24 January 2022

The East London Phoenix have announced Curran Brown as the latest player to join the University of East London (UEL) franchise ahead of their first Women's Premier League game.

The 26-year-old has recently moved to London and will feature for franchise along studying for a master's degree in occupational therapy.

Curran started playing wheelchair basketball in her pre-teen years and the Phoenix marks a new step that she's been looking forward to.

Curran said, "I am extremely excited for the opportunity to continue playing the sport I love in a new country in an all-women's professional league.

"This is huge and super important for younger girls playing in the sport to see representation for the first time at this level."

An Exciting Place to Be

The Phoenix will be playing their games at UEL as part of a partnership with the University's High Performance Programme.

While the high quality facilities and bespoke support programmes will be seen as a big incentive for joining the Phoenix, the franchise's position as the only professional wheelchair basketball club in London will also go a long way.

Director of Sport James Kilden said, "Being in London gives it the extra edge. It gives you the opportunity to travel while you're here and explore the capital as well. It's just an exciting place to be."

The Phoenix's first Women's Premier League match takes place against Cardiff Met Archers on Friday 28 January 2022.

Tickets are available now and can be purchased here.

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