UCFB News

24th February 2017

Sara Hale: ‘Quad Series great preparation for Commonwealth Games and World Cup’

England netball coach and UCFB academic Sara Hale says the recent Quad Series tournament was the perfect preparation ahead of a busy two years that includes the Commonwealth Games and World Cup.

England Roses finished the mini-series third, but only after a narrow 47-46 defeat to world number one and series winners Australia Diamonds in their last game in London. An opening 60-55 win over South Africa Proteas in Durban was followed by a painful 61-37 loss to New Zealand Silver...

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23rd February 2017

RFL boss Dr. Brian Barwick to speak at UCFB Wembley Taster Day

UCFB is delighted to announce that Dr. Brian Barwick, chairman of the Rugby Football League and Super League, will speak to prospective students at UCFB Wembley as part of a unique Taster Day event.

Dr. Barwick, who is also the former chief executive of The Football Association and is a member of the UCFB Employability & Enhancement panel, will appear at the London campus to give a flavour of UCFB life and talk about his colourful career on Saturday 4th March.

Dr....

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17th February 2017

UCFB and She Kicks magazine team up to offer unique scholarship opportunity to female students

UCFB is delighted to announce a renewed partnership with leading football magazine She Kicks that will see two female students awarded a unique internship worth up to £3,000.

The scholarship is open to applicants who can demonstrate that a UCFB degree will help them with their career ambitions. The internship will take place at She Kicks or a partner publication, with all travel and accommodation expenses covered up to a maximum value of £3,000.

The successful pair will take part in activities...

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16th February 2017

Student match report: UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st 3-2 Lancaster

By Riegan Thompson

UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st 3-2 Lancaster

Belle Vue, Manchester, 15/02/2017

Unbeaten Lancaster traveled to third placed UCFB high in confidence having already secured the league title.

Manager Ryan Charalambous expressed his and the team’s desire pre-match to bounce back from the 1-0 loss at UCLAN last week. Before the game he said “We see this as a game where we have nothing to lose, they’re top of the league and flying high. We’re going for it today, playing an attacking...

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15th February 2017

Student match report: UCLAN 1-0 UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st

By Riegan Thompson 

UCLAN 1-0 UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st

UCLAN Sports Arena, Preston – 08/02/2017

A scrappy game between UCLAN and UCFB was in the end settled by a fantastic finish from UCLAN’s Sam Howe.

UCLAN started the game the better of the two sides, with Callum Williams having the first chance of note, firing his shot into the side netting.

UCFB though grew into the game through Mark West. The winger cut in from the left hand side and curled an effort towards...

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15th February 2017

Student match report: University of Cumbria 1-5 UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st

By Riegan Thompson

University of Cumbria 1-5 UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st

Richard Rose Academy, Carlisle, 01/02/2017

UCFB’s new managerial duo of Ryan Charalambous and Christian Kony got off to a flying start with a thumping 5-1 win over the University of Cumbria.

UCFB flew out the blocks scoring after just three minutes. Midfielder Jack Slinn went on a run from the centre circle before threading a pass through to Mark West, whose quick shot took a slight deflection on its way into the...

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15th February 2017

UCFB Wembley to host prestigious National Sports Law Negotiation Competition

UCFB Wembley is delighted to announce it will host this year’s National Sports Law Negotiation Competition, in conjunction with Shulmans LLP law firm.

The event, which is in its second year and will take place in March, will see students in higher education institutions from around the country compete in mock negotiations dealing with issues currently affecting the sport industry.

Twenty teams will compete against each other, including two from UCFB, in negotiations that range from commercial sponsorship deals, breaches of contract...

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14th February 2017

Girls’ Academy launched at UCFB Burnley for aspiring footballers

Year 11 girls are being encouraged to apply for a new scheme at UCFB Burnley that will enable them to combine their A Level studies and football playing skills at Turf Moor.

Girls’ Academy, delivered in partnership with Burnley FC in the Community and Nelson and Colne College, is due to kick off in September for girls aged 16-18, and will mirror the boys’ Shadow Youth Team programme.

As part of the new programme, students will receive eight hours of dedicated coaching...

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14th February 2017

Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague and BBC boss Philip Bernie to speak with UCFB students

UCFB is delighted to announce that Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, and the Head of BBC TV Sport Philip Bernie, will be talking to students this week as part of the Executive Guest Speaker Series.

Balague, a regular on Sky Sports and an international journalist, and Bernie, who has risen through the ranks at the BBC during his 30 years at the corporation, will appear at UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th February...

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9th February 2017

Former Burnley striker and chief executive Paul Fletcher MBE to speak at UCFB Etihad Campus Taster Day

UCFB is delighted to announce that former Burnley FC striker and chief executive Paul Fletcher will speak to prospective students at the UCFB Etihad Campus as part of a unique Taster Day event.

Fletcher, who is a director at UCFB, will appear as guest speaker at the Manchester campus on Saturday 11th February to give a flavour of UCFB life and talk about his colourful career on the pitch and in the boardroom.

After beginning his playing career at Bolton Wanderers, Fletcher...

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