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Our men's football club

    UEL's Football Club is the University’s largest club, consisting of three teams all competing in BUCS fixtures. The club consists of players and staff passionate about the game with a real emphasis on success recognised by the club's rich trophy cabinet. Our football teams have won countless trophies with our first team on a six year promotion streak and a first ever BUCS cup winners trophy in 2013.

    This continuous success has seen the club achieve Sports Club of the year in 2012-2013 during our annual Sports Awards event. The club continues to grow through the inclusion of several sports scholars with a history of professional experience in the game, both nationally and internationally aiding the long-term intention of joining the BUCS premier league in 2016.

    Our UEL Football Club have also experienced fantastic opportunities to compete abroad through our recent visit to Malaysia in 2014 and our planned trip to China in 2016..

    Overview

    Yassin Abidou - Men's football coach.

    Having featured in the professional game at a young age Yassin has a unique insight into what is expected from young aspiring footballers and how to get the best out of individual talents.

    Yassin began his coaching career at the age of 21 having obtained his Uefa B License amongst other qualifications such as FA youth module 1, 2 and 3. After gaining his badges Yassin developed a broad range of experience coaching internationally in countries such as Austria, Spain and Netherlands as well as several positions in England.

    Since joining UEL’s Football club Yassin has seen consistent successes with 6 promotions in 6 years and the clubs 1st ever cup win. Now with sights on the BUCS premiership Yassin hopes to build a long term success for UEL’s biggest sports club.

    Coaching

    UEL is proud to host their home games on the show pitch at the fantastic Hackney Marshes facility. Training takes part on a Monday evening between 5pm and 7pm on the 3G pitch at West Ham memorial; a two minute walk from West Ham train station.

    UEL's Docklands campus is also home to our £21m SportsDock facility where students can train on our outdoor football pitch or indoor futsal arena, and our gym facilities.

    As a football scholar you have the added benefit of our specially built scholars gym based in our Aqua East facility at Docklands.

    Facilities and Training

    As a fully paid member of the men’s football club every player gains access to our fantastic coaching programme and the membership fee covers all playing kit, player insurance, match day travel, facility hire and referees fees.

    From this year players can also gain off peak time (before 4pm) access at our SportsDock MUGA pitch for extra practice free of charge.

    We are also proud to announce that our football programme has completely free access to the UEL Sports Therapy Clinic. This clinic is staffed by the talented students of the UEL Sports Therapy BSc and provides Sports Massage and basic injury assessment/rehabilitation programmes and treatment for all fully paid members. Clinics run 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) during term time. To book simply contact SportsDock reception.

    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..

    After playing professionally, I wanted
    to gain a University qualification while
    still playing at a high level. This is
    why I chose UEL!
    Laim McDevitt , Men's Football 1st

    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.