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UEFA Academy Alumni Association (AAA)

The UEFA Academy Alumni Association is an independent, actively engaged and forward-looking community of over 3'000 graduates from UEFA Academy programmes worldwide. The AAA aims to create post study value for all UEFA Academy Alumni, in addition to fostering a thriving association composed of sport industry professionals working across football clubs, leagues, associations and other relevant stakeholders. It is not a department or division of UEFA or UEFA Academy.

Scope and objectives

The UEFA AAA represents the interests of an international community of alumni who have successfully completed UEFA Academy programmes. At its core, AAA membership represents a lifelong association with the UEFA Academy, connection to our thriving alumni community and access to an unmatched network across the world of football. 

Graduation marks the beginning of your alumni journey – and unlocks a series of invaluable experiences and benefits. These include:

  • Virtual and in-person alumni engagement opportunities.
  • Access to industry experts, former international footballers, and key decision makers.
  • Networking and Mentoring events. 
  • Expert seminars, panel discussions, and featured keynote speakers.
  • The UEFA AAA Summit.
  • Upcoming events & career-focused activities
  • Industry job opportunities (once we figure out how to feed this page)
  • Alumni Updates
  • Access to newsletter
  • Access to Alumni LinkedIn Group


If you are a graduate of one of our programmes and would like to join the UEFA Academy Alumni Association, please contact us at alumniassociation@uefaacademy.com.


Get in touch with us

Email alumniassociation@uefaacademy.com

>3'000 graduates

7 board members

>100 nationalities


Here is the video to highlight the activities and developments within the UEFA Academy Alumni Association over the previous years!

Stay tuned for more updates and announcements as we continue to evolve and grow.

AAA Board

The Board is composed of seven members, each of them responsible for a different area of the alumni community:

PRESIDENT -Diana Pirciu – Head of Education at Romanian Football Federation – UEFA CFM, UEFA DFLM, INNOVATION IN ACTION

SECRETARY GENERAL – Paul Nelson – Managing Partner at St Prex Consulting – UEFA CFM, UEFA FMT

TREASURER – Lowri RobertsSports Consultant at Play With Purpose  – UEFA CFM, UEFA DFLM, WFLP

VP MEMBERS RELATIONS – Alina CapatinaStadium Director at The Football Association of Moldova – UEFA CFM, UEFA DFLM, WFLP

VP EVENTS – Carlo Rombolà – Founder and Main Partner of Studio Legale Rombolà & Associati – UEFA FLP

VP COMMUNICATIONS – Natalie Barlow – Marketing and Commercial Manager at LALIGA SA – UEFA CFM

PARTNERSHIPS – David Rouger – Senior Expert for UEFA & FIFA and CEO at Red Mullet Agency – MESGO


Together – UEFA Academy Summit

Named ” Together,” this event takes place every two years in one of our 55 national associations, offering a unique opportunity to reunite with friends from your time at the Academy while also networking with graduates from other programmes.

With over 20 programmes and more than 3,500 graduates in the industry, the UEFA Academy offers an unrivaled networking platform for sports professionals.

However, the summit isn’t just a networking event; it’s also an academic opportunity to learn and further your experience at the Academy. During two full days, we will engage in debates, participate in interactive workshops, and hear from leading experts on specific topics related to the sports industry.

The 2023 edition, hosted in Bucharest, was a great success, with around 300 alumni. We embarked on a fascinating journey under the theme “From Virtual to Reality,” delving into technologies that, just a few years ago, seemed quite far-fetched but are already beginning to reshape our world.

The next edition will be announced soon.

Still not convinced? Take a look at the After movie from the 2023 edition!

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