CARLISLE United and the University of Cumbria have signed a memorandum of understanding.

The memorandum was signed during the Blues' One Carlise, One Community Celebration which took place during the club's score draw with Stevenage at Brunton Park last weekend. 

The memorandum of understanding is the formula intent of the two organisations to explore and develop collaborations in several areas such as volunteering, project, placement, and internship opportunities for the university’s students and football club staff, involvement of University of Cumbria students into Carlisle United projects and initiatives and training and development opportunities for Carlisle United staff at the university. 

After the memorandum was signed, both parties commented on the benefits of the agreement. 

University of Cumbria professor Julie Mennell said: "It has been wonderful to host such an occasion with Carlisle United that brings our community and people from all walks of life together.  

"Delivering upon our university mission to support our students and communities to thrive comes from the collaborations and partnerships we have with our partners such as Carlisle United, recognising that we’re stronger when we work together for everyone who chooses to live, work, visit and study here now and for generations to come."

Carlisle United's chief executive Nigel Clibbens also added: "Under the new ownership our vision is for the club to serve as a focal point within the community, fostering unity among its members.

"We are committed to nurturing pride and acknowledging the greatness of Carlisle as a fantastic place to be. 

"Working together with the university is a brilliant opportunity for us to do that."

 Following the success of the Blues and the University of Cumbria's One Carlisle, One Community celebration the pair will also be looking to explore more opportunities to deliver events that promote community well-being, equality, inclusion, and promote the region