USL League Two has announced a multi-year partnership with the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) to become the official education partner of the league.
UCFB’s partnership with USL League Two is another milestone for its best-in-class student experience. This builds on existing partnerships with globally recognised institutions including The Football Association, League Managers Association, The National League and the Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea, each of which provides its own unique opportunities to UCFB students.
“We are excited to expand the deck of things that we offer our clubs for being a part of our league,” Director of Competition & Development Chris Madden said. “This is something that no other league at this level can offer, with high-quality staff members coming over to assist small staffs in our local communities.”
In 2019, UCFB will send 16 of its students to the United States to assist League Two clubs, and the league fully anticipates the number of student aides to grow on a yearly basis as the partnership continues to develop further.
“Everyone at UCFB is delighted to have formed such a prestigious partnership with the USL,” Head of Employability & Enrichment Neil Silver said.
“There can be no better opportunity for a student who has aspirations to work in the world of sport, and particularly soccer, than to carry out a three-month work placement with a USL club, bringing the skills they have learned on their degree program and contributing to the everyday running of the club.
“Not only will this bring huge added benefits to a student’s CV, but we are confident that UCFB’s talented students can make a highly valuable contribution to the club they are working with. We are very excited to be working with the USL and we look forward to this partnership blossoming.”
About USL League Two
The developmental leader in North American soccer’s evolving tiered structure, USL League Two features 72 teams within four conferences that serve their communities throughout the United States and Canada. USL League Two has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professional players, coaches and executive members since its inception in 1995. A number of League Two members are owned and operated by a professional club, or are currently partnered with a professional club. League Two provides elite collegiate players the opportunity to grasp a higher level of competition while maintaining their eligibility.
The University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) is a world first in higher education, offering university degrees in the football and sports industry, with state-of-the-art facilities in two inspirational campuses in London and Manchester, which have the iconic Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart.
In addition to the unique degree programmes, UCFB also offer an Employability and Enrichment programme of best-in-class executive speakers and exceptional work experience opportunities to ensure UCFB students graduate with a wealth of knowledge and experience on top of their degree. Previous guest speakers have included England manager Gareth Southgate; BBC Sport presenter Gabby Logan and Belgium manager Roberto Martinez.
UCFB also has a number of partnerships with some of the leading names in sport, including The Football Association, League Managers Association, Real Madrid Graduate School, Rugby Football League and The National League, giving students access to some of the biggest and best minds in football and sport.
We are proud that an incredible 92% of current graduates are in employment within six months of graduating and almost two in three of those graduates are working within the sports industry. Our graduates work at the likes of The Football Association, Manchester United, the Rugby Football League and EDP Soccer in the US.
To learn more about UCFB and our unique degree programmes, go to www.ucfb.com.