College launch partnership with Sportifan and ISST, Pune

College launch partnership with Sportifan and ISST, Pune

New educational link-up in India announced with Leeds United College.

Leeds United College along with Sheffield FC Foundation have announced a new partnership with Sportifan Ventures Limited to help develop and market football and sports related educational courses in India.

Sportifan Ventures will work as a business intelligence partner to support both clubs with education opportunities in India. The organisation operates a sport business management consultancy, with expertise in management consultancy, procurement, portfolio management and sports tourism. This new relationship will enable the delivery of quality education to sport-enthusiasts in the Indian subcontinent.

To coincide with this new partnership, Leeds United College and the World's Oldest Football Club are also linking up with the Institute of Sport Science & Technology, Pune, India (ISST) as part of their Distance Education Programme.

Through the Distance Education programme students will be able to take part in a three-month course to achieve a certificate in Football Management and Coaching.

This programme with ISST, Pune has been designed by industry experts from the world of football to provide students with an opportunity to develop their passion for football in a coaching and management capacity to deal with the changing world of sports. The certificate will provide football enthusiasts, athletes and aspiring football managers with basic coaching tools and knowledge around management across the football spectrum.

Admissions are now open for the course, with video lectures available online once the enrolment process is completed.

For more information on the programme and to find out how you can apply, please click here.

If you have any queries please speak with a member of staff at the Leeds United College via


Yosuke Ideguchi