University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) is delighted to announce that it will become the official higher education partner and sponsor of the English Colleges Football Association (ECFA) national football teams.

UCFB, which has campuses in London and Manchester with Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart, will provide opportunities for ECFA trialists and players to kick off their career in sport with a unique degree at the institution.

The partnership will also see UCFB host select ECFA national team fixtures for both its men’s and women’s teams, as well as the possibility of UCFB students undertaking work experience with the ECFA, such as helping to host these fixtures.

Alice Kempski, National Football Development Manager at AoC Sport, said: “It’s incredibly exciting for us to be able to link up with an institution like UCFB. The opportunities they provide for young people looking to go on and work in the world of sport are second to none, so for our players and teams to have that link-up and inside look at how UCFB do things is invaluable.”

Sharona Friedman, Chief Marketing Officer of UCFB, added: “This partnership is another exciting moment for UCFB and our students. We’re delighted to welcome the ECFA as our partner alongside several of the most exciting organisations in sport. Not only will UCFB have its name spread further, but our students will now have even more opportunities to get out into the working world and showcase their skills.”

UCFB graduates are currently employed at Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, Watford, Arsenal and Chelsea, with numerous ex-students also in roles at The Football Association, the Scottish Professional Football League and dozens of English Football League clubs.