UCFB is backed by some of the biggest names and the most influential individuals and organisations in the sporting world.

The highly respected UCFB Advisory Board includes world-renowned personnel such as Professor Brian Barwick, Chairman of the Rugby Football League and Super League; Neil Doncaster, Chief Executive of the Scottish Professional Football League; Martin Prothero, Former Senior Vice President, Sports Marketing at Umbro; Mike Phelan, Former Assistant Manager at Manchester United; Kelly Simmons MBE, Director of The National Game and Women’s Football at The FA, Roger Maslin, Managing Director at Wembley National Stadium Ltd and Ray Stubbs, Chief Football Reporter at BT Sport. In addition to the Advisory Board members, UCFB also has a number of influential current and former sports professionals acting as ambassadors, including England Women’s Internationals Sue Smith and Rachel Brown-Finnis.

UCFB also has work experience and placement partnerships with a number of high profile organisations within the football, sport and events industries. Since August 2014, student placements have been carried out at organisations such as The Football Association, The Scottish Professional Football League, The Rugby League World Cup, TalkSPORT, AON, Manchester Thunder Netball, Sale Sharks, First Point USA, Orlando City Soccer Club, Burnley Football Club and Millwall Football Club to name just a few.

These key partnerships ensure that UCFB is placed at the heart of the football business and wider sports and events industries to successfully deliver world-class education and unparalleled work experience and networking opportunities leading to a successful career.