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Interview two for Jobs in Football’s Education Hub and I was lucky to have the opportunity to speak with an industry professional with over twenty years’ experience in Sports Marketing. Step forward Dan Parr , InSport Education’ s Commercial Director. Boasting an impressive team of professionals within their faculty, including Lord Colin Moynihan and Dame Heather Rabbatts, InSport Education provides a high-quality...
When this new Jobs In Football project was first proposed, I was of course excited to be given an opportunity to be a part of it. After then learning it was to interview industry professionals from the world of football education , I couldn’t wait to get started. As somebody with a deep interest in all things football, I knew that, much like the Career Insights Project I’d previously worked on, I would be speaking with and...
As an avid Spurs fan and Co-Founder/Co-Chair of Tottenham Hotspur’s official LGBTQ+ supporters’ group (Proud Lilywhites), Chris Paouros is passionate about ensuring football is a safe and welcoming environment for all. In holding further positions in the football industry, such as a Trustee for Kick it Out, Board Member at the Football Supporters Association and Inclusion Advisory Board Member for the FA, Chris’ knowledge...
Faye Carruthers – television and radio sports broadcaster - always had an ambition to work within the sports industry. After fuelling her passion for football throughout the 1990 World Cup, Faye’s love of the sport continued to grow and her hard work, determination and passion has led her to achieve a successful career in a demanding and competitive industry. In this interview, Faye speaks to Sascha about her career thus far,...
Will Leversuch began his career in the football industry as a HR intern at West Ham United Football Club. After successfully completing two internships and working in a full-time capacity as a HR Coordinator, Will left the club to pursue a football administration role with the FA. Having gained experience in managing complex administration tasks in transfer windows, to assisting in developing the women’s professional game,...
From working with industry professionals such as Gareth Southgate and Dean Smith, to discussing all things football on the Kelly and Wrighty Show, Michael Caulfield is a well-known figure in the area of Sports Psychology. In this Jobs in Football interview, Michael talks to Sascha about his experiences of working in the football industry, including why management style is so important to a player’s development, how Covid-19 has taken...
Ornella Desirée Bellia   is the Head of Professional Football at FIFA . With an impressive academic background, significant experience in Sports Law and knowledge of several languages, Ornella’s hard work, passion and skillset has guided her through an already impressive career path. In this Jobs in Football interview, Ornella shares details of some of her experiences of working in the football industry, from...
Kasper Kronenberg is the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of offthepitch.com , a digital business providing football business journalism and football finance intelligence. Publishing industry stories from across Europe, Kasper is proud to say that offthepitch.com targets a quality over quantity approach to news reporting. With his extensive experience in business journalism , combined with a passion for the football industry, Kasper -...
With a strong background in consultancy, Monique Choudhuri's work for statistical analysis company Smartodds, ultimately led her career pathway to Brentford FC . Now a board member for The Bees, Monique fulfils the roles of Board Champion for diversity and inclusion and Board Sponsor for leadership and organisational development. Her passion for achieving equality within the football industry (and beyond), coupled with her extensive...
Passion and persistence are two words that Sally uses when describing her career path in the football industry. Growing up in England as an avid Brighton and Hove Albion supporter, Sally always had a dream to work within the sport she loves. After being awarded an academic scholarship in 2007, to study a Masters in Business (Sport Management), Sally moved to Australia and embarked on her pursuit of a career in the football industry. While...
Mark Kelly is the Managing Director of Bristol Sport Ltd and Ashton Gate Ltd, overseeing the 'off the pitch' operations for Bristol City FC, Bristol Bears and Bristol Flyers. With football, rugby and basketball to contend with, Mark's role is busy, complex and thoroughly enjoyable. In this interview, Mark shares details of how his role works for Bristol City FC, including how he manages the operational set-up on matchdays, the development...
Mannie Neville is the Resourcing and Talent Manager for The Football Association (FA). With both extensive experience and knowledge in recruitment, lifelong football fan Mannie transferred his skills to the football industry, joining the FA in November 2018. From explaining the importance of data during the recruitment process, to sharing details of the FA's new diversity code - The Football Leadership Diversity Code - Mannie's interview is...