The Football Industry Uncovered: How to Make a Career in Sports

A seminar as part of the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Public Seminar Series.

Lecture Theatre B34
Malet Street Building
Birkbeck College
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

Monday 14th November 2016 at 6pm

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Attendance at the event is free but you need TO REGISTER.


Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, in collaboration with Birkbeck Talent – Birkbeck’s professional recruitment service linking employers with Birkbeck students and graduates – has organised this roundtable event to explore the topic of career opportunities and development within the sport industry. By organising the event, the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre continues to support career networking for our students and alumni aimed at expanding opportunities for career progression in the sport sector.

The main objective of this event is to provide an overview of what it means to break into the sports industry and how to manage your career and expectations. The event is structured around presentations by four keynote speakers: Leon Anderson (Wasserman Media Group); Daniel Sheridan (Sheridans LLP); Hugo Scheckter (Southampton FC); and Ehsen Shah (The Integrity Club). Each speaker  will briefly describe their career journeys – their background, how they started in the industry, how their careers have progressed – providing an overview of their organisations, the opportunities within and what their current roles entail. The event will then proceed to a Question & Answer discussion between the audience and the speakers.

Speaker Biographies

Leon Anderson

Leon Anderson is a football executive with Wasserman Media Group (WMG). Founded in 2002 with roots in sports and entertainment, WMG are an agency not just of advisors, but creators, developers, influencers and innovators working across sectors. Prior to Wasserman, Leon began his career with Reading Football Club before going on to work with Sheffield Wednesday and Base Soccer Agency as a Football Consultant.

Daniel Geey

Daniel‎ Geey is a Partner and sports lawyer at Sheridans. Daniel’s practice focuses principally on helping clients in the sports sector, including rights holders, leagues, governing bodies, associations, clubs, agencies, athletes, sports technology and esports companies, broadcasters and financial institutions. He advises clients on regulatory matters, dispute resolution, as well as competition law, commercial and broadcasting issues in a range of sports including football, tennis, rugby, cricket, boxing, basketball, athletics and gymnastics.

Hugo Scheckter

Hugo Scheckter is the Player/Team Liaison Officer Southampton FC and acts as the primary contact for the club’s first team players and coaching staff. With a degree in Business Administration & Sports Management, alongside his experience working with Southampton and Indy Eleven, Hugo has developed a comprehensive understanding and respect for the dedication, flexibility and work ethic needed to succeed within the sports industry; driven by his want for continual improvement and progress, and his passion for football.

Ehsen Shah

Ehsen Shah is an integral part of digital and commercial agency the Integrity Club. Ehsen began his career working at a global online agency within the marketing department assigned to manage large brand accounts such as Nike, Adidas, G-Star and Pandora on international commercial activation. Now a Director at The Integrity Club, Ehsen works on developing footballer’s profiles in order to provide strategic commercial partnership opportunities.

Seminar Series Details

For further details on this seminar series contact:

Sean Hamil
Department of Management
Birkbeck College
Malet Street

Tel: 020 7631 6763


Twitter: @Birkbecksport



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