Wednesday 23 November 2016

Cobblers

Students from the University of Northampton will be taught a footballing lesson at the weekend.

Eighteen undergraduates from various degree courses will visit Northampton Town Football Club on Saturday, when the club host League One high fliers Bolton Wanderers.

The students will be at Sixfields stadium to assist match-day staff, as part of the University’s annual takeover day.

Duties will include looking after corporate guests; helping the club’s commercial department; assisting the stadium manager and producing photographs and video content for the club’s media department.

Mark Blaber, Employability & Enterprise Manager at the University, said: “We are grateful to Northampton Town FC for providing this wonderful opportunity for our students.

“Working in partnership with the Cobblers in this way allows our students to gain valuable experience in what it is like to work in the sports industry and experience the buzz of a match day. It will help them to develop their employability skills and contribute nicely to their CVs.”

The University has been the club’s principal partner since 2013, when it became the Cobblers’ main shirt sponsor – a deal which was renewed for a further three years in February.

The partnership means the University’s students can benefit from internships with the club, work experience and participate in the annual takeover days.

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