University scores another year working in partnership with Wolves
The University of Wolverhampton and Wolves have extended their partnership for the ninth year as they continue to work together to help build opportunities for students.
The University has been a long-standing partner of Wolves and is proud to become kit sponsor for club’s esports team and training kit sponsor for the women’s first-team this year. The University will also continue to work with the club to offer placements to students, allowing them to gain vital experience at the start of their careers.
Since the launch of the partnership, Wolves have provided a number of unique experiences for hundreds of students including work placements leading to full-time roles, stadium tours, and play-on-the-pitch experiences at Molineux.
The University and Wolves also worked together to host the first live esports event to take place in the city which was held at the university’s Arena Theatre and continue to host training camps for the Wolves esports team at the University’s brand-new screen school. Following this, international students also had the exclusive opportunity to work with Wolves to extend esports reach in India.
In addition, Wolves’ football development department is currently working with the University’s thriving sports programmes providing dozens of students with coaching pathways from local grassroots opportunities to elite international work.
Tim Steele, Pro Vice-Chancellor International and Regional Development at the University said: “We are delighted to be continuing our long-standing partnership with Wolves and are also incredibly proud to be the training kit sponsor for the Women’s team, showcasing our continued support for the future of women’s football.
“Our partnership continues to go from strength to strength providing unique opportunities for all our students both in the UK and for those studying our degrees overseas to gain valuable experience working across different departments at the Club.
“Both the club and the University have significant international ambitions and this partnership is helping put Wolverhampton on the world map.”
Amanda West, Head of the School of Sport, at the University said: “I’m very proud to be continuing our partnership with Wolverhampton Wanderers. Our partnership reflects our shared commitment to work together to capitalise on the power of higher education and football, to strengthen and support communities across the city. I look forward to working with Wolves to make way for exciting and beneficial opportunities for our students.”
Russell Jones, Wolves’ general manager of marketing and commercial growth, said: “We are so pleased to be continuing our long-standing partnership with the University of Wolverhampton.
“As the two major organisations carrying the city’s name, it’s incredibly important for us to be progressive, joined-up and supporting the bigger vision of the city. We both believe wholeheartedly in driving international visibility, nurturing young talent, and developing the local economy.
“We have been working closely together for many years, enabling the University to reach a global audience and enrich opportunities for local students.
“Working with Podar World College in Mumbai - one of the University’s international partners – has been a particular highlight in growing our international footprint. Led by University lecturers, the college has incubated a number of initiatives for the club, including launching the first official Wolves supporter club in India.
“The University’s investment in the new screen school has also provided a perfect catalyst for the club’s esports and media teams to create world-class content and provide real-life work experience for students.
“From football coaching students to journalism and research students, there is a range of experiences to support students to kick-start their careers and I look forward to supporting more passionate students in the year ahead.”
Jodie Pitt, proud Wolves supporter and second-year Football Coaching and Performance student at the University said: “As a student, it’s a fantastic opportunity to have our university partner with the local club.
“When I looked to transfer from my previous University, there was a world of differences between the opportunities available there compared to the University of Wolverhampton.
“So many students on my course have a link with Wolves whether that’s through coaching or analysis and it’s great to see Wolves offering a range of placements to benefit students across the University.
“I’d love to be part of what makes a football club successful and knowing there are opportunities to do that through the partnership is amazing.”
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