This course will next run from 3rd March, delivered online.

Course overview

The course will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the growing importance of financial management in football, from the basics of the football club business model and interpreting football club financials, through to an overarching understanding of the current and future financial picture in England and abroad.

The course encapsulates a variety of topics in order to provide participants with the underlying skillset to be able to analyse and interpret the financial performance of football clubs, as well as the wider understanding of the business and regulatory environment in which these clubs operate. Such topics will encapsulate:

  • Understanding football finance; an analysis of the three key revenue streams of football clubs at different levels of competition and how they come about.
  • Football club financial statements; interpreting a football club’s P&L and Balance Sheet in the context of analysing sustainability, financial health, regulatory compliance and making investment decisions.
  • The regulatory landscape; an overview of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations, as well as the Premier League and Championship’s Profitability and Sustainability regulations, including their stated objectives, mechanics, how they apply to clubs’ financial strategies, and recent case studies.
  • The European football landscape; a summary of financial trends across the English game, as well as in the wider European market.

The course will also provide the opportunity to partake in an interactive workshop around the future financial picture of the English game/other topical debates.

The course is delivered over a one day interactive session delivered through a combination of taught content, practical exercises and an interactive workshop/discussion.

Course leader Christopher Winn

An experienced football business consultant, Christopher joined UCFB after several years in the Deloitte Sports Business Group. He holds an MBA specialising in the football industry, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

During his time at Deloitte, Christopher worked with leading football clubs, associations and governing bodies around the world, specialising in governance, risk management and financial regulation of football clubs.

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Christopher Winn

Course outcomes

Suitable for anyone interested in developing a understanding of football finance, revenue and financial trends in football.

The course will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the growing importance of financial management in football, from the basics of the football club business model and interpreting football club financials, through to an overarching understanding of the current and future financial picture in England and abroad.

Course delivery

The course is delivered over a one day interactive session delivered through a combination of taught content, practical exercises and an interactive workshop/discussion.

Start date: Wednesday 3rd March 2021.

Course duration: 6 hours: 4pm to 7pm GMT on 3rd and 10th March 2021.

Delivery mode: Online.

How to apply

How to apply

To apply for this programme, please click here and follow the instructions to complete your application.

Please click here to read the terms and conditions of the programme.

On-campus delegates

2020/21

£ 550 fee
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Online delegates

2020/21

£350 fee
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See what others had to say

My goal was to get a general overview of a football club's financial picture, as well as the comparison between Europe's Big 5 and the Premier League and the overall impact the pandemic has had on the industry. I learned all this and gained many more interesting detailed insights through Chris' and the guest speaker's first hand professional experience.

Maximilian Never
GIS delegate

This course was excellent. For anybody working in or wanting to work in the football industry this is a course I would highly recommend. The content was delivered for any person regardless of accounting qualifications or experience. It’s important to understand the finances of the sport we are all passionate about and this courses delivers for that. Chris was brilliant throughout and it was comfortable and engaging learning environment throughout the course.

Stephen King
GIS delegate