Lancashire Cricket renews partnership with UA92

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by Rachael Hesno

Lancashire Cricket and Emirates Old Trafford have renewed a partnership with University Academy 92 (UA92) in a three-year deal.

The deal will include Lancashire Cricket offering UA92 students work and learning opportunities across sports science, media, content, marketing, hospitality and events. Students will play a key role in specific projects at Emirates Old Trafford, offering valuable insights and experiences to bolster their higher education.

The media facilities at the stadium will be renamed the UA92 Player & Media Centre, providing awareness and branding across major events and media broadcasts. UA92’s graduation ceremonies, as well as a variety of other university events, will also be hosted at The Point, the Club’s conference and event facility.

UA92 is based opposite Emirates Old Trafford and is a higher education institution co-founded by the ‘Class of ’92’, which includes Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, and Phil Neville, and Lancaster University.

The University, which opened in 2019, is focused on making sure higher education is accessible to all through its founding principles of accessibility, social mobility and inclusivity. 

The initial partnership started in 2018, before the opening of UA92 and Lancashire Cricket helped to co-create the curriculum alongside other strategic partners.

Daniel Gidney, Chief Executive at Lancashire Cricket said: “We are really pleased to announce this expanded and renewed partnership with our neighbours at University Academy 92.

“It will be fantastic to offer UA92 students some unique and rare opportunities to work in the world of professional sport and we’re excited to help develop the next generation of sport, media and business graduates that are studying across the road from Emirates Old Trafford.

“I strongly believe that the long-term visions between the organisations align, and the team at Lancashire Cricket are all looking forward to working closely with UA92 over the next three years and beyond.”

Sara Prowse, CEO of UA92, added: “This elevated partnership is the perfect fit for UA92 as we continue our commitment to linking with strong, successful organisations across business and sport to provide high quality learning experiences which underpin our higher education programmes. Our students will benefit hugely from the insight that this world-renowned club can offer and will certainly be excited about the prospect of graduating at Emirates Old Trafford!

UA92 now joins the Club’s sponsors which includes global brands such as Emirates, Heineken, Hilton, and Kukri.

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