BROWN UNIVERSITY MENS SOCCER | ENGLAND TOUR | MARCH 2023
Brown University, situated in Providence, Rhode Island, is a distinguished Ivy League establishment known for its academic distinction and history spanning centuries. Brown University Men's Soccer made their way to England to embark on a remarkable 10-day tour of England, turning their soccer passion into a cultural and learning adventure. This unique experience encompassed spirited fixtures, thrilling live games, insightful talks, and the invaluable chance to connect with the world of football business
The action kicked off with a top-class fixture against Millwall FC U21 at Bromley Football Club’s Hayes Lane Stadium. The team then headed north to play Newcastle United U21 at Newcastle United Football Club’s Training Ground.
Beyond the fixtures, they witnessed international clashes, including England vs Ukraine at Wembley Stadium and England U21 vs Croatia U21 at Fulham’s Craven Cottage. The electric atmosphere of Manchester City's 4-1 victory over Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium encapsulated English football passion.
Highlights included exclusive insights into football's business side. The team attended a Brown Alumni Dinner hosted by Brown Alum, Jim Esposito, fostering connections and expanding their horizons. They also engaged in a thought-provoking discussion with Nottingham Forest FC's Head of Administration, Taymour Roushdi, and Assistant Club Secretary, Timothy Weaver, gaining valuable perspectives on football's intricate business aspects.
As the tour drew to a close, the Brown University Men's Soccer team returned home with more than just memories of goals scored and matches won. They carried with them a deeper appreciation for the global reach of soccer, the importance of connections in the football industry, and the fusion of passion and professionalism that defines the sport. This journey was a testament to the power of soccer to bridge cultures, create opportunities, and inspire growth beyond the pitch.
Take a look at some select moments from the tour in the gallery below.....