hello, we are the essex blades AMERICAN FOOTBALL club

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. 


How many teams do we have?

Mixed 1st team (BUCS South East 1A)

Recent honours?

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


Do I need anything else before I get involved?

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.

Join us*

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.

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

Training times

please see below the training scedhule for 2022-23. 



club training

GRASS PITCHES (training grid 2b)

All members welcome.


club training

THURSDAY | 8-10pm
GRASS PITCHES (training grid 2b)

All members welcome.

club training

sundays | 11:00-12:30
GRASS PITCHES (training grid 2b)

All members welcome. Training will take place on Sundays when no BUCS match is scheduled.

Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.



Club committee




tom johns


dan seacroft


toby crome

welfare officer

seun oshin

kit manager

Ollie markham





executive ADVISOR

tekai scott

volunteering officer

amo sahota

alumni officer

zeno christy


samuel foley

fundraising officer

matt davidson

covid officer


Key documents

risk assessment