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High Performance Football at UEL

Our Football Programme is Ranked number one in BUCS points for universities in London.


Football at UEL

High performance football at UEL is one that the University is extremely proud of. The programme attracts men and women who truly are at the top of their game. Both programmes have attracted former and current professional players.

The unprecedented rise of the men’s football 1st team, following 7 successive promotions, is one that is truly remarkable and unmatched by any other University programme. Now consistently pushing for promotion from BUCS Tier 1 to the premier both teams will be in the premier division in the coming years.

The opportunity for players to combine studying and playing for an external club is one that has been taken advantage of by a number of former academy players in the men’s ranks. Whilst current Crystal Palace player, Chloe Bur is a prime example of the calibre of the current women’s team.

The delivery of the programme allows those who wish to progress in football the chance to gain valuable experience at university and club level as they look to develop their footballing careers. Partnerships with teams such as West Ham ladies provide fantastic opportunities to progress as a player.

The players on the team have played professionally for clubs such as Chesterfield, Leyton Orient and West Ham, as well as a Welsh u19 international. There are a number of players who were part of category 1 and 2 academies and now compete for UEL, while they play in leagues such as Conference South and the Bostik Premier Leagues.

Abdul Salami
Aldi Resulaj
Ayo Olukoga
Cameron Reardon
Chinedu Osadebe
Dyron Suazo
Ellis Brittan
Felix Ahorlu
Fergal Hale-Brown
Ibby Akanbi
Jarvis Nutt
Jordan Slama
Michael Onovwigun
Mo Sheiknoor
Nathan Mavilla
Prince M'vumbi
Ruben Junior
Saidou Khan
Sam Bangura
Simon Dahl
Timi Oshineye

The 2018-2019 women’s team is constructed with numerous players who compete in the new look WSL Championship for teams such as Crystal Palace and in the Women’s National League. Also in the squad are players with NCAA college football experience.

Alba Gil
Ariel Nicole Viera
Briony   Hurd
Chloe Burr
Daisy Davis
Eleanor Bird
Elena Paris
Eloise Ives
Gabrielle Charalambous
Georgie Brophy
Hannah Seybold
Kamilla Hjelmsbo
Juliet Tomas
Kendal Styles
Mica Orr
Natalie Strange
Niamh   Andersson
Ocean Sade Dudoit
Paige Livingstone
Samia Adam
Tilly Frost

UEL's support programme allows a flexible approach in terms of allowing access to its services. We take a holistic approach and crucially our services are year round and uncapped meaning a student can access as much support as they need. All members of the High Performance Basketball Programme will receive:

  • Comprehensive coaching support through both team sessions and individual video analysis reviews.
  • Unlimited physiotherapy and sports massage.
  • UKSCA-accredited strength and conditioning and private access to scholar Strength and Conditioning facility Aqua East.
  • Active Recovery and Yoga Sessions.
  • Gold membership at SportsDock
  • Lifestyle and Performance Workshops
  • TeamUEL Leisure and Gym Kit.
  • Access to sports science support, including: nutrition, psychology, physiology and biomechanics.
  • Priority access to on-campus accommodation and the option to stay with other athletes on the programme.

Applicants who make a successful sports scholarship application may be eligible for a bursary up to £1,500 per annum (bursaries maybe higher for exceptional applicants).

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