A GRADUATE of Southampton Solent University has gone on to work in top flight football.

Football Studies graduate Jamie Powell BA (Hons) went straight into full-time employment at Premier League club Crystal Palace as Head of Academy Performance Analysis having overall responsibility for the coding and analysis of players in the under-nine to under-16 age groups.

Jamie said: “The football studies course at Southampton Solent University prepared me exceptionally well for a job in the football industry.

“As a performance analyst it is vitally important to have great communication, presentation and time management skills, and each and every unit on the course allowed me to develop and further hone those skills.”