This panel draws on the vast experience of a range of highly respected industry professionals in order to enable students to gain employment in the football and wider sport industry.

Dr Brian Barwick
Employability & Enrichment Panel Dr Brian Barwick Chairman of the Super League
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Adrian Bevington
Employability & Enrichment Panel Adrian Bevington Owner of Adrian Bevington Sport & PR Ltd; former Director of Communications at The FA
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Rachel Brown-Finnis
Employability & Enrichment Panel Rachel Brown-Finnis Broadcaster at BBC Sport & BT Sport; former England goalkeeper
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Alastair Campbell
Employability & Enrichment Panel Alastair Campbell Strategy Consultant, Broadcaster and Author; former UK Government Director of Communications & Strategy
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Neil Doncaster
Employability & Enrichment Panel Neil Doncaster Chief Executive of the Scottish Professional Football League
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Andy Gatcliffe
Employability & Enrichment Panel Andy Gatcliffe Investment Director at Abbots Moss Holdings
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Andrew Kean
Employability & Enrichment Panel Andrew Kean Chief Executive & Founder of FirstPoint USA
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Paul Nolan
Employability & Enrichment Panel Paul Nolan Managing Director of Nolan Enterprises
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Mike Phelan
Employability & Enrichment Panel Mike Phelan Assistant Manager of Manchester United
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 Martin Prothero
Employability & Enrichment Panel Martin Prothero Sports Marketing Consultant
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Kelly Simmons MBE
Employability & Enrichment Panel Kelly Simmons MBE Director of Football Participation and Development at The FA
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Sue Smith
Employability & Enrichment Panel Sue Smith Doncaster Rovers Belles & England Footballer
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Michael Tattersall
Employability & Enrichment Panel Michael Tattersall Chief Executive Officer of the Vanarama National League
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Deepak Trivedi
Employability & Enrichment Panel Deepak Trivedi International Sports Management Consultant
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The unique opportunities available at UCFB to undertake work placements within the football and sports industry will enable you to develop your skills and knowledge further, while experiencing first-hand what it’s like to work in this fast-paced and exciting environment.

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