UCFB is delighted to announce that Dr. Brian Barwick, the chairman of the Rugby Football League, will be appearing at the upcoming UCFB Wembley Taster Day.

Keane, who previously led The Football Association, will appear at UCFB Wembley on Saturday 3rd February.

Dr. Barwick will talk to guests about his career in sport, as well as pass on invaluable advice to aspiring sports industry professionals.

Dr. Brian Barwick

A senior figure across the worlds of sport and media for several decades, Dr. Barwick’s association with UCFB enables him to offer informed advice on the strategic direction of the industry, ensuring the institution’s degree programmes are relevant to the real world of football, sport and events.

Dr. Barwick was one of the most influential figures in UK sport for over 20 years during his time at the BBC and ITV. Having joined the BBC in 1979, he was a producer on the Football Focus show and then editor of Match of the Day, becoming head of sport in 1995. Three years later he moved to ITV as controller of sport and was responsible for taking the Premier League highlights to the channel away from the BBC in 2001, as well as negotiating the right to Champions League football, Rugby World Cups and Formula One.

He joined The FA in 2005 as chief executive and oversaw the completion of the new Wembley Stadium, which UCFB Wembley now calls home. Having taken up the post of chairman of the Rugby Football League in 2013, Dr. Barwick is now also chairman of UCFB partners The National League and a member of the FA Council.