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The English Schools’ FA and UCFB extend educational partnership into fifth year

The English Schools’ FA (ESFA) is delighted to announce that it has extended their partnership with the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) into it’s fifth season.

UCFB will continue to be the ESFA Foundation Partner for Higher Education, helping to improve career prospects for students through football. The extended deal means that employability opportunities for UCFB and GIS students at the ESFA and County School FAs will continue, as will research opportunities for students. 

Football matches between the England U18 Schoolboys’ squad and a UCFB team have been some of the highlights of the previous agreements, and students will also continue to create content for the ESFA YouTube channel and support with the broadcasting of our fixtures.

Sharona Friedman, GIS President and UCFB Governor, commented: “This partnership has proven to be a real success in recent years and is hugely popular with our students. The chance to further extend this agreement and offer UCFB students further work experience opportunities, as well as both organisations continuing to share knowledge, was a no brainer and all of us at UCFB are looking forward to another successful year working together.” 

Mark Hignett, Chairman of the ESFA said: “The English Schools FA is delighted to continue this partnership with UCFB. Our joint mission – using football as a platform for personal development, educational attainment and career progression – makes this a particularly exciting joint venture through which we aim to enhance each other’s services for the benefit of our players, students and pupils.” 

For more information on the partnership and how you can get involved with UCFB click here

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