Professor Vish Unnithan added: “I’ve worked with FC Barcelona for eight years and so it is fantastic to be able to bring a representative of the club to UWS. I’m sure everyone who attended takes away some very interesting food for thought after the insights shared.”
During the evening, Dr Gómez Díaz presented UWS with a FC Barcelona shirt signed by the first team as a momento of the evening.
The event at UWS’ Lanarkshire Campus, held on Friday 22 March, brought together students and staff alongside individuals from top Scottish football clubs and sports organisations. In addition to the talks, guests benefitted from a question and answer session with Dr Gómez Díaz and Professor Unnithan.
UWS has a strong relationship with FC Barcelona thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2017, opening up research opportunities between the club and UWS.
This relationship between Professor Vish Unnithan and FC Barcelona has also resulted in a number of benefits for UWS students and staff including the opportunity for UWS BSc Sport Coaching, BSc Sport Development and BSc Sport and Exercise Science students to visit FC Barcelona’s training ground.