The Journo’s Journey

    Student Alex Dibden gives her account on what it is like to study Sports Journalism at the University of East London. Behind all the amazing UEL athletes, are a team of dedicated Sports Journalists working hard week in week out to keep you up to date on their journey. The opportunities for Sports … Continue reading The Journo’s Journey

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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

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