Burnley's College of Football Business nominated for awards
3:45pm Thursday 11th October 2012 in News
BURNLEY's football business college, based at Turf Moor, has been shortlisted for two major awards.
The UCFB College of Football Business, which opened its doors in September last year, has been shortlisted in the Football Business Awards and the Northwest Football Awards.
It offers BA (Hons) degrees in football business and finance, football business and media and football business and marketing, awarded in partnership with Bucks New University.
Philip Wilson, provost and chief executive of UCFB, said: “We’re delighted to find ourselves on the shortlists for these two awards. It comes at what is already a very busy and exciting time, with our second year intake of students embarking on their studies with us.
“We know we’re up against extremely tough opposition in both of these competitions, but being nominated is in itself a reflection of the enormous strides we have taken since first opening last September.
“It’s a credit to our staff and students, and to our partners at Burnley Football Club and Bucks New University, that we’ve come so far so quickly. Now the challenge is to build on this success to ensure that our students fulfil their potential.”
UCFB has been shortlisted for Sponsorship/Partnership of the Year and faces competition against Aston Villa with Macron, Manchester City with EA Sports, Brighton and Hove Albion with American Express, Circle Agency, Swindon Town with Samsung Electronics and Wolves with LaSer UK The winners will be announced at a gala dinner at Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea, on November 8.
The second leg of a possible double comes just four days later when UCFB with partners Burnley is among nominees in the Best Club Sponsorship Engagement/Partnership category in the Northwest Football Awards.
It faces tough competition from Manchester United with AON and Manchester City with EA Sports.
Prizes will be given at Lancashire County Cricket Club on Monday November 12, at a glittering event compered by BBC sports presenter Dan Walker.