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 10feet 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)

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
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.

Training times

Please note, club training times listed below are during University term-time only. regular training begins week commencing monday 7th october 2019.

BUCS 2ND & 3rd TEAMs

THURSday | 7-10pm
sports ARENA

All team members welcome. Non-marking shoes must be worn.



























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.



tHURSday | 5-6pm | sports ARENA

Held by basketball coaches, you will learn, develop and have fun in this hour long session.


5 v 5 league

friday | 6-8pm | sports hall

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


Club committee