hello, we are the essex blades futsal club
Futsal is a fast-paced, five-a-side game, normally played on a flat indoor pitch with hockey sized goals and a size four ball with a reduced bounce. It is played to touchlines and all players are free to enter the penalty area and play the ball over head-height. Games are 20 minutes per half, played to a stopping clock (similar to basketball) with time-outs permitted. Most goals scored, wins.
How many teams do we have?
Men's 1st team (BUCS South East 2B)
Women's 1st team (BUCS South East 1A)
Men's 2nd team (BUCS South East 2B)
Men's 1st - 3rd Place at BUCS Super 8's 2016/17
Essex Blades Bronze Standard Club - 2017/18, 2018/19
Do I need anything else before I get involved?
Trainers/Indoor Football boots and shinpads to be worn at training and matches.
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.
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 club training sessions, play in BUCS matches and means they are insured against injury whilst at training and matches for the Futsal 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*.
Men's team training only.
All club members welcome.
Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.
* 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.
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 or email Sarah, our University Football Development Officer.
WOMEN'S ONLY ACTIVE SESSION
Fancy a kickabout? Just turn up and our student activator will get you into teams for a fun filled and social night. £2 per session.
Fancy a kickabout? Just turn up and our student activator will get you into teams for a fun filled and social night. £3 per session.