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Monday 5 August 2013

Alumni: Jamie Powell

Having recently completed his Football Studies degree, Jamie Powell is absolutely delighted to have walked straight into full-time employment at a professional football club before he has even graduated.

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Jamie has joined newly promoted Premier League club Crystal Palace as Head of Academy Performance Analysis having overall responsibility for the coding and analysis of players in the under-9 to under-16 age groups.

Speaking about the value of his degree in helping to secure the post, Jamie commented:

“The Football Studies course at Southampton Solent University prepared me exceptionally well for a job in the football industry. As a performance analyst it is vitally important to have great communication, presentation and time management skills, and each and every module on the course allowed me to develop and further hone those skills. I believe diversity is the key with the Football Studies course; it has equipped me with the requisite football knowledge, vocabulary, and understanding of a wide variety of subject matters – not just limited to the boundaries of the football field – that will allow me to be successful in any area of the industry”.