The University of Brighton was today unveiled as the new Official Higher Education Partner of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club.
The new partnership between the city’s largest university and its Premier League football club will build on existing collaborations through the university’s School of Sport and Service Management and School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences in the areas of sports science and medicine.
The new partnership will provide a platform for a range of activities, including potential research projects (including potential co-funding of PhD opportunities) and joint work on community programmes.
Martin Perry, Executive Director of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club said: “As a community-based football club our partnerships are hugely important to us. We are delighted to welcome the University of Brighton as our first Official Higher Education Partner. This is a fantastic partnership that will be of huge benefit to the city of Brighton and the wider area. We look forward to exploring the potential for many exciting projects with the university and its students and to further strengthening the ties between us.”
The announcement comes on the same day that Brighton & Hove Albion and the University of Brighton were named by the FA as one of ten new academies for the Women’s Premier League.