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Partnership Announcement: Athlete Origin and East London Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball Team

Posted by Angus Gilmour • Posted on January 28, 2022

We’re delighted to announce that Athlete Origin has entered a partnership with East London Phoenix Wheelchair Women’s Basketball team.

The East London Phoenix are the University of East London’s first sporting franchise and will form part of the inaugural Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Premier League – the first professional para sport league in the UK.

Athlete Origin will be the team’s career consultation provider, providing career services and support to the Phoenix players.

East London High Performance Sport Manager Will Ashby said, “It’s great to have Athlete Origin become a partner of East London Phoenix. As a club we want to provide the best opportunities for our players in terms of education and future careers and we think they offer this to our players. Our Phoenix players are in good hands with Angus and his team”.

Athlete Origin Founder Angus Gilmour commented, “We’re delighted to be the official career consultation provider for East London Phoenix. This partnership very much aligns with Athlete Origin’s founding mission, so the opportunity to be involved with the UK’s first ever professional para sport league is something we couldn’t pass up. We’re excited about this partnership and look forward to providing our career services and support to the elite athletes involved”.

We’ll be cheering the Phoenix in their first match against the Cardiff Met Archers this evening at 7pm. Watch live on the British Wheelchair Basketball Youtube channel!