In recent weeks’ students from UCFB’s BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Law have had the chance to learn from the best in the industry.

Masterclasses delivered by experts at Beswicks Sports, one of the world’s leading sports management groups, have helped to outline the intricacies of sports governance, regulation and the role of agents and intermediaries.

Established in 1922, Beswicks provides services for players covering contract negotiation, image rights and career advice, as well as club services addressing sponsorship and player recruitment.

Leading the masterclasses has been Tim Bailey, a sports lawyer and FA registered intermediary. Tim has been visiting students to deliver lectures cover areas that have included representation contracts, employment contracts, transfers and sports business best practice.

Commenting on his time with UCFB students, Tim said: “It was a great pleasure being able to deliver my series of lectures on player representation at UCFB Wembley to such an attentive and enthusiastic group of students. I’m pleased to have been able to offer students an opportunity to learn from my many years’ experience in managing the careers of players from around the world and to provide practical knowledge, enabling them to make the transition into employment and enhance opportunities by adding value to their UCFB degree.”

Dr. Alexander Chrysanthou, programme leader for BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Law, added: “To have had a sports lawyer and football intermediary of such calibre and reputation as Tim Bailey, providing in-depth and first-hand industry insight over six sessions, has been inspirational and an outstanding preparation for students’ career preparations. Tim has provided a unique insight into the legal operations of representing players and football clubs, delivering to our students a plethora of practical ideas and advice to not only further their studies, but also their future careers in the field.”