Men's Football

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

Men's Football Trials - 1
5th October 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Grass Pitches, University of Essex
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Men's Football Trials - 2
5th October 4pm - 6pm
Grass Pitches, University of Essex
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Men's Football Trials - 3
6th October 10:30am - 12:30pm
Grass Pitches, University of Essex
Men's Football Trials - 4
6th October 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Grass Pitches, University of Essex
Men's Football Trials - 5
6th October 4pm - 6pm
Grass Pitches, University of Essex
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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 (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)
Essex Blades Bronze Standard Club - 2018/19


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.

* 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


1st & 2nd's

monday | 6-8pm | grass pitches

Training for the Men's 1st and 2nd teams only.


3rd, 4th & 5th's

monday | 6-8pm | stp / astro

Training for the Men's 3rd, 4th & 5th teams only. No metal studs allowed on the Astro.


club training

thursday | 6-8pm | grass pitches

All club 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. Leagues run during Autumn and Spring terms only. For more information, please click here or email Sarah, our University Football Development Officer.


5-a-side indoor league

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

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


11-a-side flexi league

wednesday | 12-4pm | 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 | 5-6pm | 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




Duaine Nwadikwa


mAx matchett

vice-president & SOCIAL SECRETARY



alexander foresythe

welfare officer

michael ioannou

social secretary

matthew gosney

social media officer

ben diment

1st xi captain

ty bond

2nd XI captain

german loperena gomez-acebo

3rd XI captain

trevor ayeni

charity & fundraising officer


4th xi captain