Jess Holland however, turning out for Leeds United has become a reality.

The talented forward was snapped up by the Whites from Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town this summer, following the club completing its transition from Leeds Ladies to Leeds United Ladies.

Playing in the Women’s Premier League Northern Division One, Jess will spend the next year balancing her BA (Hons)...

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