Ahead in Sport partner with MB consult

Exciting news for sports fans in Malta as Football and Education specialists Ahead in Sport partner with MB Consult to offer a ground-breaking online BSc (Hons) Applied Football Studies degree, delivered in conjunction with the University of Salford, England.

This three-year, virtual programme has been specifically designed for those who are currently, or aspiring to be, involved in the football industry.

From professional football players to those in player facing support roles, this course will be of interest to anyone who works, plays or volunteers in football across all levels of the game and provides a fantastic opportunity for those based in Malta to study for a world class degree and support the development of football in Malta and beyond.

Delivered online the BSc(Hons) Applied Football Studies reflects the wide range of opportunities within the football industry and provides a diverse and unique programme, combining learning in key areas such as leadership, talent development and psychology with practical business skills and an understanding of the interaction across various football departments.

This is a practical course which builds on individual experiences within the game and, by following a blended learning approach, learners are able to combine their studies with their existing football commitments or employment.

This exciting collaboration with MB Consult is part of Ahead in Sport’s commitment to developing global relationships with a range of prestigious organisations, such as the Steven Gerrard Academy (SGA).

The flagship SGA programme, based in his home city of Liverpool, England has become a hub site for players who are studying the BSc(Hons) Applied Football Studies degree alongside training and playing in a high-level player development programme.

As part of the programme they recently enjoyed an intimate Q&A session with Steven Gerrard himself, talking about the challenges being faced during Covid-19 and raising awareness of the impact on mental health.

With playing squads across the ages of U17-U23 there will be opportunities for Maltese students, teams and coaches to venture to Liverpool to share best practice while competing in showcase fixtures.

Joel Roberts – Director of Operations, Ahead In Sport

‘’Its unique and innovative delivery makes this programme accessible to those in Malta who are seeking to combine studying with their existing football commitments. Informed by research it reflects the ever-changing demands of the football industry and gives learners an opportunity to develop their passion for the game into a sustainable career.’’

Martin Borg – MB Consult

“In order to develop and sustain an optimal level of performance, human capital development is essential. It is therefore with great pleasure to collaborate with international partners in the football industry to offer educational opportunities for youth and professionals within the exciting world of football”

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