MFPA: More opportunities offered in education for football players

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 12:32

Sihon Gauci

MFPA actively encourages players to seek out educational opportunities throughout their football career to ensure better prospects for their life after football. Because of this MFPA is collaborating with FIFPro and MCAST to provide an array of opportunities for its member players.

FIFPro in collaboration with Danish University USN has been offering a Sport Management programme leading to a Bachelor’s degree, since 2011. It has also recently launched a new global initiative with the University of Nicosia (UNIC), that will allow professional footballers to study either, Sport Management leading to a Bachelor’s degree, or a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). Both the degrees from USN and UNIC are online, allowing for the flexibility needed for a player’s hectic schedule.

MFPA is also working with MCAST to encourage players to enroll in one of the many courses on offer. Courses range from Level 1 Foundation Course up to Level 7 Master’s degree programmes, in fields such as Journalism, Engineering, Sports, ICT, and Accounts, to name a few.

MFPA calls on any player interested in furthering their education to contact the Association on or to call on 27135505.

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