The Capital's First Ever Franchise
The East London Phoenix are one of four women's wheelchair basketball teams taking part in the upcoming Premier League and are the first of its kind to be based in London.
With the aim of raising sporting opportunities in the surrounding area, the Phoenix team are excited about the future of the sport and what will come from the launch of this new league.
Director of Sport, James Kilden, said: "It's going to show the women that play the sport and aspiring girls that the opportunity is out there, and they don't need to go abroad to play wheelchair basketball."
As a result of the partnership with the University, players will be able to use bespoke and high-quality training facilities, plus they can study alongside playing.
UEL have a High Performance Programme which frequently takes on athletes who play alongside their studies, but the Phoenix will mark a further step forward for the University.