2 teams of up to 50 players wearing helmets and shoulder pads attempt to move the ball down field to score a touchdown or a field goal. Each team has 11 players on the field at any time, with different line ups for offensive and defensive plays. There are unlimited substitutions throughout the game, which is made up of 4 x 15 minute quarters. The team scoring the most points wins.
Mixed 1st team (BUCS South East 1A)
BUCS South East 2A Winners - 2018/19
BUCS South Challenge Cup Winners - 2018/19
Essex Blades Bronze Standard Club - 2017/18
Sports Awards Team of the Year Nominee - 2019/20, 2020/21
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22 Blades Newcomer of the Year - Firat Bora Dögmen - 2021/22
To get involved, all you need is some boots and a gumshield, the club can provide all the other equipment necessary. No previous expierence is needed and all players of all sizes are welcome.
To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.
* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.
By purchasing a membership you are agreeing to the club's code of conduct.
Allows you to attend Come & Try sessions and Trials (and provides insurance cover at these sessions), vote in club elections, added to the club mailing list and receive a discount on Sports Fed tickets.
Includes all benefits of basic membership but also allows you to attend all club training sessions, compete for the club and means you are insured against injury whilst at training sessions and competitions for the Essex Blades American Football Club.
Allows you to attend general club training session (although not team specific ones), vote in elections, added to the club mailing list and means you are insured against injury whilst at that Sports Clubs session.
Includes all benefits of playing membership but also included your kit hire for the full academic year.
Please note, as memberships have to be uploaded to the Essex Sport system manually, it may take 3-5 working days before you are able to book onto your session via the Essex Sport app and attend training sessions. Should you have any problems, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All members welcome.
All members welcome. Training will take place on Sundays when no BUCS match is scheduled.