The FBA Welcomes STVV As New Educational Partner

The Football Business Academy (The FBA) has announced a new educational collaboration with Belgian club, Sint-Truidense VV (STVV).



This partnership marks an important milestone for both entities, bringing together a leader in football business education and a renowned professional football club.


“It’s a pleasure to welcome STVV as our newest partner, the 35th professional football club to join our ever-expanding global network,” said, Kristian Dobrev, Deputy CEO at The FBA.


“Being recommended by another club partner underscores the mutual benefits of these partnerships and aligns with our shared values that we aim to highlight. I’m confident that in the coming months and years STVV and FBA Candidates alike will be able to learn a lot from each other and advance their strategic objectives.”


Daisuke Sugimoto, STVV’s Corporate Department Director, added: “At STVV we give talent the opportunity to develop their skills, both on and off the pitch. Moreover, we are a club with an open, international vision: within the staff, local Belgian and Japanese professionals work together to take STVV to the next level.


“The agreement with FBA is part of this vision. Thanks to this cooperation we welcome international professionals, who can strengthen our organisation with their inspiration and experience and gain experience in the football industry.”


This mutually beneficial alliance seeks to foster collaboration on strategically significant subjects, unlocking valuable opportunities for both The FBA and STVV.


The primary objectives include providing a comprehensive learning environment for FBA Master Candidates—future industry professionals—through internships and Student Business Projects (SBPs).


Beyond education, the collaboration aims to cultivate synergies aligned with the club’s business plans and development strategies.


The FBA and STVV share a commitment to excellence, innovation and the development of the football industry.


This partnership not only solidifies The FBA’s position as a leader in football business education but also strengthens STVV’s global footprint in the ever-evolving landscape of professional football.





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