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.
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
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.
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.
* Please note that due to COVID-19 we are identifying what activities are able to be played in line with UK Government and National Governing Bodies for sport guidelines. Due to this, we have suspended playing memberships until we have a clearer picture of training and competition opportunities for 2020/21.
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 the member to attend all training sessions throughout the academic year, play in BUCS matches and means they are insured against injury whilst at all training sessions and matches for the Men's Basketball 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.
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
REGULAR CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS resume tHE WEEK COMMENCING tbc*.
* Please note that due to COVID-19 we are identifying what activities are able to be played in line with UK Government and National Governing Bodies for sport guidelines. Due to this, we have suspended playing memberships until we have a clearer picture of training and competition opportunities for 2020/21. This page will be updated once this has been confirmed.
*Due to national lockdown, training sessions are currently suspended.
Monday | 8:45-10pm
All club members welcome. Please note: due to COVID restrictions, training sessions are likely to be split to allow for more capacity..
Thursday | 8:45-10pm
All club members welcome. Please note: due to COVID restrictions, training sessions are likely to be split to allow for more capacity.
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. For more information, please click here.
Held by basketball coaches, you will learn, develop and have fun in this hour long session.
5 v 5 league
Teams play in a league format before progressing to a knock out competition. Open to all.