UCFB News

24th March 2017

UCFB students and staff help to raise funds for Comic Relief

Students and staff across both UCFB campuses have been getting in the charitable spirit by taking part in fun activities all week to raise money for Comic Relief.

At UCFB Wembley, students were given the chance to ‘pie’ members of staff in exchange for a donation towards the charity, much to the enjoyment of many!

Further activities including guessing the amounts of sweets in a jar and wearing red for a day also helped towards UCFB Wembley raising funds for the worthy...

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24th March 2017

UCFB Wembley Darts Society set to take on some of the best in the UK

Members of the UCFB Wembley Darts Society will travel to Sheffield this weekend to compete in the prestigious University Darts UK Big Weekender.

The society, now in its second year, will enter two teams into the event at the Octagon Centre, as well as all 14 members who are travelling to Yorkshire competing in the singles tournament. They’ll be going up against higher education institutions from around the UK, and well over 200 players are expected to take part in the...

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23rd March 2017

UCFB Wembley football teams complete an unforgettable ‘treble’

UCFB Wembley is celebrating a hat trick of titles after all three of its football teams secured league success this season.

The Women’s team, as well as the Men’s 1st and 2nd teams, all won their BUCS leagues, losing just three games between them all season.

In an unforgettable year, UCFB Wembley Women topped the South Eastern 4A table after going unbeaten for the whole season; the Men’s 1st team secured the South Eastern 6D title and the Men’s 2nd team won...

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23rd March 2017

Students enjoy fight night after invite from former world champion Ricky Hatton

UCFB students were treated to a night of ringside boxing alongside former world champion Ricky Hatton thanks to a unique partnership with his academy.

Students from UCFB Etihad Campus travelled to Fenton Manor in Stoke to watch the Hatton Boxing event, which featured three fights including Hatton-trained prospect Reuben Arrowsmith taking on Ryan Toms.

A partnership between UCFB and the Ricky Hatton Boxing Academy has enabled students to visit Hatton’s numerous fitness centres to learn vital skills and experiences from another sport...

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21st March 2017

UCFB Wembley students raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital with football fun day

A pair of UCFB Wembley students have teamed up to organise a football fun day to help raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Karan Kayastha and Krishna Thadani, both BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching students, have set up the Get Out Score for Hospital event, set to take place at Mill Hill Power League on Sunday 26th March.

The fundraising event has been organised under their company name – Sports Scope – which was recently successful at the UCFB Sports...

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21st March 2017

BBC commentator John Motson to speak to UCFB Wembley students as part of guest speaker series

UCFB is delighted to announce that John Motson, every football fan’s favourite commentator, will be talking to UCFB Wembley students next week as part of the Executive Guest Speaker Series.

Motson, now in his fifth decade of commentating will appear at UCFB Wembley on Tuesday 28th March.

John Motson

Affectionately known as ‘Motty’ to most football fans, Motson has been the voice of English football for over five decades in his role with the BBC. Motson began commentating on Match of The Day in...

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20th March 2017

How the English football media helped UCFB student Matthew land a great work placement

UCFB students are told from day one to embrace their world-class campuses and grab the opportunities available to them.

Student Matthew Lang did just that when he came out of a lecture at UCFB Wembley to be met by a hungry press pack chasing the latest story from the national stadium.

Matthew explained: “I was coming out of UCFB Wembley on the day that The FA announced that Sam Allardyce was no longer England manager and there was all the press outside...

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17th March 2017

Student match report: UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 2nd 2-5 UCLAN 6th

UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 2nd 2-5 UCLAN 6th

Regional Arena, Manchester, 15/03/17

By Josh Bunting 

Darren Murray’s first game in charge of UCFB ended in defeat at the Regional Arena.

It all started so well when just five minutes in to the match UCFB took the lead through Saxton Wraith when he met a corner with a bullet header, giving the visiting keeper Carlos Agreda no chance.

UCLAN almost responded immediately when Joe Noblet found himself on the edge of the area, curling the ball just inches wide of Jamie Bradley’s post.

Bradley then made...

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16th March 2017

UCFB media students feel the excitement of match day at QPR’s Loftus Road

UCFB and Championship side Queens Park Rangers have kicked-off an exciting new partnership which will see students gain valuable match day media skills

QPR welcomed BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting students to Loftus Road for their under-23s’ fixture with Colchester United.

The game saw students given access all areas in an environment similar to that of a first team match day, within which they immersed themselves in the world of sport media and broadcasting. From presenting pitch side before kick-off...

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15th March 2017

Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague: ‘England and Spain could learn from each other’

We’re often told that the Premier League is the best league in the world. It might be the most competitive and be able to throw up the odd Leicester-style surprise, but La Liga sleeps easy at night knowing it has higher quality players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale and Antoine Griezmann gracing the competition each week.

It’s not just domestically where teams are performing. Five of the last ten Champions League winners have come from Spain,...

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