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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...
Matthew Silvester is the Head of Ticketing, Memberships and Hospitality at Southampton Football Club , a role which he started in March 2020, having been at the club since the latter part of 2018. In this interview, Matthew talks to Sascha about his experiences with stadium moves at both Arsenal and West Ham, implementing a new ticketing system with Southampton during the pandemic; his excitement at getting to grips with his role...
Paula  Watson is Director of Operations at Bradford City FC . Working for the club she has supported since childhood,  Paula  has such passion for Bradford City Football Club, her role and the community. With knowledge in many areas of football operations and spending much of her time spinning various plates,  Paula  is set to continue on her incredible career path that has seen her grow from a volunteer to a...
Joe Manns is the First Team Recruitment Coordinator for Reading Football Club . With a passion for coaching, Joe combines his full-time role with a position in the Girls’ Academy; coaching an U12’s and U14’s team on a part-time basis. His love for working in football has also led him to coach in both America and South Africa, with the latter, an opportunity he experienced at just 19 years old. Having adapted to a new way...
Fleur Robinson is the Commercial Director at Burton Albion Football Club. With over 24 years’ experience with the Brewers, as well as fulfilling other senior positions in football - such as a Council Member for the FA - Fleur has a wealth of experience. In this interview, Fleur shares details of her experiences in working in football, including her varied roles at Burton Albion, her enthusiasm for the Burton Albion Community Trust and...
1) Failure to position yourself A CV is like a shop window. You are trying to encourage potential employers to take a closer look and find out what you have to offer. Think of this like a value proposition. How can you make your Football CV more appealing? Kick-off your CV with a profile or summary of your career highlights in three or four bullet points so they stand-out and really grab the reader's attention.   2) No...