The Lawrie McMenemy Centre for Football Research
The Lawrie McMenemy Centre for Football Research (LMCFR) is a multi-disciplinary football education, research and consultancy centre which provides expert support for the football industry, students and the media in a number of areas.
The centre is founded on Southampton Solent University's position as a leading provider of football-related academic study in the United Kingdom. Southampton Solent University has been at the forefront of this area for a number of years.
Since 1999, Southampton Solent University and LMCFR staff have successfully delivered the Certificate in Professional Sport Management and Administration (Football) in association with the League Managers Association (LMA) and Institute of Football Management and Administration (IFMA). Since 2003, they have also delivered successful undergraduate degrees in football studies and football studies and business.
The LMCFR has excellent links within the football industry. Many of the centre staff work in conjunction with the game's key stakeholders including; The Premier League, The Football Association, the League Managers Association, the Institute of Football Management and Administration, and professional clubs. If you require expert advice or comment, or more detailed research or analysis, the LMCFR can provide leading expertise.