The University of Bedfordshire has been announced as the Official Education Partner of Luton Town Football Club following a partnership extension.
The extension agreement will see the University and the English professional football club work together to offer “excellent career development opportunities and work experience for students studying on sports-related courses such as Sport & Exercise Science and Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation, as well as other course areas including Business and Sports Journalism”.
The deal will also see University of Bedfordshire students stand a chance to go on field trips to the Luton Town training ground, win match tickets, and get an insight about the behind-the-scenes workings of a Premier League club.
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Chris Bell, Commercial Director, Luton Town FC, commented:
“It’s a really exciting time to expand the long and strong relationship between the Club and the University of Bedfordshire. We will be able to offer amazing experiences to students and staff to develop within a truly unique environment. We have a number of University of Beds alumni currently working for the Club in different areas of the Club. As the Club continues to grow and develop with Power Court on the horizon this is a perfect time to deepen our excellent relationship with the University of Bedfordshire.“
Adrian Dutch, Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Bedfordshire, said:
“We are extremely excited and proud to be partnering with Luton Town Football Club to deliver this new educational programme that puts students right at the heart of the partnership. As two local cornerstone institutions, the University has enjoyed a great relationship with the Club for more than ten years and we are looking forward to building on this association as we launch a range of new opportunities and initiatives to enhance the student learning experience.”