The University of Derby and Mickleover Sports Club will celebrate the success of their new partnership this evening, ahead of the club’s match against Sutton Coldfield.
Hari Punchihewa, Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director at the University of Derby, will be joined by Sally Akehurst, Head of Life Sciences and John McGrath, First Team Manager for Mickleover for a pre-match presentation. They’ll also be joined by Sport Management student Frank Tweneboa.
The partnership will see Sport Management students from the University’s College of Life and Natural Science help to create a marketing and media department at Mickleover Sports Club for the 2017-18 season, including setting up a YouTube channel and using social media channels to promote the club.
Students will also be tasked with planning and delivering an Equality and Diversity event to contribute to achieving the club’s inclusion strategy.
Speaking about the partnership, Hari Punchihewa said: “We are delighted to be supporting this work. It is a great example of the outstanding learning opportunities available to our students and the shows the impact we are having on the communities we serve”.
Mickleover Sports chairman Don Amott added: “We are delighted with our Partnership with Derby University. The grant gives us even more opportunity to engage with the students”.