Global Institute of Sport (GIS) has partnered with VSI Executive Education (VSI) – a market leader in executive education – and will be offering its leading MSc Sports Directorship degree programme, as well as its CEO of a Sports Organisation and Executive Athlete courses.


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VSI has established over the last seven years a reputation for delivering ground-breaking executive education programmes for elite sports industry professionals. Athletes, coaches, managers, and support staff have seen them as pivotal in their journey from the training ground to the boardroom. Their alumni include England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Director Ashley Giles MBE; Olympians Beth Tweddle MBE, Goldie Sayers and Kelly Sotherton MBE; former England cricketer Matthew Hoggard MBE; and Arsenal coach and former Aston Villa Director of Football Steve Round.

GIS Chairman Brendan Flood commented: “Having admired what VSI has been doing for many years, we’re delighted to partner with them to provide unique executive education for sport. Their addition to the UCFB and GIS family solidifies our place as the go-to organisation for lifelong learning in sport globally.”

VSI Chairman Andrew McIntyre said: “We are delighted to become one of the founding partners of UCFB’s Global Institute of Sport.”

VSI Managing Director Tony Faulkner added: “This represents fantastic news for VSI, our delegates and alumni. The opportunity afforded us all is boundless.”

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