There will be a limited number of spaces at each trial, and trialists must pre-book to guarantee their space at a session. A £3 trial fee is required per player to help contribute to the cost of pitch hire and refreshments. Spaces can be booked for your chosen session below.
Trialists can turn up and pay £3 on the day, although a space is not guaranteed due to a maximum capacity of 40 people per trial session. Trials will take place on the Grass Pitches, so please wear appropriate boots. Shinpads must be worn. Students are only eligible to trial once, to allow everyone an equal opportunity.
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.
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)
BUCS National Trophy Runners-Up 2015/16 (1st team)
BUCS South Eastern 6B League Champions 2015/16 (4th team)
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2021/22
Football boots and shinpads are required at all training sessions and matches. Metal studs can only be worn on the grass pitches.
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.
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.
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.
Open to all students.