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​​​Whether you use the gym, sports arenas, exercise classes or just the café. At SportsDock we are always looking at ways we can improve and provide you with a world-class experience.

This Spring to mark the fifth anniversary of SportsDock we have launched a new customer satisfaction survey. The information we receive from the survey will help shape the future improvements and developments of your centre.

If you want your voice to be heard, please take a few minutes to complete our Customer Satisfaction Survey by clicking here.


SportsDock support Children in Need

​​​We are supporting Children in Need this year, and we would like you to join us too. On November 16th, we are inviting all SportsDock staff, members and visitors to join us in wearing something yellow to show our support to this worthy cause. Donation buckets can be found at the reception desk from 16th-19th November.

Make sure you tag us in your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts!


Refer a Friend This November

​​​We value the importance of working out with friends and that's why this November we are giving you the opportunity of being rewarded for referring a friend to SportsDock. 

If your gym buddy signs up stays with us for 3 months or more, we will give you a free one month SportsDock membership! But there's more. For the early birds who take up this deal quickly, we will even give you a SportsDock goody bag. All of this just for motivating someone you know to keep fit!

What if you're pretty popular and have lots of friends to refer? We will match our offer of giving you one free month's membership for every friend that signs up to the deal. So if you refer 12 friends who stay with us for 3 months or more, you would have earned yourself a free 12 month annual membership.

So email, tweet and Facebook message your fellow colleagues, lecturers, friend and family and bring someone you know to join you at SportsDock this November!

If you wish to carry out this offer, come on down to SportsDock and we will help you and your friends make the most of this fantastic offer.


May Bank Holiday

During the May Bank Holiday weekend, SportsDock will be open from 09:00- 20.00 on Monday May 30th but will operate normal working hours on Saturday (28th) and Sunday (29th).

There will be no exercise classes or free circuits on Monday May 30th.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


50% off SALE

SportsDock are having a 50% sale on Gold and Silver Direct Debit memberships in January 2016.

We are also offering a FREE personal programme for all new Direct Debit members this January. With this you will spend some time with our highly qualified instructors and they will compose a programme for you depending on your goals and targets to get you moving in the right direction.

SportsDock’s expert staff, world-class facilities and state-of-the-art technology will help you reach your fitness goals quickly – and for 50% off. .

For more information please visit SportsDock's reception with your friends or call 020 8223 6888.

Please note Terms & Conditions apply.


GA Netball Tournament and Family Day

The annual GA Netball Tournament takes place on Saturday 1st August 2015 at SportsDock from 10am - 4pm.

Team entry fee is £45 (with your own umpire) or £60 (without umpire) or individual entry fee £7.

There will be three competitive divisions:

Division 1 - Mixed teams (max 3 men per team can play on court at a time)
Division 2 - Beginners/back to netball (ladies only) 
Division 3 - Intermediate/Club level (ladies only)

The event is free for spectators.Family fun includes face painting, arts & crafts, stalls, games and raffle; qualified sports therapist offering massage for players (costs may apply)


To register and for more information please go to; or email / 07940335919

Twitter: @ganetballleague

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Choice Unlimited at UEL SportsDock

Choice Unlimited National Event coming to London, for disabled people, older people & carers!

We are pleased to announce that Choice Unlimited is taking a huge leap forward after gaining investment from ‘Key Fund’. This has enabled LCiL to take the roadshow to a national level, voicing the opportunities that are available through independent living, making disabled people more aware of the support that is available from LCiL but also with organisations, businesses and professionals. London’s first Choice Unlimited will be taking place on 8th July at University of East London in partnership with Sport England’s new scheme ‘Let’s Play’. Models of Diversity will also be running a Catwalk with their Disability Models. This year Choice Unlimited is landing its feet in cities all over the country including Birmingham, Lincoln, and Nottingham & Cheshire.

For more information click here.


50% off Gold & Silver Direct Debits

SportsDock are having a 50% sale on Gold and Silver Direct Debit memberships from 1st June 2015. This means you can use our fantastic world class facilities for as little as £12.50 per month until September 15th 2015! That’s just 40p per day!!

We are also offering a specially designed fast-track fitness programme for as little as £12.50. For this you will spend some time with our highly qualified instructors and they will compose a programme for you depending on your summer goals and targets to get you moving in the right direction.

SportsDock’s expert staff, world-class facilities and state of the art technology will help you reach your summer fitness goals quickly – all for half the price.

For more information please visit SportsDock's reception with your friends or call 020 8223 6888.

Please note Terms & Conditions apply.


Fitness Centre Painting

From 11th-15th May, the Fitness Centre will be having various walls painted throughout. 

We will do our best to keep any disruption to a minimum but there may be a few pieces of equipment out of use at times during this period.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes.



Saturday 18 April marks the date for the 2015 UELSportsDock Open Day. The day will consist of FREE access to the fitness centre, exercise classes and various sports bookings.

The Open Day will provide an opportunity to access our state-of-the-art fitness centre and our fantastic exercise classes between 9:00am and 8:00pm. Additionally, we are offering free basketball, volleyball, badminton and football bookings between 11:00am and 3:00pm.

We are also giving away a number of great prizes including Porsche merchandise, a hamper provided by London City Airport and a 3-month FREE SportsDock Membership.

The Open Day is free for everyone to come down and enjoy the number of great activities on offer. We encourage you to pay a visit and become familiar with your local world-class facility and see how we can help you during your fitness journey.

Free 7 day membership

Keep fit in January with a free seven-day membership at Beckton's SportsDock Dock is open 7 days a week, 362 days of the year. As well as a world-class fitness centre and strength and conditioning room there are numerous exercise classes on offer.SportsDock is at University Way, E16 2RD, and open from 7.30am-10.15pm on weekdays, and 9am-8pm on weekends.

Free parking is available.The offer is valid till Saturday 31 January 2015. Terms and conditions apply and are online at For more information email or call 020 8223 6888.



Make sure you get signed up for the Santa run before the week is out. Pop to the main reception at SportsDock to book your place or book directly with the event at the here.


Car Park Changes

Due to limited spaces, SportsDock is now enforcing its car parking rules and regulations.

Please ensure that you have a valid ticket or permit displayed at all times to avoid any unwanted penalty notices.

SportsDock's parking rules and regulations can be found displayed in the SportsDock car park.

Free seminar and Q&A with Personal Trainer of The Year 2014 Charlotte Ord
Sunday 28th September at SportsDock

Charlotte Ord

Book your free place on the latest Future Fit Open Day in order to take advantage of this great opportunity. Charlotte Ord celebrity trainer on ITV’s Biggest Loser will be giving a talk on ‘how to become a successful personal trainer’ followed by a Q&A session.

The day will also include the chance to participate in a 2 hour practical training session and learn the techniques and teaching methods required to successfully coach a client to achieve their goals. So get your gym gear on and get involved!

Future Fit’s trained careers advisors and tutor team will also be on hand if you would like to know more about the training options on offer and which route to qualification would best suit you. Those that attend the day will also be able to benefit from some exclusive open day offers which could make training for your future career much more affordable

If you would like to book your FREE place click here

Exciting news! New Equipment

We are getting the delivery and installation of the new fitness equipment in the Fitness Centre. Monday the 1st of September Precor will be delivering:

  • 1 Treadmil
  • 1 AMT Cross Trainer
  • Glute Extension
  • Tricep Extension
  • Bicep Curl
  • Olympic Incline press (S&C Room)
  • Iso lateral plate loaded Row (S&C Room)

The install will be all day but all you will still be able to use the fitness equipment.

Unfortunately Tuesday the 2nd and Wednesday the 3rd there will be restrictions on use of equipment due to the new flooring which is going into the D area of the Fitness Centre. This will be kept to an absolute minimum, but it will mean that on Wednesday the 3rd you will not be able to use the multi stationed cable crossover in the Fitness Centre for one day whilst the flooring is being completed.

However, all equipment will be back in operation by evening time on Thursday 4th September.  The S&C room will not be affected whilst the installation of the new equipment is going ahead.

IFI accreditationSportsDock offers Inclusive Fitness

SportsDock is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Inclusive Fitness Mark at registered level.

The IFI operate an accreditation scheme - IFI Mark which recognises the achievements and commitment of leisure facilities who enable disabled people to become physically active. The accreditation provides an inclusive platform for disabled and non-disabled people to be active together.

The IFI Mark is the leading fitness accreditation for inclusion, recognising leisure facilities commitment and inclusion of disabled people within their service provision.

To find out what you can expect from SportsDock having achieved this award, click here.


One-off fitness masterclass with training experts

In September, the Future Fit School of Personal Training will be filming a video promoting kettlebell and functional equipment training at UEL SportDock. Their team of expert tutors will be delivering a 45 minute fitness masterclass and are inviting you to take part. The masterclass (which will be filmed) will include tuition in one of the key kettlebell lifts and a group training session using weighted bags, medicine balls, swiss balls and more. No experience is necessary and you don’t need a high level of fitness. You’ll take away new ideas and skills to give your workouts a boost, and all you need to do in exchange is give your permission to be in the video.


Date: Monday 8th September

Time: 3pm (the start will be prompt so please get there in good time!)

Location: Exercise studio

Places available: 10. It’s first come first served - to book your place, email with the subject line ‘School of PT masterclass’


Have you got what it takes to be a personal trainer?

On Sunday June 22nd Future Fit Training will be hosting a FREE open day at UEL Sportsdock.

This is a chance for budding personal trainers to attend the day and experience some of the training requirements and day to day aspects of running your own business as a personal trainer, all attendees will also receive a FREE tshirt!

The day will start with a quick ice breaker session so everyone can meet and greet. Then it will move on to group practical activities and partner based work around stretching. Being able to experience a practical session from the perspective of a personal trainer and client provides insight into what it’s like to coach and motivate clients on a 1:1 level.

Future Fit’s trained tutors will be on hand throughout the day to answer any questions you may have. People often don’t think much further than training clients, but as a PT you will need to be motivated and have good business skills in order to start your own company and market your services in order to attract clients. If you would be interested in booking your place on the open day click here for more info.


SideOutLtd, Volley First Ltd andYour Student BodyLtd are pleased to announce that the first ever Super 8s All-Star Games will now be televised on Sky Sports.

The Super 8s All-Star Games will take place on Saturday 17 May 2014 at the University of East London’s SportsDock facility (4-6 University Way, London E16 2RD). Sky Sports will televise the games in a recorded broadcast at a later date which is to be confirmed.

The main event of the day will be two showcase volleyball matches featuring the top players in the men’s and women’s Super 8s division of the National Volleyball League, with the British All-Stars going head-to-head with the International All-Stars. The women’s match will start at 15:00 and the men’s match at 17:30.

The two matches will showcase a level of play that has not been seen on domestic soil since the 2012 Olympic Games and will also be a reunion of sorts for many 2012 Olympians, who will be playing together for the first time since that magical fortnight at Earl’s Court Arena in the summer of 2012.

"We are very excited to announce that the inaugural Super 8s All-Star Games will be televised on Sky Sports,” said Mark Kontopoulos, Managing Director of event co-organisers SideOut. “We are extremely grateful to SGTV, the world class TV production company and long-standing supporters of volleyball in England, without whose generous support and enthusiasm this broadcast would not have been possible. This event and its broadcast on mainstream television across the UK will signal a welcome return of English volleyball to television and will provide an opportunity for viewers to witness the talent and skills of the top players in the Super 8s division of the National Volleyball League."

The Super 8s All-Star Game will also benefit from the generous support of Volleyball England, the governing body for volleyball in England, and additional valuable support from the London Volleyball Association and the Super 8s Statistics service. Money raised from the event will be used to support the Official Charity Partner of the event, Action For Kids, and to raise funds for volleyball in England.


Official event website (including ticket info):




Tuesday 25 March will see schools from East London battle it out to be crowned Panathlon Challenge East Champions. Borough teams will also compete for the Panathlon Plate title, for teams who just missed out on this year's champions final. The overall winners of both finals will go on to represent their region at the London final at the Olympic Park on 18 June.

To add a touch of stardust to the event, Panathlon are also excited to welcome their patron, legendary Paralympic swimmer, Liz Johnson, to this year's East London Champions final. Competing in the 100m breaststroke S6 class, Liz clinched bronze in the London Paralympics, silver at Athens and a gold medal in Beijing and has been instrumental in recently introducing swimming to the Panathlon sporting calendar.

Joining Liz at the Plate finals will be Paralympian Danny Crates. As an 800m runner for team GB, he is a Paralympic gold medal winner, World Champion, European Champion, Paralympic World Cup Winner and was the face of Channel 4's coverage of the Paralympic games. Danny was Panathlon's very first ambassador way back in 2009.

The boroughs competing for this year's Challenge East Champions title will be Barking & Dagenham (Jo Richardson, Trinity, All Saints, Eastbrook, Barking Abbey, Robert Clack), Newham (St Angelas, Langdon Academy, Rokerby, Plashet, Little Ilford, Eastlea, St Bons & Royal Docks), Hackney (Stormont House & Garden) and Waltham Forest (Whitefield, Brookfield & William Morris).

Battling it out for this year's Panathlon Plate title will be Islington (Richard Cloudesley, The Bridge, Samuel Rhodes), Tower Hamlets (Beatrice Tate & Phoenix), Redbridge (Seven Kings & Little Heath) and Havering (Hallmead and Ravensbourne).

Hosted in the £21m state-of-the-art facilities at University of East London's Sports Dock, schools in both tournaments will compete at boccia, polybat, new age kurling, table cricket, and field events and athletics races with a medals ceremony and presentation to round-off the proceedings.

As always, a positive spirit of competition has been key to ensuring the continuing success of this year's Panathlon Challenge tournaments.  One Tower Hamlets teacher noted that: “Students always have fun at Panathlon” and that the sports are played in a “competitive but supportive atmosphere”. As well as this competitive aspect, Panathlon is “a great chance for our pupils to meet students from other schools through sports and their students don’t get many opportunities like this.”

Jack Petchey CBE says: “Panathlon is evidence that all young people can participate and achieve through sport regardless of their disability. These youngsters demonstrate that if you think you can, you really can! We look forward to seeing even more disabled young people taking part in the future.“

Lord Seb Coe, Chairman of the British Olympic Association says: “I am proud that partners such as Panathlon are delivering on our vision of the Olympic and Paralympic Games boosting sports participation.”

Panathlon provides multi-sport competition for over 3,000 disabled children each year, predominantly across London and the south-east. 125 London schools from all 32 boroughs were involved in 2013, with 15,000 active hours of sport provided to disabled children. 

Sport relief banner


SportsDock are aiming to cycle from Lands End to John O’ Groats in one day on Fri 21st March from 7.30am – 10.00pm, that is 1,000 miles all in aid of Sports Relief!!

SportsDock will need all of our members help to achieve this magnificent milestone so when you come in on that day come to reception, give us a small donation and cycle for as long and as hard as you can!

For more information email David Cowell.

In Support of Sport Relief, an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)


  • Collaboration with BUCS to Celebrate University Basketball in UK & US, raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Event coincides with NCAA March Madness® College Basketball Tournament in US and BUCS Basketball Championship in UK
  • All comers invited to play in six-hour charity game and watch live NCAA action from US in ESPN Player Lounge

ESPN Player is hosting a charity basketball game on Friday, March 21 to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and collaborating with British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) - the organising body for university and college sport in the UK - to celebrate university basketball on both sides of the Atlantic. 

ESPN Player Hoops Madness will take place at the University of East London (UEL) SportsDock. The game will tip off at 4pm and continue for six hours, ensuring that as many people as possible can take part. Anyone who wishes to play is simply asked to sign up themselves or a team and make a small donation to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The game will be open to the general public (over the age of 16), from die-hard fans and regular players, to casual participants and first-timers, with free food and drink for attendees.

Players can sign up individually, or with friends, by emailing with the name and email address of all players in a group/team. A charitable donation of £5 per person (or £20 for team of 5) is requested, and all donations go to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

For details on the event or to make a donation participants can visit All players who donate will automatically be entered into a draw to win prizes including NCAA team merchandise, ESPN Player subscriptions and more.

As well as playing basketball, the event will give hoops fans the chance to relax and hang out in the ESPN Player Lounge and watch live action from the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament (aka March Madness®) in the USA. ESPN Player is bringing UK and European viewers live and on-demand coverage of every game of March Madness® as the top 68 college teams in the US compete for the national championship.

In the UK, the BUCS Basketball Championship Final 8 also takes place at UEL on March 15-16, and will decide which teams will contest the BUCS Basketball Championships Final as part of Big Wednesday, on March 26 at Surrey Sports Park.

“Basketball is one of the biggest participation sports in the UK, and university basketball on both sides of the Atlantic is full of passion, competition and excitement,” said Charly Classen, Vice President and GM, ESPN EMEA. “March is a huge month for basketball in the US and the UK, with the NCAA Tournament and the BUCS Championship both taking place, and it is a great opportunity to give the UK basketball community a chance to have fun playing and watching basketball, raise money for a great cause and celebrate great sport with other fans.”

The money raised from the event will be part of the £10 million Disney Appeal for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity in support of the hospital’s redevelopment plans.

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Essex Cricket Club returns to SportsDock

Essex CCC using SportsDock

By Thomas Reeves

Essex Cricket Club continued their preparation for the 2014 season with a second trip in as many years to the University of East London’s SportsDock facilities.

Essex endured mixed fortunes last campaign. The high point of their season came when they reached the Twenty20 finals day, where they lost to eventual winners Northamptonshire in the semi-final.

Reece Topley, 19, was among the players that were playing in their first finals day.

“It was a really nice day,” he admitted. “All eyes in English Cricket were on us, so there was a lot of pressure. But, it was really enjoyable to be a part of and great fun.”

The side weren’t as successful in the LV County Championship division two, as they finished just outside the promotion places, despite Coach Paul Grayson claiming the four-day format was their priority last year.

Experienced South African cricketer Greg Smith defended his Coach’s claim and responded, “I think everyone that is in (the LV County Championship) division two is aiming to get promoted. So, hopefully, we will (gain promotion to the LV County Championship division one) this time around.”

Essex have added Monty Panesar to their ranks in the close-season after he was released from Sussex. With the addition of Panesar, who has 50 England test caps, Saj Mahmood feels the squad should have only one goal this campaign.

“The aim has got to be to win trophies,” Mahmood, 32, said. “If you aren’t desperate to win trophies, then you probably shouldn’t be in this profession. I feel we are strong enough now (to compete for major honours).”

Topley complimented the facilities in SportsDock, “They are really good. The environment around here is nice. There is a lovely feel to the place.”

Essex will start their forthcoming competitive campaign against Derbyshire on the 13th April. SportsDock is available to hire to groups of elite athletes, for more information email SportsDock.


Find out if a career in personal training is for you!

Join the Future Fit Tutor Team on Saturday 15th February from 1.15pm to 5pm at SportsDock. Come along and see firsthand what’s involved in training to become a PT; sample a practical training session, chat to our qualified training advisors who will be on hand to answer questions and offer careers advice, and for those who enjoy a little sporting competition we will be running a fun fitness challenge on the day, with a prize for the winner.

To reserve your place on the open day call 01329 829444 or click here to register your interest.

Get involved

After an initial meet and greet things get physical! Get your trainers on and take part in our two hour taster session to experience the practical aspect required as part of our PT diplomas. Learn the skills you will need to master yourself, and be able to teach others as a successful personal trainer.

Be informed

By 4pm it’s time to take a break: enjoy a presentation from the Future Fit School of Personal Training on the course options available. Get your questions answered in a Q and A session with our training tutors and a Future Fit qualified PT.

Take the challenge

Fancy yourself as a fitness fanatic? All day we will be inviting people to take part in our squat challenge. Whoever tops the leader board with the largest number of squats in 1 minute will win a PT starter pack containing essential exercise equipment including a spinlock dumbbell set, stop watch and gym ball.

Pay less

Sign up on the day to our REPS Level 3 Complete Diploma in Personal Training and get 15% off the normal price, plus those looking to take our REPs Level 4 Total Immersion Personal Training Diploma will also get a whopping £1000 off the usual price! We’ve got loads more exclusive open day offers not to be missed so book


Legend Ilias Iliadis will be at London Area Universities & Colleges OpenIlias Iliadis


Olympic gold medallist Ilias Iliadis is set to appear at the London Area Universities and Colleges Open on Sunday 24 November 2013 at SportsDock in the University of East London.

The Georgian-born Greek judoka won a gold medal for his home nation Greece at the Athens 2004 Olympics in the 81kg division, aged just 17.

The judo legend also went on to take another gold six years later at the 2010 World Judo Championships in Tokyo in the −90kg category.



It is also fitting that, 18 months after he also took Olympic bronze at London 2012 in the -90kg division, he will also be presenting some of the medals at this event too.

SportsDock itself also has an Judo Olympic connection. It was the place of study for Great Britain’s Olympic silver medallist Gemma Gibbons and is a few minutes walk from the ExCel Centre.

During Iliadis’ stay he will also be a guest of the Budokwai. British Judo's London Area Chairman Peter Blewett said that he hopes that this will be the first in a number future events to promote judo in the capital city.

The university event started four years ago as a BJA development initiative and is coordinated by Karen French, London Area Secretary who has overseen the growth of this competition since its inception.

Her hard work has seen this established as one of the premier university competitions in Britain.

Over the years the event has grown in size and although it is in the London area, it has been known to attract entries from as far as Scotland.

Service Manager Andrew Wilesmith continued: “This event is a great development tool for judoka of all abilities, from elite judoka to newcomers to the sport.

"There is currently a big push on getting colleges and universities to enter it as, as it remains a key part of British Judo." Director of Sport at UEL, David Cosford welcomed SportsDock hosting the event ‘University of East London is looking forward to hosting this event for the second consecutive year. UEL has a proud tradition of success in Judo and our current Judo sports scholars, will ensure this tradition continues in the future.”

To find out more about how to take part in the event which takes place at SportsDock, University of East London, Docklands Campus, University Way, London, E16 2RD, email: or click here for more details.

Olympic medallist leads taekwondo masterclass at UEL

Lutalo MuhammedSportsman Lutalo Muhammad, medal winner at London 2012, visited UEL’s SportsDock today to lead a masterclass in taekwondo for local youngsters interested in the sport.

East London club Gurumu Taekwondo planned to give young people from the local area the opportunity to ‘train with an Olympian’. They got in touch with Lutalo, himself from Walthamstow, to run a taster session and show off some of his Olympic medal-winning moves, which helped the 23 year old take home bronze in the taekwondo men’s competition held at Excel London last summer.

Lutalo said: “I’m really excited to be here today running a session for the kids. I’m going to show them some kicking with the help of the instructors from Gurumu Taekwondo, and then do a quick Q&A at the end. This is my first time at SportsDock and I’m very impressed. It’s state of the art and I’m looking forward to using the facilities.

“After London last summer, I put on a little bit of weight and enjoyed some time off! I’m now right back in it, training and the big focus this year is the Grand Prix in December. That’s going to be the top 32 fighters in the world and the champions will automatically qualify for Rio 2016. I’m aiming for Rio - it’s the foremost thing on my mind right now.”

David Cosford, UEL Director of Sport, added: “At UEL we tirelessly support less traditional sports and we’re delighted to have Lutalo visit us today. The opportunity to have a masterclass from an Olympic medallist, and local East London lad, is such a motivation for the young kids and the turnout has been fantastic. SportsDock is available to the whole community and we encourage individuals, groups and clubs to make the most out of the opportunities available throughout the year.”

Kat Narayanan, Manager at Gurumu Taekwondo said: “We hosted a British taekwondo event at SportsDock a few weeks ago and it went down really well. It’s great for us as we want to hold events in our own area, East London. Today is an excellent opportunity and hopefully we can do more things like this for the borough.”

As well as teaching today at UEL’s SportsDock, Lutalo is also undertaking an interview with BBC Sport ahead of their coverage of the 2013 World Taekwondo Grand Prix taking place 13 – 15 December in Manchester. The interview at Docklands Campus is scheduled to go out on BBC London on Friday 22 November. 


Image: Lutalo Muhammad on the medal's podium at London 2012 and (right) at SportsDock



Lutalo MuhammadUEL SportsDock

London 2012 Olympic Bronze Medallist
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Registration Time: 10.15am
Training Time: 10.30am to 12.00pm
 Completely free!
A free Taekwondo taster session and an opportunity to take a picture with Lutalo and have an autograph.

Everyone welcome!


Nutrition and digestive health workshops coming to SportsDock

Nutrition is a complex subject with a lot of conflicting information and incorrect guidelines. On November 10th Wilde Performance will break down the myths and present research and real-world tested facts that have been used with international athletes and to reverse long-term health issues requiring medication.

  • The nutrition information is presented by internationally capped rugby player and adviser to Men’s Health – Alex Ferentinos. The digestive health information is presented by Cliff and Marta from Wilde Performance. These professionals have years of experience, learning and application and change lives for the better on a weekly basis.


For more information vist here.


5 Star Physique Family Fitness

How to transform your body in just 90 days:

On the 26th of September Neusa Catoja SportsDock's Personal Trainer hosted a 2 hour seminar at SportsDock. There were 30 attendee's and the session created some major breakthroughs in terms of their personal fitness and goals. Everyone left excited, many have already signed up to her limited Christmas 90 day boot camp programme which begins on the 2nd of October. For more information contact Neusa on or visit her website






Leyton OrientSportsDock is pleased to announce a sponsorship deal

with Leyton Orient Football Club for the 2013-14 season.


The deal will see the two organisations working together on a variety of projects over the coming season as well as reciprocal advertising to followers of both institutions.

Part of the deal will see UEL SportsDock branding feature on the Orient Under 16 Academy shirts as an official sponsor for that age group, while there will also be further expansion of student work placements within the club in variety of sports science roles with both the first team and academy age groups, along with marketing, media, community and administration roles.
UEL SportsDock will also be match sponsors for the game against Walsall on September 28th following the university’s fresher week where the Club will be active in their promotion of the game and the club in general.

David Cosgrove, UEL Director of Sport commented, “University of East London is a very ambitious and forward thinking University, and sport is central to our vision to become the number one University for Sport in London. UEL has always attracted local students into Higher Education and a link with our local neighbouring football club, Leyton Orient is a fabulous opportunity. We have over 20,000 students at UEL, and believe they could be a valuable resource to the club in the future.”

Tom Jeffes, Commercial and Business Development Manager for Leyton Orient Football Club commented, “Working with the local university that have world class sports facilities as can be found at SportsDock is a great opportunity for the football club and we are really pleased that UEL see the benefits of associating themselves with East London’s oldest professional football club.” 

He continued, “Our Academy and First Team will work alongside the university’s sports department, utilising the world class facilities, which will hopefully have a positive impact on the Orient players for many years to come.”

The new partnership will be officially launched at the Leyton Orient home fixture against Walsall on Saturday 28th September when UEL SportsDock will be Match Sponsors for the game with representatives from the University attending the game, along with a ticket promotion for students at the university in the lead up to the match day.

The £21 million pound SportsDock facility at the Docklands campus of the University of East London opened ahead of the Olympics and played host to the USA team for the duration, with facilities to suit one of the most successful nations in the history of the Olympic Games.

BUCSSportsDock to Host BUCS finals UEL SportsDock

UEL SportsDock has been announced as the venue for the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) 2014 Final 8s Basketball competition, which will take place the weekend of 15-16 March 2014.

The Final 8s sees the eight best men’s and women’s teams from Universities across Great Britain compete to reach the Championship Finals, and is the latest major basketball event to choose SportsDock as their preferred venue. Players from each of the 16 teams competing next March will be following in the footsteps of basketballers from USA Basketball, Detroit Pistons and GB Basketball who have used the east London facility in the past year.

Yassin Abidou, Campus Sport and Events Officer at the University of East London said “We are delighted and very excited to have been awarded the opportunity to host the BUCS Basketball Final 8s. We’re looking forward to having the top eight university Basketball teams compete at UEL SportsDock. SportsDock’s world-class facilities and staff, will ensure this event is an unforgettable experience for all those that are involved.”

In last year’s competition the University of Worcester beat Leeds Met University 71-62 to win their third consecutive championship gold. This year, UEL's Men's 1st team will be competing in the BUCS trophy for the first time after winning both their BUCS league and Conference Cup last year.

The selection process to identify the host venues was a competitive one with nine different universities expressing their interest, many offering world class facilities. Vikki Campbell, BUCS Major Events Manager added “Selecting the hosts for these events was very difficult and the bids received showcased some of the exceptional facilities we have in our institutions . We received several excellent bids but felt that UEL had the edge and we look forward to working with them to put on a great event next March”.

Sparatan Race

Team UEL will be entering a team of competitor for this year’s Spartan Race UK. This event is a 5km obstacle course taking place in London on Sunday August 25th 2013.

Entry fees will be subsidized and upon entering participants will receive Team UEL merchandise for race day and a Spartan Race training plan.

To enter contact Julian- or for more information visit here.


New Personal trainer at SportsDock

Personal trainer

Neusa Catoja has joined SportsDock's fitness team, offering personal training sessions to all.


She is passionate about teaching clients to take a holistic approach to their health which will lead to long term sustainable results. Her clients will also learn about the benefits of incorporating and balancing strength training, cardiovascular training and nutrition into their health and fitness. 


To book your session or for more information:

Email Neusa or call her 07904625402


New exercise class Programme at SportsDock

From May 20th, SportsDock's exercise class timetable changes. The changes-mainly around the lunchtime sessions, are as a result of members feedback.

To feedback on exercise classes or any other aspect of SportsDock, fill in a comment card at reception.



SportsDock hosts Healthy Hearts event

SportsDock was delighted to welcome students from local school, who were on hand to raise awareness about how to keep a healthy heart for a new health campaign.

Pupils from four Newham schools were part of a showcase event at the University of East London’s new SportsDock building where they demonstrated skipping, emergency lifesaving skills, cricket, zumba, and they took part in a dodgeball tournament. The Hearty Lives Newham campaign, run by the British Heart Foundation, NHS North East London and the City, and Newham Council, has been educating children on how keep a healthy heart and encouraging more physical activity in schools.

Cllr Clive Furness said: “By working with children and young people now, we can change the health profile of Newham in the future, giving children a real chance of healthy future.”

New exercise class for Mums at SportsDock


From Monday 25th March, east London mothers with babies under 4yrs can exercise at SportsDock in the new Mummy Boot Camp.The Mummy Boot Camp class lasts 50 minutes and is a fun circuit based class,that will help new mothers keep fit and have fun at the same time.

Mothers can expect to burn calories, tone and tighten abdominal muscles and burn off excess pregnancy weight. The class starts with a warm up to increase heart rate and then incorporates circuit based exercises to burn calories. These might include jogging (or power walking), lunges, squats, dips on the bench and dyna-band exercises. The class finishes with some Pilates and abdominal exercises and then finally a stretch!

Make friends for yourself and your baby this Spring at SportsDock.

Mummy Boot Camp every Monday 2-2.50pm from 25/03/2013

Prices: £6.50 non members, £6.00 SportsDock members , £5.50 UEL Students

(Please note; There is an additional 50p entrance fee per person to enter SportsDock on each visit.)

Book your place at SportsDock Reception in person or over the phone 020 8223 6888. Non-members can book up to a week in advance, SportsDock members can book up to two weeks in advance. Places are available on a first come first serve basis.

February 2013

Zumba at Fit Fest

SportsDock partnered with RIP Fitness – the well-known personal training and community fitness services provider in the East London area to hold the one day fitness class event – Fit Fest on the 10th February.

More than 300 attendees from all walks of life took part in this electrifying one day event. Delivered by some of the UK’s best fitness class instructors, Fit Fest blended fitness, entertainment and culture into an exhilarating one-day workout.Dance-style classes like Zumba, which mixes the upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography,provided all participants with an effective and total-body workout.

“I enjoyed every minute of it at this class. It’s such a great fun and I can’t wait to do it again,” said participant Sarina Duggall.Holistic-style classes like Yoga and Pilates that utilise a series of exercises to help strengthen the core and develop muscle strength and proper alignment throughout the entire body, proved to be appealing to the majority of participants.
“Yoga involves synchronising the breath with a progressive series of postures which is a process of producing intense internal heat and purifying sweat and detoxifying muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body and a calm mind,” said Instructor Andrea, “I look forward to taking part in such a wonderful event again”.

SportsDock is planning to host such kind of event again in May. For more information about the exercise classes you can try at SportsDock, please visit:



Fit Frenzy takes over sportsDock

SportsDock in association with Rip Fitness wil host the first ever Fit Frenzy event, which will take place on Sunday 10th February 2013. Fit Frenzy will see some of the best instructors from all across the UK, come to SportsDock to deliver their exercise class. All of the sessions will be suitable to all levels of fitness and are guaranteed to be fun and enjoyable.




Arena 1

Hall 1

Arena 1

Hall 2

Dance and Aerobics Studio

11 am

12 Noon

Zumba Party

Akile Alexander

Boot Camp

Dave McQueen

Hatha Yoga

Andrea Stewart

1 pm

Garage Jam

Pauline Thomas

Khai-Bo Freestlye

Body Combat Workout

Robin Persaud


Dee Kissi

2 pm


Chris Roberts

Batty Blitz

Dee Kissi

Funky Stepper

Dave McQueen

3 pm

Bokwa Fun

Aerobic Dance

Akile Alexander


Weininger Irwin

Rip Pump

Robin Persaud

4 pm

Soca Jam

Dave McQueen


Step it with attitude

Pauline Thomas




Tickets are available at



SportsDock Chistmas Opening hours

During the Christmas period SportsDock will have amended opening hours and be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.


Monday 24th December 07.30am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 25th December Closed
Wednesday 26th December Closed
Thursday 27th December 07.30 am - 8.00 pm
Friday 28th December 07.30 am - 8.00 pm
Saturday 29th December 09.00 am - 8.00 pm
Sunday 30th December 09.00 am - 8.00 pm
Monday 31st December 07.30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 1st January Closed
Wednesday 2nd January Normal opening hours resume


SportsDock's exercise classes will not run from Monday 24th December until January 6th inclusive.

Please note that Munch Cafe will open 30 mins after SportsDock and close 30 minutes before SportsDock does every day over the festive season.

SportsDock wishes all it's members and their families a happy Christmas and look forward to welcoming you back for a healthy New Year.he Christmas period SportsDock will have amended opening hours and be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.




SportsDock re-opens

After an exciting couple of weeks with Team USA using SportsDock as their high performance training centre, we have re-opened our doors to everyone once more.

SportsDock has made some changes including adding all Exercise Classes to the Gold membership and changing weekend opening hours at weekends to 9.00 – 20.00.

Ring 020 8223 6888 or visit SportsDock reception for more information.

JULY 2012


Up to and including Sunday 8th July 2012: SportsDock will close our doors to host Team USA at 10:30pm on Sunday 8th July

Monday 9th July to Wednesday 15th August 2012 inclusive: SportsDock is closed to all our customers. If you are a Direct Debit member who has joined before 31st May, you will not have any payments taken in July or August. If you are a pre paid annual member who has joined before 23rd May, the end date of your membership will be extended to 30th June 2013

Thursday 16th August to Saturday 1st September inclusive: At 7:30am on Thursday 16th August (or 6:45am for gold and silver members) SportsDock re-opens to all of our customers. The majority of facilities will be open as normal, but the United States Paralympic team will be utilising Arena Two and this area will remain closed to customers during this period

Sunday 2nd September onwards: SportsDock will re-open fully

We thank you for using SportsDock and apologise for any inconvenience caused during this period.

Year 7 students from across Newham had the opportunity to test Team USA's training base, ahead of their arrival next month, through a pilot project in the Olympic Borough. Every Child a Sports Person (ECASP) is a programme designed to offer the students a chance to work with top class community sports clubs whilst also visiting the excellent new UEL SportsDock facility.

UEL SportsDock in partnership with Newham Council, UEL School of Health, Sport and Bioscience and local sports clubs delivered the ECASP sessions to local schools. Over 250 students took part in the sessions at the new £21million SportsDock facility, with West Ham ABC, London Lynx Volleyball Club, Genesis Futsal club, London Lynx Volleyball club, England Hockey,  London Broncos Rugby League and London Youth Rowing. Students from local schools including Rokeby & Royal Docks school, were also given advice on university life and attending higher education.

Every Child a Sports Person combines introducing students to a range of new sports, whilst also aiming to identify future Olympians through a series of workshops and ability tests. Tests in balance, flexibility, strength, power,  and agility  amongst others were used to determine athletic prowess, results of which are delivered to the school’s as part of feedback after the programme.

David Cosford, Director of Sport at UEL commented "We are delighted to be involved in Every Child a Sports Person, enabling local students the chance to use our brand new sports facility and to develop sports skills outside of those traditionally taught in schools". He continued “Through ECASP we are encouraging students who enjoyed trying a new sport, to join a community clubs and keep involved”.

From September, local schools will have the opportunity to use  UEL SportsDock for weekly activity sessions, sporting competitions or organised school sports days. The  state-of-the-art sports facility, based at University of East London’s Docklands campus,  offers two massive sports arenas and outdoor 5 a-side pitches for schools and groups to utilise at competitive rates.

If the project is successful, Every Child a Sports Person will be delivered to every year 7 student in all 15 secondary schools in Newham - over 4000 students.

May 2012

Londoners swinging a racket at this summer’s London Badminton Bonanza will enjoy a taste of what it is like to be part of the United States Olympic team when the sociable badminton event takes place at the UEL SportsDock in Docklands on 9 & 10th June.

Team USA’s global superstars set up base at the University of East London as part of their Games preparation less than 1 month after the new £21 million state-of-the-art sports complex plays host to the London Badminton Bonanza.

The London Badminton Bonanza -  one of 3 staged by BADMINTON England across the country this summer – is to be used as a test event as the sports complex is fine tuned before the United States squad descend onto the campus.

Back for a 2nd year, the 2012 London Badminton Bonanza will put the UEL SportsDock through a rigorous workout with the event expecting to attract a nationwide entry of over 350 badminton players, covering all age, ability and ethnicity.

This year’s entrants in social, local club and league categories – staged over a full weekend to cater for increased demand - will also be amongst the first to test run the new 20 badminton courts hall following it’s official launch in March..

As a large scale social sporting event aimed at inspiring adults back into sport ahead of this summer’s showpiece event, the London Badminton Bonanza plays a crucial role in BADMINTON England’s legacy plans across the capital city.

In this massive year for British sport, Badminton Bonanzas – in association with Yehlex - will also take part at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham and Liverpool’s Echo Arena during the summer.

Organisers are expecting high levels of interest in all 3 bonanzas as Olympic fever grips the nation.

Entry is now open for the 2012 London Badminton Bonanza on 9th & 10th June at UEL.  Prices start at just £6 for social players to get involved. 

Check out for online entry and more information.

Amateur Boxing Show

SportsDock in partnership with West Ham Boys Boxing Club, will host it's first ever Amateur Boxing Show on Sat 19th of May. The show will consist of 20 bouts including Senior, Youth and School boys, drawing talent from across the UK.

All tickets will be sold on the day and will be on a first come first served basis. Tickets are priced as follows: £10.00 adult, £5.00 junior, UEL student, & concessions.

For more information contact Lianne on 020 8472 3614 or

April 2012

Olympic Weightlifting Course

SportsDock is offering it's members the opportunity to attend a FREE Olympic Weightlifting Course and become part of SportsDock's Olympic Weightlifting Club. Every Wednesday from April 25th, members can learn olympic lifts and improve their techniques in a smalll group session.

The 10 week course is free for Gold and Silver members. For UEL student Bronze members the course will cost £20 and £35 for all other Bronze members.Booking is essential, to book your place or for more information email

find out what our new £21 million sports centre has to offer!

Newham is now home to one of the finest sports centres in the UK. We officially launched on Saturday 24 March and a big thank you to all those who came along to help us celebrate. We hope you had a good day and look forward to seeing you soon!

We had a little help opening SportsDock of course, Ade Adepitan MBE, and four times American Olympic basketball champion and Chef de Mission for Team USA, Teresa Edwards were there to shoot a few hoops and chat to everyone.

If you would like to come and see what SportsDock has to offer you just come and see us!

Location: SportsDock, University of East London, Docklands Campus, University Way London, E16 2RD

Tel: 020 8223 6888

We look forward to welcoming you to SportsDock.


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