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UEL celebrates its world-class sports stars

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Former Olympic and world rowing champion Mark Hunter has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of East London.

Hunter was just one of many recognised on a dazzling night at UEL’s Annual Sports Awards at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

Hundreds of students gathered to celebrate the most successful sporting year in the University’s history. Among those students were a handful with serious hopes for medals at next summer’s Rio Olympics.

Bianca Williams, sprinter and UELSports Scholar, received the ‘Individual Achievement of the Year’ Award for her Bronze medal in the 200m final at the Commonwealth Games, and for being part of the world relay team that qualified for Rio.

Other award categories included ‘Club of the Year’, ‘Coach of the Year’ and the ‘International Excellence Award’.

“The Awards evening was a great success,” said Director of Sport, David Cosford. “It was a fitting tribute to everyone who gave so much of their time and energy during the past year, and great recognition to all that was accomplished, both on and off the pitch.

“I’m sure our students will continue to be a great asset for UEL and our communities and I’m confident that our sports stars will achieve great things in the coming year. UEL has a lot to look forward to.”

A full list of winners is available here.

Notes to Editors

The University of East London (UEL) is a global learning community with students from over 120 countries world-wide. Our vision is to achieve recognition, both nationally and internationally, as a successful and inclusive regional university proud of its diversity, committed to new modes of learning which focus on students and enhance their employability, and renowned for our contribution to social, cultural and economic development, especially through our research and scholarship. We have a strong track-record in widening participation and working with industry.