Brad and Bentley heading to Brunei for roles at National FA

Located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia, Brunei has a longstanding football heritage with the national team joining FIFA in 1969. The country boasts two exciting professional leagues with the Brunei Super League and the Brunei Premier League being enjoyed by fans. We spoke to Brad Smith and Bentley Rounding, both BA (Hons) International Football Business students at UCFB Wembley, who are both heading out to Brunei in January for work placements with the National Football Association…

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Sam learns from Formula 1 experts at season finale in Abu Dhabi

The 2018 Formula 1 season had its finale on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, with Lewis Hamilton claiming his 11th victory of the season and wrapping up a comfortable fifth world title. Looking back on a memorable season, we spoke to Sam Dickov, a BA (Hons) International Football Business student at UCFB Etihad Campus, who was at the Grand Prix working on the trophy tour event.

Tell us about the Abu Dhabi GP. How was it?

The whole race weekend was such...

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Jack commentates himself all the way to the final at the European Mini Football Championships

Minifootball national teams from across Europe gathered in Kiev from 12-18 August for the European Mini Football Championships with Czech Republic coming out on top in the Ukrainian capital.

UCFB student Jack Towers – who studies BA (Hons) Football Business & Media at the Etihad Campus – spent a week in Kiev working as a commentator, eventually becoming the voice of the tournament and covering the semi-finals and final with all matches being broadcasted live on Facebook, YouTube and on 18...

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Golfer Emma makes history as part of media team at Women’s British Open

The world’s best golfers showcased their skills at the Women’s British Open in August and UCFB Etihad Campus student Emma Anderson had a unique opportunity to gain invaluable work experience at the tournament.

The BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student, a keen golfer herself who is an ambassador for England Golf and Golf Foundation, worked with the media team during the event from 2-5 August at the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club near Blackpool, and saw Briton Georgia...

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Family connections helping out UCFB student Henry at AFC Wimbledon

Henry Brown, a BA (Hons) International Football Business student, has landed an exciting new role as a Performance Analyst for the under-18 side at AFC Wimbledon, joining his dad – Football Talent Scout Graham Brown – at the club. Here, the UCFB Wembley student tells us more about the role and how it’s helping to shape the outlook on his own future career in the football industry.

What are you enjoying most about your new performance analysis role?

Everything really. I get...

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Pitch perfect job for Shanna at Crystal Palace

For nine months of the year pitches at elite football stadiums are given daily love and attention to allow for perfect playing conditions.

Then come May they’re ripped up and re-laid in time for another long, hard season. Before that though, it’s the perfect opportunity for clubs to hire out the turf for events like fan matches and five-a-side tournaments.

UCFB Wembley student Shanna Ellis spent time with Premier League side Crystal Palace towards the end of the 2017/18 season, after they...

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Riccardo has eyes on the future in his scouting role with Southampton FC

UCFB student Riccardo Polacco has spent the last 18 months scouting the youth of London for Premier League side Southampton. Here, the BA (Hons) International Football Business student tells us how he got the role, what he’s learnt and how he’s used the opportunity to continue networking in the football industry…

I started the job during my first year at UCFB after then third year student Samuel Cardenas announced he was going to be leaving the UK after he graduated to...

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Boro’ Working Closely with National League Partners UCFB

Photograph by Simon Kimber

Nuneaton Borough have begun working with National League partners, University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) in providing work placement opportunities. Students based at both UCFB campuses, in London and Manchester, are encouraged to apply practical and theoretical skills learned in class and build up contacts and connections within the industry through work experience.

The partnership between UCFB and the National League has provided unique work placements and employability opportunities for students across the country. Sam...

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Student Alex relishing role with The FA Youth Council

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Since his time at UCFB began two years ago, BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance student Alex Claydon has been continuing to work for the FA Youth Council to help develop youth leadership programmes across various counties.

Alex had already completed some work for the Essex FA before his move up to Manchester in 2016, where he transferred over to work for the Manchester FA.

Alex explained some of roles that he carries out for The FA. He said: “When...

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Jonathan helping National League side Weston-super-Mare AFC connect with fans

UCFB Wembley student Jonathan Gilder has spent the summer so far working with National League South side Weston-super-Mare AFC. Working remotely as a data analyst, his work over the coming weeks and months will give the club a greater understanding of what its fans want to read and hear about. Here, the BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student tells us what he’s been up to…

During my summer placement at Weston-super-Mare AFC I have been working as a data analyst,...

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