Our women's football club
At UEL we pride ourselves on the quality of our focus sports clubs, and the Women’s Football Team is no exception. The women’s football programme at UEL has been created to ensure success on the pitch through great team spirit, work ethic and developing talent with a fantastic group of coaches.
We welcome players of all abilities and have some of the best coaches in London to ensure you develop as a player regardless of your level.UEL’s Womens team is run in partnership with Womens Premier League team West Ham United Ladies, the partnership allows players to experience football and university life with the full support of staff from two fantastic programmes.
Training sessions take place twice a week at Royal Docks Community School on their new 3G surface, which is easily accessible with a 5 minute DLR ride from our Docklands campus. Training sessions are currently scheduled on Monday at 7.40pm to 9.40pm, with changing facilities available on site.
Matches take place at Hackney Marshes football ground; a short ride by public transport from both our Docklands and Stratford campuses. The Hackney Marshes club house offers full changing facilities and a bar area for post-game celebrations.
As a fully paid member of the women’s football club, every player gains access to our fantastic coaching programme and the membership fee covers all playing kit, player insurance, match day travel, facility hire and referees’ fees.
From this year players can also gain off peak time (before 4pm) access at our SportsDock MUGA pitch for extra practice, free of charge.
Head coach Myles Smith coaches both UEL and the West Ham development squad allowing players to integrate seamlessly across programmes. Myles has previously worked in the sports science department at the West Ham academy and was the lead football coach at Notre Dame Sixth Form college in Leeds.
We are also proud to announce that our football programme has completely free access to the UEL Sports Therapy Clinic. This clinic is staffed by the talented students of the UEL Sports Therapy BSc, and provides Sports Massage and basic injury assessment/rehabilitation programmes and treatment for all fully paid members.
Clinics run three days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) during term time. To book, contact SportsDock reception on 020 8223 6888.
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Lilli Maple , Elite teamUEL scholar
The support available at UEL made choosing a University very easy for me. I can combine playing for my club, country and University and still get a great education.