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Georgina lends Russia a hand in tournament role for The Football Association

Having already advanced to the elite qualifying round of the 2019 Euros, England under-17s recently hosted an international friendly tournament to get some much needed minutes under their belts. Visiting England to take part in the tournament were Brazil, Russia and the USA in games in Shrewsbury and Telford. UCFB student Georgina Slawinski, who studies BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching, was there working for The Football Association as a Team Liaison Officer for Russia. Here, she tells us about the...

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Joe working with Chinese Super League champions Shanghai SIPG

Recent years have seen an explosion in the Chinese football market. Big money transfers, coupled with ambitious plans to become a major player on the international scene, has meant that the world superpower are now taking the beautiful game seriously, and a number of British coaches have made the move to China to unearth the next generation of talent.

Joe Jackson, a BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student, recently spent time in Shanghai on a work placement with Chinese Super...

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Conor returns from Doha trip after learning all about revolutionary Qatar World Cup

A pioneering trip to the Qatari capital of Doha earlier this month gave UCFB students the opportunity of meeting some of the movers and shakers behind the 2022 World Cup. Conor Walsh, studying MSc Sports Management at UCFB Wembley, is one of a number of students who got to learn all about the Gulf country and it’s build up to hosting the 22nd edition of the tournament. Here, Conor tells us about the unique trip and what the World Cup...

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Brad and Bentley get started on internships with Brunei 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. UCFB Wembley students Brad Smith and Bentley Rounding, who both study BA (Hons) International Football Business, are spending January working for the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) as part of a unique work experience opportunity. Here, Brad describes the...

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Jawahir looks forward to landmark year for women’s participation in football

With the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place in France this summer, and The Football Association’s Gameplan for Growth strategy aiming to double the number of women and girls taking part in football by 2020, this year promises to be a landmark for women in sport. We spoke with Jawahir Roble, BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management student at UCFB Wembley, about the progress being made and the importance of empowering women and girls through football.

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Masters student Conor looking forward to Qatar and Iceland trips

After starting his working life as an accounting graduate working in the construction trade, MSc Sports Management student Conor Walsh found UCFB to begin his career in the sports industry. Here, Conor tells us about his time living in the US, what he enjoys about UCFB and his excitement at upcoming trips to Qatar and Iceland as part of his Masters programme…

Good to meet you Conor. Tell us a bit about yourself and your journey to becoming a student at...

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Fran spends day on sports desk at ITV Granada

By Rebecca Hawksworth

UCFB Etihad Campus student Francesca Doran recently had the opportunity to experience what it’s like to work behind the scenes at one of the country’s biggest television channels.

Last year BA (Hons) Football Business & Media students benefited from ITV Granada presenter Sarah Jayne Hall teaching their TV production lectures, and Fran was able to secure a day’s work experience at the television company’s studio in Media City, Manchester after Sarah recommended Fran to her husband, Chris, who works...

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Grace on media duty at National League side Maidenhead United

Thanks to UCFB’s unique partnership with The National League students are given the chance to gain vital work experience with clubs across the three leagues in their various departments. One of those students is Grace Scott, a BA (Hons) Football Business & Media student at UCFB Wembley, who has been working as the Digital Media Editor at Maidenhead United. Here, Grace tells us about her time at the club so far…

During pre-season I gained the role as Digital Media Editor...

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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…

Can you tell us about...

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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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