Two UCFB students recently gained some fantastic industry experience, volunteering at the first ever British Wrestling Grand Prix.

Christopher Aribo and Jack Patrick, two BA (Hons) Sports Business and Sports Law and BA (Hons) Sports Management students at our Manchester Campus, gained the work experience thanks to their lecturer, Darren Bernstein.

Darren said: “I am doing my Professional Doctorate with British Wrestling. They were hosting their first ever British Grand Prix event and asked for volunteers.

“As part of the Managing Sports Organisations module in the students’ Second Year, there is a focus on events, so it was the perfect opportunity for the students to get real life experience of an international event in an Olympic and Commonwealth Games sport.

During their event, Christopher and Jack helped set up the arena on different days, including the day of the event. They were also responsible for ensuring athletes were taken from the athletes’ waiting area to the competition area for their wrestling bouts.

The event, which was British Wrestling’s first major tournament in around ten years, saw around 100 athletes from across the world competing, both male and female.

Wrestlers from Korea, New Zealand, Turkey and many other countries flocked to Manchester for the incredible event.

Darren added: “The students were a real asset to UCFB and the event will stand them in good stead for building their CVs and event experience.

“Studying in one of the world’s premier sporting city’s means that students have access to a range of international sporting events where they can use the information that they learn in the classroom in a practical live setting, on an international stage, in the city they are studying in.”

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