FIMBA TASTER SERIES

FOOTBALL INDUSTRY MBA-UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL


Our co-founder Gary Ireland is a graduate of FIMBA with a dissertation on Cost-Benefit Analysis of Liverpool FC, Inter Milan & Chicago Fire Academies, and studied there while coaching at the Liverpool FC Academy. Gary will lead tour participants of a tour of FIMBA where tour participants will meet with current and founding FIMBA professors and directors as well as learn about FIMBA and visit a FIMBA class. Tour participants will receive 'taster' FIMBA Modules customized by and for SBC, delivered by senior management and Univeristy of Liverpool management professors: 


  • Becoming a Football Executive 
  • Football Economics & Analytics
  • International Football Industry, Leadership, Management & Organization
  • Marketing & Supply Chain Management
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Strategy & Organization
  • Football & Finance
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • International Business & the Global Environment\
  • Sport & Law
  • Sports Operations Management


FIMBA is at the centre of one of the best existing global networks in the football industry. Based in Liverpool, one of the worlds hotbeds of football, home to 6 time European Champions Liverpool FC and rival EPL club Everton FC and only 30 miles from rivals Manchester City and Manchester United, FIMBA is the original, and still the only, Football Industries MBA. Created by Professor. Rogan Taylor author of 'Puskas on Puskas' and Professor Rory Miller, FIMBA is a 12 module/12-month full-time program for those interested in working in the global football industry with clubs, governing bodies or related marketing, media and sponsorship companies with a real business focus that management positions in modern sport demand, focusing on the professionalism and business of football. It is ranked amongst the top 100 MBA programs in the world and one of only 15 UK based MBA programs to feature in The Economist top 100 global ranking. FIMBA is named as one of the top 40 sports courses in the world, and the top-ranked sports MBA in the UK by the SportBusiness Postgraduate Course Ranking and achieved Tier 1 Status in CEO Magazine’s 2018 European MBA Rankings. 


FIMBA alumni works with football/sports clubs, governing bodies, media and commercial organizations in Europe, Asia, Oceania, the Americas and Africa with over 600 graduates working in senior positions in the global football industry: FIFA. MLS, UEFA, AEG Europe, AFC. The English Football League, Scottish Professional Football League, Chinese FA, FA of Wales, Irish FA, Latvian FA, Korean FA, Japan FA, Swiss FA, FA of Norway, the Professional Footballers Association. Manchester City, Celtic, Liverpool, Santos Laguna, BATE Borisov, Bayern Munich, FC Seoul, FC Colo-Colo, Gremio FBPA, Nike, Adidas, Octagon, European Broadcasting Union, Rugby Football Union, England Netball, NBA, IMG, Sport5, Lagardere, ESPN-Brazil, Octagon, Traffic, UFA, Zone Marketing, SportFive, The Financial Times; Deloitte Britain/Brazil. Graduates have also Founders of "Leaders in Football'; Soccerex

Watch live epl, wpl & academy matches

- Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspurs (Premier League)

- Liverpool FC v Everton FC (Premier League)

- Professional Academy games

- Womens Professional game

JOIN US ON THIS ONE OF A KIND, NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE UNIQUE FOOTBALL CULTURAL TOUR TO ONE OF THE HOTBEDS OF INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL, HOME OF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AND ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS. PARTICIPANTS WILL ENJOY THE THRILL OF LIVE GAMES, WATCH YOUTH ACADEMY TRAINING AND GAMES, MEET ACADEMY STAFF, MEET EXECUTIVES FROM PROFESSIONAL CLUBS. WATCH WOMENS GAMES STADIUM TOURS, MEET EXECUTIVES FROM PROFESSIONAL CLUBS. PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE FOOTBALL INDUSTRIES FIMBA SPEAKER 'TASTER; TALKS FROM ONE OF THE TOP FOOTBALL MBA BUSINESS PROGRAMS IN THE WORLD, AS WELL AS LEARN HOW CLUBS AND ACADEMIES ARE OPERATED. EXTENSIVE SIGHTSEEING AND CULTURAL ELEMENTS ARE INCLUDED.  

 

  • VISIT ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL REGIONS IN THE HISTORY OF WORLD FOOTBALL
  • HISTORICAL CULTURAL TOURS- SIGHTSEEING: PREMIUM ACCOMMODATION & GROUND TRANSPORTATION 
  • WATCH PROFESSIONAL MENS & WOMENS GAMES- HOSPITALITY/VIP SEATING
  • WATCH PROFESSIONAL RESERVE TEAM GAMES 
  • VISIT PROFESSIONAL YOUTH ACADEMIES LIVERPOOL FC, EVERTON FC, MANCHESTER UNITED
  • WATCH BOYS & GIRLS YOUTH ACADEMY TRAINING & MATCHES 
  • MEET FIRST TEAM ACADEMY & COACHING STAFF
  • ANFIELD, GOODISON PARK, OLD TRAFFORD, ETIHAD STADIUM TOURS
  • FIMBA LECTURES ON HISTORY & CULTURE OF LIVERPOOL & NW ENGLAND
  • SEMINAR ON FOOTBALL ACADEMIES: CREATING, MANAGING & ASSESSING ACADEMIES 
  • MEET & NETWORK WITH FIMBA & PROFESSIONAL CLUB EXECUTIVES & MANAGEMENT
  • VISIT DEOLITTE & TOUCHE-producers of Annual Review of Football Finance 2019
  • ​MEET PRO CLUBS FOOTBALL IN THE COMMUNITY/GRASSROOTS & FOUNDATIONS

Limited Spaces Available-Invitation Only-Contact info@soccerbookconsulting.com or call 650-387 4128 for information 

HIGH CONCENTRATION OF PROFESSIONAL CLUBS


Liverpool FC (Mens & Womens), Everton FC (Mens & Womens), Manchester United (Mens & Womens), Manchester City (Mens & Womens), Tranmere Rovers, Bury FC, Rochdale Rovers, Blackburn Rovers, Burnley FC, Wigan Athletic, Preston North End, Oldham Athletic, Bolton Wanderers, Blackpool FC, Stockport County all within 50 miles of each other. 















  SPEAKER SERIES: 

creating-MANAGING-ASSESSING FOOTBALL ACADEMIES 


John is one of the most respected and experienced youth coaches and academy assessors in football. He spent 18 years at Liverpool FC as Academy Manager & U18 & U19 coach, winning FA Youth Cup 2 times and 7 years with Doublepass where he assessed over 200 English Premier League & Football League clubs and MLS Academies & US Soccer Development Academies evaluating & ranking Academies into 4 categories in order to positively impact the development of home-grown talent. At Liverpool FC John coached many legendary players through their youth careers such as: European Footballer of the Year & England player Michael Owen, European Champions League and England captain Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher. Steve MacManaman and Robbie Fowler. John was England U16 Manager/Coach, England 'C' Team Manager where he coached Wes Brown, Joe Cole and others.  John will present multiple micro-lectures including Q&A on the following topics, and more. 


  • Cost-Benefit of Football Academies
  • Past-Present-Future Purpose: The history and future of football Academies 
  • Function of Academies: Community work; raising awareness for charity partners, brand building
  • Practical, Regulatory, Legal Issue Regarding: Recruiting, Retaining and Releasing Players: Government, FIFA, EPL, FA Rules, Laws impacting player recruiting and retention
  • Impact of Brexit. attracting and retaining international talent and impact on home grown talent 
  • Impact of First team playing style & approach on Academy player and team development 
  • Principles of Play-Systems of Play-Formations & Styles-Session Planning 
  • The Premier League plan & audit process for Academies (EPPP) 
  • Sports Psychology for Football; Creating the Right Atmosphere; Guidance for parents


DRAFT VERSION - NOT FOR CIRCULATION 


DATES
TOUR DETAILS
Sat. Nov30

Depart San Francisco mid afternoon 



Sun. Dec 1

Arrive Manchester.

Watch Womens Pro Game (schedule tbd)

Watch U9/11/13 or 10/12/14 Academy games (schedule tbd)



Mon. Dec 2

8 am-Liverpool City Tour

10 am-2 pm-Lecture at University of Liverpool- Football Industries FIMBA 'Tasters' 

Afternoon Visit LFC/EFC Academies



Tues.Dec 3

8 am Visit LFC/EFC & other Academies

10 am-2 pm- Lecture at University of Liverpool- Football Industries FIMBA 'Tasters' 

4:00 pm-Leave Liverpool for Manchester

6:00 pm Arrive Old Trafford Stadium-Dinner at Stadium

8 pm Manchester Utd v Spurs EPL match

11:30 pm-Return to Liverpool 



Wed Dec 4

8 am Liverpool City Tour

10 am-2 pm-Lecture at University of Liverpool- Academy Management Lecture 

Afternoon visit to Academies

6:00 pm arrive at Anfield Stadium- Dinner at Stadium

8 pm Liverpool v Everton EPL match

11 pm- Return to hotel 



Thrs Dec 5 

Leave for Liverpool for Manchester Airport 7 am.

Depart Manchester- Arrive San Francisco early afternoon 




WOMENS FOOTBALL CLUBS & ACADEMY visits


Our co-founder Carine Ireland leads our womens football element. A former player for Liverpool FC in 2003 and rostered on Stanford University squad, Stanford University and UCLA Anderson School of Management graduate Carine has been coaching girls and womens players for many years from grassroots to international and professional players and has been managing teams and clubs for the past 15 years. Carine has led over 100 tours for groups of 20-100 persons for 15 years. Tour participants will explore the history of the birth of womens football and meet key people in clubs and at the University of Liverpool in supporting the growth of womens football Participants will watch a womens professional team play, watch practice sessions, visit stadiums and youth academies at the womens teams of Liverpool FC Manchester City, Manchester United, Preston Ladies F.C. The Northwest of England is considered the birthplace of womens professional football and the first international match was played in the region. Preston-based Dick Kerr’s Ladies team regularly played in front of 20-50,000 audiences in the early part of last century. Less than a year after a match played before 53,000 fans at Everton's Goodison Park, the 'Dick Kerr Ladies', as well as all the other women's teams in England, lost their official recognition by the FA and womens football went into post war decline., however, the past 5 years the popularity of womens football has gained increasing popularity. The NW region is home to several top tier womens teams. Everton Ladies who have won the Premier League once & Premier League Cup once & FA Women's Cup twice and Liverpool Ladies who have won the FA Women's Super League twice and Manchester City who have won the FA Women's Cup 2 x FA Women's Super League once. 

MENS FOOTBALL CLUBS & ACADEMY VISITS


Participants will visit stadiums and youth academies of Liverpool FC renowned for developing Michael Owen (European Footballer of Year), Steven Gerrard (England Captain), Jamie Carragher, Steve MacManaman and Robbie Fowler & Everton FC (Wayne Rooney), Manchester United (Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Marcus Rashford, Ryan Giggs, Bobby Charlton, Mark Hughes), Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers, Tranmere Rovers and Blackburn Rovers. During the visit participants will meet coaches and officials of the clubs as well as tour the club museum and trophy rooms


THE 'MERSEYWIDE' FOOTBALL TOUR


LIVERPOOL-merseyside-northwest England

Saturday-November 30 - Thursday-December 5, 2019



LIVERPOOL VS. MANCHESTER rivalry


Liverpool FC and Everton FC have won 6 UEFA Champions Leagues, 27 Premier League First Division/Premier League League titles, 12 FA Cups, 4 UEFA Cups, 3 UEFA Super Cups, 0 League Cups, 15 FA Community Shields and 1 Football League Super Cup. Past and previous players include: Steve McManaman, Peter Beardsley, Fernando Torres, Ian St John. Michael Owen, Jamie Carragher, Kevin Keegan, Alan Hansen, Robbie Fowler, Luiz Suarez, Ian Rush, John Barnes, Graeme Souness, Kenny Dalglish, Steven Gerrard. Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, James Milner,  Dixie Dean, Gary Lineker, Wayne Rooney, Tim Cahill while Manchester United & Manchester City have won 3 UEFA Champions League 26 League First Division/Premier League 18 FA Cups; 11 League Cups, 26 FA Community Shields;1 UEFA Europa League; 2 UEFA Cup Winners'Cup; 1 UEFA Super Cup; 1 Intercontinental Cup; 1 FIFA Club World Cup. Past and previous players include: Bryan Robson, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Wayne Rooney, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Bobby Charlton, George Best, Mark Hughes, Andy Cole, Ruud Van Nisteleroy, Nicky Butt Edwin Van Der Saar, Duncan Edwards. Robin Van Persie, Carlos Tevez, Dennis Law, Peter Schmeichel, Norman Whiteside, Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure, Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne 

Liverpool & MERSEYSIDE 


A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, the City of Liverpool has world-class tourist attractions, with more museums and galleries anywhere outside of London including a Tate Liverpool Gallery. Liverpool is home of current European Champions Liverpool F.C. and boasts one of oldest and closest rivalries in world football with neighboring EPL club Everton FC 1km away. It is known worldwide as the birthplace of The Beatles and the Merseybeat. Liverpool was once the gateway to the Americas and the surrounding region is rich in history and has the Oldest China town in Europe. Liverpool has a vast maritime history, having once been the largest docks in the world, now renovated. The 'Titanic' was licensed in Liverpool and its captain was from Liverpool and boasts the Merseyside Maritime Museum. The Liverpool and Manchester Railway was the world's first passenger inter-city railway and the Manchester Liverpool Rd. railway station is the world's oldest surviving railway station. Visit the Beatles Story Museum at the Albert Dock and the famous The Cavern Club where the 'Fab 4' started.


northwest england


The North West of England encompasses the Lake District, Merseyside and Greater Manchester. It is the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The famous War of the Roses between the House of Lancaster & House of York happened here. It is considered Englands historical 'Silicon Valley' after The University of Manchester built the world's first programmable computer and the first commercially available computer created by Liverpool born Sebastian de Ferranti. The worlds first commercial railway service was between Liverpool and Manchester and the region is a celebrated center for the music and the arts, media, and higher education. The atom was split by New Zealander in Manchester and the region is home to several of the worlds top football clubs: Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Everton FC as well the origins of the sport of Rugby League. It is home to the The National Football Museum.