Thursday 30 June 2016
University receives a UEFA award nomination
Students secure AFC Bournemouth internships
Football Studies students Alex Burt and Rafael Citron have been awarded internships with Premier League club AFC Bournemouth. The students will work in the club's academy supporting youth development phase coaches, and will be working for the club whilst completing their degrees. Alex Burt said of his appointment: "The football coaching and psychology units on the degree allowed me to develop knowledge of what is required by players and teams to succeed in the elite levels of world football. Additionally, the University's link with Southampton FC provided me with the opportunity to practice coaching football, which has helped me to develop confidence in my coaching abilities. Having a year being employed as a football coach at a second Premier League club will look very good on my CV."
UEFA award nomination for University
Southampton Solent University has been nominated for the UEFA grassroots project of the year. The UEFA Grassroots Awards have recognised some of the best achievements in the European grassroots game since 2010, highlighting those individuals, clubs and projects that have made a real difference to people’s lives through football. UEFA believes that elite football cannot flourish without a healthy grassroots game, and the European body rewards excellence in the grassroots sector. Each nominee was recommended by the UEFA Grassroots Panel and the UEFA Development and Technical Assistance Committee, and nominations were ratified by the UEFA Executive Committee. The nomination reflects the commitment that Solent University football students make to a range of community projects and is a glowing endorsement of their hard work and commitment.
In this month's round-up we have updates from our graduates at Arsenal, Southampton and Watford, as well as an update from Garry Halsey who has secured a new role as elite delivery coordinator for the Football Association (FA).