The course team has close connections with a number of professional football clubs in the UK and overseas, as well as professional bodies within the sport. The team also has strong links with professional bodies and industry experts in other sports, as well as with governing and regulatory bodies.
A number of football clubs, including Southampton FC, Reading FC and Swindon Town FC have carried out player testing using our industry-standard facilities. A number of players from the Premier League through to League Two have used our facilities for individual testing, rehabilitation and performance programmes.
Students on our football degrees have had the opportunity to take part in organised visits to Tottenham Hotspur FC, Brighton and Hove Albion FC, Fulham FC, Reading FC, and Eastleigh FC.
Students have also previously found placements at clubs including Southampton FC, Swindon Town FC, Reading FC, Eastleigh FC and Aldershot Town FC. And a number of our alumni are currently employed at Premier League and Football League clubs.
The course team itself blends highly skilled academics with experienced and qualified football practitioners able to bring context through real life experiences. Staff include former and current high-level sport science and coaching staff from various Premier League clubs, international set-ups and professional, statutory and regulatory bodies.