Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher has tweeted that Sky have partnered with the University of Liverpool and Kick It Out to offer scholarships.

The new Football Industries MBA in 2022/23 will be open for four students.

It is part of Sky UK’s 3-year partnership with anti-racism organisation Kick It Out.

The Football Industries MBA course focuses on the management positions in modern sport.

It focuses on professionalism and the business behind the sport of football.

The scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition fees which equates to £25,000 per year, alongside fully funding the students’ course.

Denise Peart, Chief Talent and Diversity and Inclusion Officer, is delighted with the partnership.

She said: “Our partnership with Kick it Out continues to go from strength to strength as we build the talent pipeline for the future of football.

“Sky has made a commitment to be a force for positive change and the Kick It Out Scholarship – the first of its kind – is yet another indication that our commitment to diversity and inclusion goes beyond the pitch into the footballing business.”

Kick It Out also believe this partnership ties in well with their values.

CEO Tony Burnett said: “Football needs institutional change if it is to become a sport and an industry that is truly equal and inclusive.

“Representation at the senior level is an essential part of this change, as it creates an environment where ideas are varied, perspectives are diverse, and everyone feels valued.”

Colm Hand, a final year Football Industries MBA student, said: “The financial support would be of huge benefit to any student looking to join the next intake on the course.

“By having such backing, the student would be able to immerse themselves into the learning and extra-curricular activities without potentially having to work during the course of the year.

“A number of the assignments are industry focused and having an association with both Kick It Out and Sky would help provide opportunities to work alongside the organisations.

“If the scholarship been available to me before I joined, I would not have hesitated in applying.”

The deadline for applications is Sunday 1st May 2022.

A panel from the University of Liverpool and Sky will assess applications and draw up a shortlist.

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