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

Basketball is a non-contact team sport played with 5 players on each side. The game is 40 minutes long divided into 4 quarters of 10 minutes. The aim of the game is to shoot a ball through the basket while being defended by the players from the other team.  When a basket is scored during a regular game it is worth 2 points. A player can also score a three point basket from behind the three-point line. If a player was fouled they shoot 2 free throws worth one point each. The team with the most points wins.

How many teams do we have?

Women's 1st team (BUCS Premier South)
Women's 2nd team (BUCS South East 2B)


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?

Women's 1st - BUCS South East 1A Winners - 2016/17
Women's 1st - BUCS National Trophy Runners-Up - 2016/17
Essex Blades Team of the Year - Women's 1st - 2017/18
Women's 1st - BUCS Premier South Winners - 2017/18, 2018/19
Women's 2nd - BUCS South East 3B Winners - 2018/19
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2018/19


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.


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 scadmin@essex.ac.uk  

Training times


club training

tHURSday | 8:30-10pm

All playing 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. For more information, please click here.



tuesday | 7-8pm
sports hall

Held by basketball coaches, you will learn, develop and have fun in this hour long session while making new friends who share your interests.

Club committee



atlanta cousins-robinson


valentina querzoli


talitha divila


sze liu