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Two Sheffield Hallam University law students have lifted a trophy at Wembley Stadium as they were crowned champions at the 2017 UK Sports Law Negotiation Competition.

Millie Broadbent and Billy Methley, third-year law students, fought off 19 other finalists to win the competition at Wembley.

The students were successful in both negotiation scenarios and received the highest overall score.

The winners were presented with an engraved trophy which will be displayed in the law department's specially designed Moot Court. They also won a week’s work experience at the Rugby Football Union at Twickenham and VIP tickets to the NBL Playoff Finals.

Millie Broadbent said: "Representing the University in this competition was an amazing opportunity and something I will never forget. Billy and I were absolutely thrilled to have won, and we couldn’t quite believe it when they announced the result. I am so proud that our hard work has paid off." 

Dr Gregory Ioannidis, senior lecturer in law at Sheffield Hallam and international sports lawyer, helped train Mille and Billy in the lead-up to the competition.

Dr Ioannidis said: "Millie and Billy displayed exceptional levels of commitment, perseverance and professionalism to win this competition and they should be very proud.

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"Not only did they work very hard, but they also followed instructions to the letter and recognised the importance of attention to detail in their preparation. They are a credit to the University and both have a great future ahead of them."

This was the second National Sports Law Negotiation Competition, organised and sponsored by Shulmans LLP. 

For press information: Please contact Martin Webb in the Sheffield Hallam University press office on 0114 225 2621 or email