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Essex continued their strong BUCS season Wednesday, completing another week with an overall win rate above 50%. Some of those wins were also enough to clinch league titles and ensure further progress in the cup as we chase some end of season silverware.

There's also another episode of Blades TV - featuring highlights of recent Blades action and an interview with Luke and Henry from our Squash Club.



Fencing Women’s 2nd played City Women’s 1st in the quarter-final of the cup. Essex unfortunately lost the first weapon, Sabre, 35-45. During the second weapon (Foil) City were leading by 10 points, however through great teamwork the Blades made a comeback ultimately winning 45-30. This meant Essex took the lead going into the final match, but only by 5 points. The Blades fought hard and through an impressive performance won the final weapon (Épée). The final result was Essex 125-106 City, which means the Women’s 2nd team reached the semi-final of the cup.

Football Women’s 1st continued their winning streak, beating UCL 4-0. The Blades have remained unbeaten all season and this result means Essex have now won their league, despite still having two more league matches ahead of them. Tier 1 Football awaits Essex next season, but not before the chance to complete a league and cup double which would crown an incredible year.

Football Women's 1st after their 4-0 win over UCL, crowning them league champions.


Football Women’s 2nd have also been on a winning streak, having won every match so far this term. They continued their excellent run with a 4-3 win over UCL on Wednesday, and currently sit joint first in their league looking to finish the season on a high.

Football Women's 2nd continued their strong run of form with a 4-3 win away at UCL.


This week saw the conclusion of all BUCS Premier divisions, in which our 4 Performance Sport teams achieved outstanding results:

  • Basketball Women's 1st - 1st
  • Basketball Men's 1st - 2nd
  • Volleyball Women's 1st - 2nd
  • Volleyball Men's 1st - 1st

All 4 teams progress through to the quarter-finals of the BUCS Championships, all taking place at home on Wednesday 26th February in the Sports Arena/Hall. Support will be greatly welcomed!



Fixtures: 40
Won: 23
Drew: 2
Lost: 15
Winning Percentage: 57.5%

In 2018/19, Essex recorded a winning percentage of 48.7% from 39 fixtures during Week 14.





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