January 13, 2020

Chelsea FC Chairman Bruce Buck joins NYU School of Professional Studies Tisch Institute for Global Sport Advisory Board

New York, NY — The Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport of the NYU School of Professional Studies is pleased to announce the addition of Bruce Buck, chairman of Chelsea FC—one of the world's leading football clubs—to its advisory board. Buck, a New York City native who moved to London in 1983, has been at the helm of Chelsea FC since 2004, and also serves as chairman of the board of trustees of the Chelsea Foundation. During his 15-year tenure, the club has enjoyed its greatest success, winning five Premier League titles and a Champions Cup, among other accomplishments.

"Bruce and Chelsea FC represent all of the things that we value at the NYUSPS Tisch Institute for Global Sport. They have achieved excellence on the pitch, have taken extraordinary steps to use sport for social impact, and have truly embraced diversity, which is evidenced by their commitment to be a leader in women's football," said Vince Gennaro, the associate dean of the Tisch Institute for Global Sport. Some of the recent collaborations between Chelsea FC and the Tisch Institute have included a student trip to Stamford Bridge in London to explore the inner workings of a world-class sports organization and programming and events on the NYU campus that have revolved around Chelsea's "Say No To Anti-Semitism" campaign, as well as guest lectures by Buck in a number of classes.

“I am very pleased to join the advisory board of the NYUSPS Tisch Institute for Global Sport. Over the past two years, Chelsea FC has had a fruitful collaboration with the Institute, focused on inspiring the future generation of executives on the power sport has to make a positive change in society. It is something that I am personally passionate about and I look forward to further developing our collaboration through my new role on the advisory board,” said Bruce Buck, chairman of Chelsea FC.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport
Recent innovations in global sports consumption, the use of online and social media to engage and to build a fan base, and the implementation of redesigned sports business models, have resulted in a range of issues and opportunities for individuals working in the sports industry. Successful professionals in this field now need to understand strategic business principles as they apply to different aspects of the global sports industry.

Through interdisciplinary curricula, field internships, alumni-student mentorship, applied research, individualized degree advisement, a dedicated and accomplished advisory board, and faculty members who are experts in their fields, the NYU School of Professional Studies Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport provides the pathway to help students meet their professional goals in the sports business industry.

The Tisch Institute's graduate and undergraduate programs provide a top-notch education and the opportunity to meet and to network with industry leaders. Its location in New York, home to more sports teams, leagues, and media outlets than any other metro area in the country, offers the perfect setting for gaining a comprehensive overview of the complexities of the business. The Institute’s renowned, highly attended professional conferences and events provide an unparalleled opportunity to learn from leaders in their fields. For more information, visit sps.nyu.edu/tisch.

About Chelsea FC
Chelsea Football Club is one of the world’s top football clubs, winning the UEFA Champions League in 2012 and following that success by lifting the UEFA Europa League trophy in 2013 and 2019.

Founded in 1905, Chelsea is London’s most central football club, based at the iconic 41,000-capacity Stamford Bridge stadium. Nicknamed ‘The Blues’, the club has won five Premier League titles and also lifted the FA Cup eight times, the Football League Cup five times, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup twice, the UEFA Super Cup once and the Football League Championship once, in 1955.

The Europa League triumph in 2013 saw Chelsea become the first English club to win all three major UEFA competitions, and the first club ever to hold both the Champions League and Europa League at the same time.

In addition to possessing some of the world’s most recognisable players, Chelsea has also invested in its future with a state-of-the-art Academy and training centre in Cobham, Surrey. Since its opening in 2007, the club has won seven FA Youth Cups, back-to-back UEFA Youth League titles in 2015 and 2016, and U18 Premier League national championships in 2017 and 2018. The Chelsea Women’s team also won the FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Cup double in 2015 and 2018.

The Chelsea Foundation also boasts one of the most extensive community initiatives in sport, helping to improve the lives of children and young people all over the world. During the 2018/19 season, the Foundation engaged with 1 million participants on its programmes in 20 countries. For more information, visit: chelseafc.com/en.

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