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Students play their part at leading sports finance conference

Students had the unique chance to quiz some of the leading names in sports finance at a recent conference in central London.

The Finance in Sport conference, hosted by Premier Sports Network (PSN), brought together over 150 elite level sports representatives from around the world of sport to discuss topics concerning the finances of some of the world’s biggest operators.

Five UCFB students were on hand at the event to film, record and interview some of the names in attendance. Between them...

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Fabio spends fortnight with the Swedish Football League

By Alex Turk

Making and keeping contacts is an important part of finding your way in the football industry today, and third year BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance student Fabio Schaupp has recently used his to secure a two-week placement with the Swedish Football League.

The exciting opportunity enabled Fabio to see and experience different fields and departments, as well as give him a wider view of leagues and clubs that could help further his future career.

The Allsvenskan, the top tier...

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UCFB students join Manchester FA’s media team

By Alex Turk

UCFB Etihad Campus students are getting a taste of the media industry after grasping the opportunity to earn valuable experience as a part of the Manchester FA’s media team for the rest of the academic year.

The Manchester FA has been the home of grassroots football across Greater Manchester for over 130 years and they pride themselves on establishing safe and structured football opportunities for the benefit of all concerned, irrespective of age, colour, gender and ability.

Seven students have...

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UCFB students helping FC United of Manchester work towards bright future

By Rebecca Hawksworth

UCFB’s partnership with The National League has enabled a number of students to gain valuable work experience in a wide range of sectors at football clubs across the country.

One of the clubs to benefit from the partnership is FC United of Manchester, with several UCFB Etihad Campus students making the trip to east Manchester to work in various departments at the club.

FC United are a unique club in English football due to the fact that they are completely...

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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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