31st May 2017
Thomas lands deal with Premier League giants Liverpool to run European academy camps
The Premier League is calling for UCFB student Thomas Freismuth after securing a deal with one of the world’s biggest football clubs.
Thomas, a BA (Hons) International Football Business student, has signed a deal with Liverpool International Football Academy to host their football camps in his home country of Austria, as well as in Slovenia.
As part of his agreement, Thomas will be able to utilise the Reds’ badge and brand to promote the camps. His main task will be to coordinate all of the local issues such as marketing, connecting local clubs and coaches with Liverpool, and organising the logistics of the camps.
A past UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Award runner-up, Thomas’ idea was to set up a European football school with the backing of a Premier League club. Obviously pleased his business idea was so warmly received by the UCFB board, to be equally praised by the Anfield club is a clear sign of his business credentials.
He said: “I am very proud to call myself an entrepreneur after working over the last year towards the implementation of my idea, and it is a fantastic feeling to have such a strong strategic partner. Liverpool FC is one of the world’s biggest football clubs and I’m delighted that they chose to work with me.”
Thomas will be working with Bernt Jo Vole, who owns the rights from Liverpool to host football camps in Europe, and so far there are plans in place for four camps to take place in Austria this year.
At the camps, which run for three days for children aged six to 14, each participant is assessed by coaches, with one then invited to a trial at Liverpool.
Thomas, whose time at UCFB so far has seen him rack-up an impressive CV of work experiences, added: “All this would have never happened if I didn’t have the support from my mentor, Brendan Flood, and the academic support from UCFB. The meetings with Brendan were an invaluable experience and will definitely help me in the future.”