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Mon. 25 September 2017

Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis Club Welcomes 18th edition “FIFA Master” Class

The world famous All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, was the venue for the first field visit of the new academic year for the 18th edition “FIFA Master” - International MA in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport class.   

During a busy day in the late summer sunshine, the newly arrived class had the opportunity to tour the iconic All England Club grass courts, learn about the history and heritage of the Wimbledon Championships and the wider sporting influence of former stars of the Championships such as Suzanne Lenglen who dominated Women’s tennis between 1914 and 1926. Later the class had the opportunity to visit the famous Centre Court where earlier in the summer Roger Federer had become the first man to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title for the eighth time and Spain’s Garbine Muguruza had won her first Wimbledon title following her victory against five-time champion Venus Williams.

The afternoon provided the chance to tour the collection of exhibits held in the state-of-the-art Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum. The 18th edition, who have now started their studies in the first Humanities of Sport module at the International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University, were also able to learn about the business and marketing aspects of the Wimbledon Championships in a series of presentations by the All England Club. 
The course team would like to take this opportunity to thank the All England Club for making the 18th edition “FIFA Master” class so welcome and for providing the perfect start to a year of academic study on all aspects of management, law and humanities of sport.

The “FIFA Master" - International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport is organized by the CIES in partnership with De Montfort University (Leicester, UK), SDA Bocconi School of Management (Milan, Italy) and the University of Neuchâtel. In 2017 the “FIFA Master” was ranked as the No.1 course in Europe for a record fifth time by the SportBusiness International global rankings.