hello, we are the essex blades men's basketball club

Basketball is a fast-paced team sport played with 5 players on each side. The aim of the game is to score more points than the other team in 4 x 10 minute periods by shooting the ball into the basket 10 feet above the ground. You can dribble and pass to keep the ball moving and help you to get past opponents trying to stop you from scoring.


How many teams do we have?

Men's 1st team (BUCS Premier South)
Men's 2nd team (BUCS South East 2B)
Men's 3rd team (BUCS South East 5A)


At Essex we strive to provide innovative, athlete-centred programmes in our focus sports; Volleyball, Basketball and Rugby sevens. We also offer sports scholarships to ultra-talented athletes, providing coaching and support services, plus a free kit. More information can be found here: Performance Basketball at Essex.


Recent honours?

Men's 1st - BUCS National Trophy Winners - 2016/17
Men's 1st - BUCS Premier South Playoff Winners - 2017
Men's 1st - BUCS South East 1A Winners - 2016/17
Men's 2nd - BUCS South East 3B Winners - 2018/19
Men's 3rd - BUCS South East 4B Winners - 2021/22
Essex Blades Bronze Standard Club - 2017/18


Do I need anything else before I get involved?

Suitable non-marking trainers/Basketball shoes. Gumshields are optional.

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 (term time only) for 2022-23. 






club training

Monday| 12:00-2pm
sports arena

All members welcome. 

club training

friday | 12:00-14:00pm
sports arena

All members welcome.

club training

friday | 3:15-4:05pm
sports hall

All members welcome.

club training

Friday | 4:05-5pm
sports hall

All members welcome. 

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












looking for a different way to play?

Through Essex Sport, we also offer different ways to play the sports you love. Join our Social Basketball Active sessions, by booking your place via the Essex Sport App! Want to learn more about our 5v5 Basketball league, contact Stan, one of our Sport Development Coordiantors, at 

For more information, please click here.


social basketball

tuesday 7-8pm (Sport Arena)

Students can sign up for the social sessions on the Essex Sport App. 


5 v 5 basketball league

friday 6.15-8pm (Sports hall)

Teams play in a league format before progressing to a knock out competition. Open to all.


Club committee









welfare officer






Key documents

risk assessment