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.

Football players in front of the goal.

Men's Team

  • Fergal Hale-Brown
  • Arif Mustapha
  • Frankie Naidoo
  • Cameron  Reardon
  • Aldi Resulaj
  • Mo Kargbo
  • Josh  Osude
  • Ruben Junior
  • Abbas Yassin
  • David Jesus
  • Ergest  Kraja
  • Warren Kayembe
  • Tyreese Joespeh Mitchell
  • John  Oyengua
  • Jordan Peart
  • Lekan Majoyegbe
  • James Oderinde
  • Simon Kabamba

Women's team

  • Eleanor  Bird
  • Lucie  Wynn
  • Juliet Thomas
  • Kamilla Hjelmsbo
  • Lisha  Pearson
  • Alba Gill
  • Rayan Slater
  • Audrey Silver
  • Alla  Stepanov
  • Atu Mshana
  • Daniella Tyson
  • Brooke  Flew
  • Alsatou Camara
  • Suaila  Queni
  • Mia North
  • Mia  Cruickshank
  • Angie Dunbar
  • Maisy Barker

The Performance Programme

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).


London may be steeped in history but it’s also a rapidly changing city at the cutting edge of business, science and art.

We are the world’s No 1 city for foreign companies expanding their businesses, and we have three times more European multinational headquarters than any other European city. It means there are rich opportunities for work placements and internships.

London is a city that offers something for everyone – iconic buildings and monuments, world-renowned galleries and museums, famous sports venues and theatres, well-known shopping districts and a vast choice of bars and restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets.

All this will be right on your doorstep if you study at the University of East London. Central London is less than half an hour away from our two campuses by public transport – or just seven minutes if you travel by high-speed rail from Stratford. 

Since I've been here I feel stronger, faster and more explosive, thanks to the good service from the UEL medical team. It's also been amazing having the other inspirational top class athletes from a variety of sports to motivate me.

Rinsola Babajide, UEL Football Scholar

Watford Ladies, Liverpool Ladies and England u19 International

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Sports Clubs

Join a Sports Club at UEL. Keep fit and healthy, create new friendships, enhance your CV, represent the University of East London and have fun!

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Competitive Scholarships

Our athlete-centred programme is aimed at putting you in the best position to excel within your sport whilst studying at UEL.

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

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