04/06

MIP 2 - Session 3

04/06/2018
Format and regulation of competitions- Discover the third session of the UEFA MIP
 
The third session of the UEFA MIP, dedicated to Format and regulation of competitions took place from 26 to 29 March 2018 in London.
 
Directed by Sean Hamil, professor and director at Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, the objective of this session was to explain the complexity and diversity of the sports system and its stakeholder environment and how this influences the design, governance and regulation of competitions.
 
The four days of this session were hosted by the following venues:
 
  • London Stadium (West Ham United)
  • The Arsenal Emirates Stadium
  • Tower Room, London & Partners
  • Chelsea FC Stamford Bridge
 
The week started at London Stadium (West Ham United) with a presentation by Tim Pawlowski, professor of sport economics at the University of Tübingen, who introduced the participants to the different ways of organising competitions.
After this introduction, the participants had the opportunity to learn about the key principles of successful club and national competition design, using illustrative case studies conducted by Stéphane Anelmo, senior manager, strategic development of club competitions at UEFA and Lance Kelly, head of national competitions at UEFA.
 
At the London Stadium: presentation about the different ways
of organising competitions by Tim Pawlowski.
 
 
On Tuesday, the participants had the opportunity to discuss about the financial sustainability environment for English Football League clubs; the application of a domestic club licensing system and the UEFA financial fair play system with highly qualified experts such as James Mathie (club development manager at Supporters Direct), Nick Igoe (consultant for Supporters Direct), Jan Peter Dogge (licencing manager at KNVB) and Pablo Rodriguez (head of financial monitoring and compliance financial sustainability-club licensing and financial fair play, UEFA).
 
At The Arsenal Emirates Stadium: Presentation about the application
of a domestic licensing system – the case of Dutch football by Jan Peter Dogge.
 
 
The Wednesday session was held at London & Partners offices where participants acquired a better understanding of the FIFA transfer matching system and the operations of the international player transfer market thanks the presentation conducted by Omar Ongaro, football regulatory director at FIFA.
The regulation of the international player transfer market was presented by both the players’ union and the club association perspective with speakers such as Roy Vermeer, legal director, division Europe at FIFPro and Vitus Derungs, member of the European Club Association’s legal advisory panel.
 
During the afternoon a case study exercise has been organised by Sean Hamil, professor and director of Birkbeck Sport Business centre. This group work session allowed to participants to discuss the future of the international transfer market following the Neymar transfer.
The day ended with a Facebook office tour followed by a dinner at Iberica restaurant.
 
At Tower Room, London & Partners: Case study-
The future of the international transfer market following the Neymar transfer.
 
 
The last day of the session took place at Chelsea FC Stamford Bridge Stadium and was dedicated to Women’s football with the following prestigious speakers: Nadine Kessler (head of women’s football, UEFA), Bianca Rech (sporting director, youth and women’s football department at FC Bayern München and UEFA MIP I alumnus) and Bruno Cheyrou (general manager, women’s department, Paris Saint-Germain FC and UEFA MIP I alumnus). They explained the context of the recent development of women’s football and presented its critical success factors.
 
At Chelsea FC Stamford Bridge Stadium: Effective club management in an elite women’s club competition
by Bianca Rech, sporting director, youth and women’s football department at FC Bayern München and UEFA MIP I alumnus.
 
 
The last speech of the session was delivered by William Bush, executive director of The Premier League. He presented and illustrated the organisation and structure of England’s Premier League.
 
Thanks for all the speakers and venues for their outstanding collaboration!!
 
The next UEFA MIP session will take place in Barcelona from 28 May to 1 June 2018.
 
At London Stadium (West Ham United): Group picture during the stadium tour
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