High performance football at UEL is one that the University is extremely proud of. The programme attracts men and women who truly are at the top of their game. Both programmes have attracted former and current professional players.
The unprecedented rise of the men’s football 1st team, following 7 successive promotions, is one that is truly remarkable and unmatched by any other University programme. Now consistently pushing for promotion from BUCS Tier 1 to the premier both teams will be in the premier division in the coming years.
The opportunity for players to combine studying and playing for an external club is one that has been taken advantage of by a number of former academy players in the men’s ranks. Whilst current Crystal Palace player, Chloe Bur is a prime example of the calibre of the current women’s team.
The delivery of the programme allows those who wish to progress in football the chance to gain valuable experience at university and club level as they look to develop their footballing careers. Partnerships with teams such as West Ham Ladies provide fantastic opportunities to progress as a player.