Carly Barnes

Sporting Education Advisor, Group

Carly is a solicitor with a Master’s Degree in Sports Law. Carly had worked for some of the leading law firms in the UK including Hill Dickinson and Winckworth Sherwood solicitors and is currently Chief Executive of Southern Solicitors. Her enviable client base includes Football club owners, premier league stars and football managers.

She has also been responsible for advising on high profile sponsorship deals and worked in Formula One motor racing- an industry in which her father also worked for many years. Carly is married to former Premier League Captain Craig Short.

Carly has joined us as a non-executive Director and will be assisting the Board with overseeing its legal and sporting degree based offerings.


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