Working Hard Behind the Scenes

Duncan Ogilive with an insight into the hard work that goes on behind the scenes at Aqua East.  I have been the Director of Strength and Conditioning at UEL for 4 years, now in my 5th year the programme has grown considerably from our small beginnings. Like with anything in life that involves growth, success and progress … Continue reading Working Hard Behind the Scenes

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Fantastic Community Work From the Football Club

The Football Club did a fantastic job in raising money for the Richard House Children's Hospice. Here is Head of Football, Ryan Gordon's piece on their great work in the community. On being appointed as Head of Football at the University of East London, one of my first goals was to find out what impact the UEL … Continue reading Fantastic Community Work From the Football Club

Basketball Scholar Olivia Bauer on Settling in at UEL

Olivia Bauer joined the University this year studying Sports Therapy and competing as a scholar in one of the main focus sports. Here she writes about settling in to life at UEL and the challenges she has faced. I vividly remember my first training session with coach Tope. I arrived to the court very early … Continue reading Basketball Scholar Olivia Bauer on Settling in at UEL

How I Became a Multi-Sport UEL Athlete

Futsal Player and now Hockey player as well Ignacy Paprocki shares his experience of competing for UEL in two different sports. When I came to the University at the start of last year I discovered the wealth of sporting opportunity available. At the University I saw that there were many different sports to get involved in from basketball to rugby to … Continue reading How I Became a Multi-Sport UEL Athlete

Volleyball Team Smash it on Big Blue Wednesday

UEL Women’s Volleyball captain Ashley Headen reflects on her team’s performance on Big Blue Wednesday. Firstly, I want to thank everyone involved in organizing Big Blue Wednesday, not just for the volleyball program, but for all of the sports clubs. The manpower and hours involved in making this event happen smoothly do not go unnoticed … Continue reading Volleyball Team Smash it on Big Blue Wednesday

Sam Few on what it takes to go live on Big Blue Wednesday

To be able to commentate on UEL’s high quality sports teams on a weekly basis is a real privilege. As commentators we are encouraged to remain neutral, but days like Big Blue Wednesday make it very difficult not to get caught up in the drama and emotion of the action that is unfolding before us. … Continue reading Sam Few on what it takes to go live on Big Blue Wednesday

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