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28 November 2016

Students gain experience at Sixfieds

Eighteen undergraduates from various degree courses from the University of Northampton visited Northampton Town Football Club on Saturday, when the club hosted League One high fliers Bolton Wanderers.

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

Duties included 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 matchday. 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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