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The Football University extend their sponsorship with Stanley

The Football University will support the club's brand new under-23 squad

6 November 2019

The Football University have extended their sponsorship agreement with Accrington Stanley for a further two years by increasing their sponsorship to support the club's brand new under-23 squad.

Stanley's new under-23s sponsor offer 1, 2 or 3 Year Higher Education programmes focusing on Coaching, Sports Exercise Science and Management.

Lectures are delivered in an inspirational environment and cemented by unique work experience and opportunities which are factored into the timetable and sit at the very heart of the offering.

They believe the students should be work ready upon graduation from their programmes, so what happens outside the classroom is just as important as what happens inside during a student's journey with them.

Students can also access a bursary towards their National Governing Body qualification (FA) while they are with The Football University in addition to their degree.

The Football University are now in their third year of operation, going from strength to strength and are delighted to extend their relationship with the club as an Academy partner.

Matt Graham, Senior Lecturer at The Football University said: "The opportunity that Accrington Stanley offer to The Football University programme is first class and a chance for the students to experience life as an Academy coach in an elite environment.

"The way in which Accrington have welcomed us with an open-door policy is a relationship that most universities don't have the privilege of, and is something that we are extremely grateful to them for.

"We look forward to benefiting from this long-term partnership for many years to come."

Daniel Bowerbank, Stanley's Commercial Manager added: "We are pleased to continue our growing partnership with The Football University within our Academy setup here at Accrington Stanley.

"As part of the agreement we will be able to offer their students the experience of being around an EPPP Category 3 Academy and to assist them with them gaining valuable on the job experience.

"It is great to announce that we can build another long-term relationship with The Football University and the ambitions of both parties go hand in hand."

If you are planning to pursue a career in coaching and would like to learn more about The Football University, please CLICK HERE.

For more sponsorship opportunities for our Youth and Academy system, please contact our Commercial team on 01254 356950 or by emailing

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