From open-top bus trophy parades, to working with legendary managers and players - Ben Knapper has experienced it all.
Ben graduated with a degree in Sports Coaching and Performance in 2008. Now he is working alongside some of the biggest soccer stars in the country as Loan Manager at Arsenal FC.
In respect of the career that I have been fortunate to have had to date, my time at the University of Hull played an immeasurable part. The relationships I formed and the opportunities that I got as a result were directly responsible for my career accelerating over the first few years. Through the University of Hull, I was able to get access to amazing, applied work experience opportunities that gave me a first-hand insight into the professional football industry. Such experiences, along with my academic studies, gave me such a well-rounded education, and there’s no doubt that my career would not have developed in the way that it did without those opportunities having been afforded to me. A certainly feel an immense debt of gratitude to the department, and to the University more broadly.