The Birkbeck Sport Business Centre is a dedicated research centre of Birkbeck, University of London. We bring together international experts in sport management to deliver high quality research.

As a respected academic research centre, we provide consultancy to many organisations involved in the business of sport. Our members also appear in leading academic journals and conferences.

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  • Birkbeck Sport Business Entrepreneur Brings American Football to the UK

    Birkbeck MSc Sport Management & the Business of Football student Faz Hossenally recently held a celebration event to mark the completion of the Fam First Foundation 12-week programme, which was delivered by her new business venture FloRéal Sports at Eastlea Community School in Newham.
  • ‘Good Lads’ BSBC welcomes Dr Schlomit Guy for its second public seminar of 2016/17

    Birkbeck welcomed Dr Schlomit Guy, author of ‘Good Lads Play Football: A Year Visit At The Chelsea And Arsenal Academies’, on the 17th October for the second seminar in the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre’s public seminar series.
  • Play Hard and Play Fair: The State of Rugby Union on the 30th Anniversary of the 1987 Rugby World Cup Final

    The 20th of June 2017 was the 30th anniversary of the first Rugby Union World Cup Final which saw New Zealand defeat France by 29-9. Since then Rugby Union has developed to become virtually unrecognisable from the sport it was on that day.
  • Strategy Development in the Badminton World Federation (BWF)

    In late 2014 the BWF Council set up a formal process to review performance against the KPIs the organisation had set for itself over the 2012 – 2016 period.
  • The impact of the Voluntary Code of Governance

    Dr Geoff Walters and Dr Richard Tacon recently completed a report on behalf of the Sport and Recreation Alliance looking at the impact of the Voluntary Code of Governance for the Sport and Recreation Sector.


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