The main goal of IFBI’s Postgraduate course is to give young professionals the ability to enter the football business industry. For most of its students, this path starts with an internship at a football club, football association or other related organisation. SoccerLab will play an important role in identifying potential internship clubs and linking them to individual students.
SoccerLab is all about measuring and improving performance. It offers football clubs a single big data solution to get better insights into any department within the club. Football clubs can subscribe to SoccerLab’s digital platform and customized data services, delivering core data and video analysis of players, clubs, teams and competitions. Amongst its customers you can find top clubs such as AEK Athens, Bayer Leverkusen, PSV and LA Galaxy.
Apart from creating student internships and marketing collaboration, this new partnership focuses on content sharing. Throughout the academic year, IFBI will promote the activities of SoccerLab, and vice versa. SoccerLAB also has the opportunity to attend guest lectureships, to participate at IFBI Experience Tours and to get in-field consultancy on football business related topics.
“The partnership with SoccerLAB creates new options to kickstart the our alumni’s careers in the football business, and to help them grow their network”, says Simon Van Kerckhoven, Founder and CEO of IFBI. “On the other hand, through our in-field knowledge of the football industry, we can help SoccerLAB to grow their business and to reach a new relevant audience.”
This partnership is the second one to be announced in 2019, following an academic partnership with the European Multiclub Sports Association (EMCA) which also includes a new internship possibility for IFBI students. More partnerships to come, as we keep on focusing on building our professional network and launching our graduates in the football industry. Stay tuned on our blog.