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 3B)

Recent honours?

Men's 1st team - BUCS National Trophy Winners 2016/17
Men's 1st team - BUCS Premier South Playoff Winners 2017
Men's 1st team - BUCS South East 1A Winners 2015/16 & 2016/17
Essex Blades Coach of the Year 2015/16 - Mark Lloyd


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.

To access training sessions, you will need to become a full/playing member and purchase a 2018/19 Blades Pass (£20) which will provide you with access to your training sessions. If you already have an Essex Sport Membership (either Bronze, Silver or Gold) you do not need to purchase a Blades Pass. You can purchase your Blades Pass here. If you don’t have a PIN already, click on ‘Forgotten your Pin’ and enter your student e-mail address. Here's a help guide if you need it.

* 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 8th october 2018.


THURSday | 8:30-10pm
sports ARENA

All club 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.


3 v 3

tuesday | 7-8pm | sports hall

All abilities welcome. Come along and 'Be social, be active & have fun'


5 v 5 basketball league

friday | 6-8pm | sports hall



Club committee



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