Raising the bar, both on and off the pitch!

Hi my name is Georgie, a UEL student with two years experience playing for the university Women’s Football Club! 2016-2017 has been a very special season for the club. We started with much anticipation, with a new coach and many new team members. Following strong initial performances we found ourselves to be strong contenders for winning … Continue reading Raising the bar, both on and off the pitch!

Communication and education: the key to sport equality

Daniel Holmes reflects on his experiences as UEL Sirens Cheerleading President and how diversity has led to the success of the club at the national level competition.  The team consists of 12 passionate members, the smallest squad since the beginning of the Sirens, but by far one of the most passionate set of individuals and successful … Continue reading Communication and education: the key to sport equality

UEL Wheelchair Basketball – An Inclusive Sporting Family

UEL Wheelchair Basketball Club, is a diverse team of individual students, but more than that, It is a family. On one side we have players with a disability and experience competing internationally for GB, while we also have students with no disability, have never sat in a wheelchair and simply want to give it a … Continue reading UEL Wheelchair Basketball – An Inclusive Sporting Family

Kicking down barriers, with UEL Womens Only Mixed Martial Arts (WOMMA)

My name is Sophie Newnes and I’m a former UEL student and Head Coach at the WOMMA Self-defence classes. We run free martial arts lessons for women at Sports dock in conjunction with “MY UEL Sports”. Open to all females that attend UEL, our classes are held in a fun, safe environment where you can … Continue reading Kicking down barriers, with UEL Womens Only Mixed Martial Arts (WOMMA)

Volunteer at the Virgin Sport – Hackney Festival of Fitness

About the event: Virgin Sport have multiple voluntary roles available for the upcoming major Festival of Sport (5.5km & Half Marathon), with approx. 15,000 entrants! Be part of a team of of up to 15-20+ UEL volunteers who shall be leading a water station at the event. You can also click here for a full list of … Continue reading Volunteer at the Virgin Sport – Hackney Festival of Fitness

India Leadership Opportunity

An excellent opportunity has opened up to gain international leadership experience. Successful students will be awarded a bursary to cover flights, visas, and provided accommodation on NITIE University campus in Mumbai. What is involved? You shall team up with local students in India, travelling around the city and visiting local organisations to learn about issues … Continue reading India Leadership Opportunity

Sports Volunteering (March – 2017)

UEL Volunteering hub - students can check  our latest selection of live volunteering roles related to sport. The UEL volunteering hub is a central place for UEL students to search and apply for volunteering roles across London. Here are some current opportunities available: Events Assistant for a Cricket Tour (Closes: 25th March 2017) Tower Hamlets Buddy Scheme for … Continue reading Sports Volunteering (March – 2017)

Inclusive Coaching Week (coaching workshops)

Are you involved in sports on a professional or voluntary basis and have an interest in supporting disabled people to take part in sports and physical activity? Then look out for these FREE courses taking place as part of Motivate East’s Inclusive Coaching Week Programme, starting on 20 March. There are  a range of  workshops on … Continue reading Inclusive Coaching Week (coaching workshops)

Sports Conferences – Why Attend?

Three reasons to attend conferences: It's about who you know: conferences are a great networking tool for starters, providing an opportunity to meet and speak with like minded individuals and experts in your field. Stay ahead of the game: as the staging ground for the latest research and advances in sport, attending conferences will keep your practice current and … Continue reading Sports Conferences – Why Attend?