University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) is delighted to announce a partnership with Off The Pitch which will give its sports students, studying at Wembley and Etihad Campus or online, as well as staff, full access to their club finance comparison tool and website.

Off The Pitch delivers unrivalled football business journalism and insight, powered by a database and state-of-the-art business intelligence tool which will allow UCFB undergraduate students and Global Institute of Sport (GIS) Master’s students to compare financial data, and much more, dating back to 2008 from more than 175 clubs.

On top of the detailed finance comparison tool, Off The Pitch offers daily research and insight into the world of football business via its busy news section. All of these tools will give UCFB and GIS students even greater access to the football industry, how its leaders think and behave, and the huge financial numbers behind it.

GIS’ Chris Winn, programme leader for MSc Football Business, is a regular contributor to Off The Pitch with his findings and research, especially in the current climate of COVID-19.

Off The Pitch joins a long and illustrious list of institutions that UCFB is proud to call partners, including The Football Association, The Rugby Football League and Kick It Out.

Commenting on the new partnership, UCFB Governor and GIS President Sharona Friedman said: “Off The Pitch’s club finance tool is an incredible piece of work which can only be of huge benefit to our students and staff, so I’m delighted that Mads and his team have agreed to work with us and offer their services. I urge all of our students to log on and engage with this fantastic database during their studies.”

Off The Pitch CEO and co-founder Mads Meisner Christensen added: “We are thrilled to be able to offer our services to UCFB and GIS students and aid them in their degree studies. Our database is extensive and regularly updated and is the perfect tool for those on the business programmes and anyone who has a keen interest in how the business of football operates. We’re looking forward to working closely with everyone at UCFB and GIS over the coming years.”