Men's Football

hello, we are the essex blades men's football club


Football (or soccer) is a team sport played between 2 teams of 11 players and is one of the world's most popular sports. The game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by getting the ball into the opposing goal, and the team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins.

 

How many teams do we have?

1st team (BUCS South East 2B)
2nd team (BUCS South East 3B)
3rd team (BUCS South East 5D)
4th team (BUCS South East 6B)
5th team - Southend (BUCS South East 7B)

 

Recent honours?

BUCS National Trophy Runners-Up 2015/16 (1st team)
BUCS South Eastern 6B League Champions 2015/16 (4th team)

 

Do I need anything else before I get involved?

Football boots and shinpads are required at all training sessions and matches. Metal studs can only be worn on the grass pitches.
 

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


REGULAR CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS BEGIN THE WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2018.
 

team training

monday | 6-8pm | grass pitches/astro

All team members to attend. No metal studs allowed on the Astro.

 

team training

thursday | 6-8pm | grass pitches/astro

All team members to attend. No metal studs allowed on the Astro.

 
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. Leagues run during Autumn and Spring terms only. For more information, please click here or email Yvan, our University Football Activator.

 

5-a-side indoor league

monday | 1-3pm | sports hall
friday | 12-2pm | sports hall

Teams play in a league format progressing to a knock-out competition. Games are 15-20 minutes long, with maximum squads of 10.

 

11-a-side flexi league

wednesday's | 1-4pm | grass pitches

Games are 50 minutes along, squads can have up to 20 players, with unlimited subs and a few slight adaptations. All games will have qualified referees with games played to FA Rules.

 

active sessions

tuesday | 5-6pm | astro
thursday | 8-9pm | astro

Fancy a kickabout? Just turn up and our student activator will get you into teams for a fun filled and social night.

 

Club committee

 


...

WILLIAM HODDER


PRESIDENT & 3rd team captain
...

mATTHEW LAVERTY


vice-president & welfare officer
...

YVAN GODBY


treasurer
...

oritse-mofe onuwaje


fixtures secretary
...

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social secretary
...

PABLO CHAVES DE NOVA


1ST TEAM CAPTAIN
...

MATTHEW GOSNEY


2ND TEAM CAPTAIN
...

tom abadie


4th TEAM CAPTAIN