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Our basketball club

    UEL Basketball has gone from strength to strength over the last five seasons. Having become one of UEL's focus sports more and more players are choosing to continue their education and basketball with us.

    In 2014-15, the men’s first team in their first year in the premier were undefeated. The men’s team have risen from tier five with successive promotions every season. The women’s team have also seen success becoming trophy winners and moving through the leagues to tier one. The men’s programme now boasts three teams for players to be involved.

    Overview

    UEL Basketball is overseen by former International Basketball player Joshua Tackie. Players will be part of a comprehensive programme that incorporates individual work and team practices. Players will not only have the opportunity to play for a variety of teams but have access to individual sessions throughout the week, including Strength and Conditioning (S&C) and on the court sessions.

    Students can volunteer with UEL Basketball as well as be part of the coaching and mentoring scheme (SCAMP) to gain experience and qualifications, supported by the university. Coaches have the opportunity to work with each of the men’s teams and women’s team, with both the men’s 3rds and women’s team being coached by a former and current student respectively.

    Coaching

    UEL boasts some of the best indoor facilities in London. Players will have access to two arenas and four full international standard courts as well as a show court. The facility was the home for the USA Basketball national men’s and women’s teams for the London 2012 Olympics.

    Players will have access to first class strength and conditioning provision with a purpose built facility as well as the world-class UEL SportsDock fitness centre.

    Facilities

    As a member of the UEL Basketball Club players get the opportunity to train and play with three men’s and 1 women’s team. Each team currently competes in BUCS.

    As a basketball scholar players will be able to access daily one-to-one training sessions, strength and conditioning, medical and physiotherapy support, as well as workshops.

    There are a number of friendly and social sessions for players to take part in with the My UELSports sessions which take place on Tuesdays 17:00-18:00 (women only) and Fridays 12:00-14:00. 

    Benefits

    Scholarships

    UEL offers fantastic scholarships for you to choose from.

    Join our sports scholars at UEL; athletes who are dedicated to balancing their studies and sporting ambitions at the most aspiring and improved University in the UK for sport.

    You too can join the ranks of our current sports scholars, which include Olympians and senior internationals who represent UEL at national and international university competitions..

    Representing the UEL Basketball team has been the best experience I have ever had. The facilities, coaching and support is of an elite level and gives me the tools I need to progress as an athlete. 

    Brian Nguru , Men's Basketball
    Brian Nguru Testimonial

    Join this club

    Sign up for a trial with the club in October 2016.

    We welcome players of all levels, so why not give it a try.

    Simply email uelsports@uel.ac.uk to book your place at the trials.