The Richmond International Academic and Soccer Academy (RIASA) team has been considering different options for the relocation of the BA International Sports Management with Football programme and are delighted to announce that RIASA will be moving to new academic and sport facilities in Weetwood, Leeds in Fall 2023.
From August 2023, the RIASA academic facilities will be situated at Weetwood Hall Estate and the sporting facilities at Bodington Football Hub, which is a new state-of-the-art sports complex developed in partnership with the University of Leeds, The FA, The Premier League and The Football Foundation.
RIASA will also be relocating student accommodation to Oxley Residences, which is adjacent to Weetwood Hall Estate. In a joint statement, Dr Colin Howley, Programme Director of RIASA and Mark Ellis, Academy Director of RIASA said,
“The move is still subject to contract, so we have important issues to complete, but we wanted students, staff, faculty and the rest of the Richmond community to know about this exciting development for the future of the programme. We regard this as a fantastic opportunity to take the RIASA Programme forward and to improve the academic environment and sporting facilities for RIASA students and colleagues.“
We will be releasing more important information over the upcoming weeks with regards to our new home, keep checking back for updates.