This competition is only open to students aged 18 to 25 – legal UK residents – currently studying on an eligible UK University course. See Terms & Conditions for full details. 

Do you want a career in football or sports management?

The ‘Backed By’ Brighton & Hove Albion competition by American Express, is offering three students the chance to win money-can’t-buy behind the scenes access at Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club.

If your goal is to have a career in football or sports management, this two-day programme on Friday 13 March and Saturday 14 March 2020, will give you a fantastic insight into what it takes to run a Premier League football club. You’ll meet with club management and staff who work across a number of functions, have a tour of the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre and the American Express Community Stadium before getting the chance to watch the Albion versus Arsenal home fixture with a VIP matchday experience in the American Express Lounge (*dates and fixture may be subject to change).

To enter:

Create a video (no longer than 30 seconds) and a written submission (no longer than 200 words). You need to display an interest in a career in football or sports management, have excellent presentation/written skills and a compelling reason why you deserve to win a place on the ‘Backed By’ two-day programme. Upload these below, along with your details.


Promotional Period: Enter between 00.01 GMT on 18 January 2020 and 23.59 GMT on 15 February 2020.

A shortlist of 500 entrants will be selected at random and reviewed to create a shortlist of 20 finalists. These finalists will then be contacted via the phone or email provided at the time of entry to confirm their eligibility. All must respond within 5 days of initial contact. All eligible finalists will then be judged by an independent panel to select the final three winners.


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at


Videos must be in one of the following formats: .mov, .avi, .flv, or .mp4

Up to 40 MB size permitted

If the 200 maximum word limit is exceeded, only the first 200 words will be judged. Number of words entered:

Promoter: American Express Services Europe Limited. Registered Office: Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9AX, United Kingdom.