Wednesday 18 Jul
Updated Wednesday 18 Jul 17:10

University of East London and Foundation Students help organise United World Games

West Ham United’s Foundation has once again broken boundaries by being the first university programme to play a part in the events organisation of the United World Games. 

Fifteen Applied Community Sports degree students headed over to Klagenfurt, Austria from the 18 – 25 July to help organise the huge intercultural global sports event. There were 11,000 participants from schools and colleges across the world, who competed against each other in 12 different sports across three days. 

The United World Games was a massive platform for the students to practically learn and grow as professionals in the sports sector. It allowed the students to not only practice their skills in a different culture and environment, but to help connect with likeminded athletes and individuals from across the world. 

Applied Community Sports Students at the United World Games

Upon returning from Austria student George Glock said, “This was one of my main highlights from my degree programme and the United World Games.

“Being together with a hardworking group of professionals and students really made the experience worthwhile. I have created such amazing memories that I will cherish forever and fell that being a part of this event will benefit me professionally for my future career. “

George’s fellow student Claire Mason added “As students studying on the West Ham United Foundation degree, we were offered a truly unique opportunity to work at the United World Games where we were able to see the way sport can bring cultures together”

“I have made countless unforgettable memories from the United World Games.”

The Students helping to organise the United World Games

The UEL and West Ham United Foundation degree is a unique opportunity for students to learn more practically about the world of sport, including a focus on sports science, coaching techniques and inclusion in sport. 

Andrew Griffiths, Higher Education Officer said of the course “Here at West Ham United Foundation, we provide a unique university degree programme in collaboration with University of East London that offers our students the opportunity to practically learn and grow as professionals in the field of sport.”

“The link between the Foundation and the University of East London allows our students to experience a multitude of platforms to learn and develop as professionals.”

“The West Ham United Foundation and United World Games developed a unique partnership this year and with both companies having an extremely similar ethos underpinning their work and an interest in bringing communities together through sport, we had a natural synergy and passion to work together”

If you are interested in attending the United World Games as a school or college, or interested in joining the Applied Community Sports degree programme please email