Fantastic opportunity for players to get sports scholarships
Millwall Lionesses are delighted to announce a new partnership with University of East London (UEL) in a deal which will benefit both the players and the University.
The link between the Lionesses and UEL will allow players from the club to get sports scholarships at UEL – and will mean they will be able to play for the University women’s team.
Millwall will also provide coaching to UEL's women’s football club with Lionesses' manager Dan Mlinar appointed the UEL coach.
"The partnership is a great opportunity to develop a strong women's football team at UEL," said Dan. "For the Lionesses, it's about keeping more players in the system for longer and maintaining the highest possible standard."
Matthew Tansley, High Performance Sport Manager at UELSports, said: "
This partnership reflects our ambition to deliver a leading women's university football programme that supports the entire spectrum of performance, from grass roots to elite level competition.
"It also reflects our commitment to women's sport and being able to deliver world-class support to those elite athletes wishing to balance elite sport with education.
"Ultimately our programme will be judged on our ability to develop players and our team’s success. In Millwall we believe we have the right partner to deliver both."
The Lionesses players are very excited about the venture according to first team ace Lilly Maple. She added: "It’s going to be a great experience. and be good to be part of the team as we progress over the coming years, as well as experience what university life is all about."