(*A £35 membership fee is required to become a part of the Essex Blades Men's Football Club. This is a one-off payment and will cover weekly training sessions, kit, equipment & transport costs. Football is one of the few Essex Blades clubs that take part in a local league competition on weekends as well as playing in BUCS on a Wednesday, meaning it costs a lot more to run than other sports clubs and requires some student funding. Please do not pay your Football Club membership until after the trials when you have been allocated a team.)
There will be a £2 fee per person to trial for the Men's Football club on Sunday 9th October 2016. This is simply to cover the costs of refreshments and facility hire. Head to the 'What's on' to book your place, or click the relevant link below:
Trial 1 - 11am-1pm (for those living in Keynes, Rayleigh, Tawney, William Morris, Wolfson Court, the Houses and all South Courts) - BOOK HERE
Trial 2 - 1:30pm-3:30pm (for those living in Meadows, Quays, Bertrand Russell, Eddington, off-campus, as well as 2nd and 3rd years) - BOOK HERE
Men’s football is one of the biggest clubs on campus and is the largest sole gender club.
Our teams train on Mondays and Thursdays and play on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Football four times a week!
We have 5 teams at Colchester which allows us to cater for a wide range of abilities, with the 1st team competing in the second tier of BUCS, a very good standard.
All of our teams compete in highly competitive BUCS leagues, 4 of them in the local Saturday leagues as well:
1st team: BUCS South Eastern 1A and Essex & Suffolk Border League Premier Division.
2nd team: BUCS South Eastern 2B and Essex & Suffolk Border League Division 1.
3rd team: BUCS South Eastern 4D and Colchester & East Essex Football League Premier Division.
4th team: BUCS South Eastern 5B.
5th team: BUCS South Eastern 7B.
However the club is not just about football, the social aspect of the club is huge and members will make a lot of new friends which will last throughout their university life. The club has a real community feel and welcomes anyone who would like to get involved in sport at university.
Regular meeting times, socials, events
Freshers Week: Come and try sessions will be on Tuesday the 4th of October 1pm-3pm and Thursday the 6th of October 1pm-3pm. on the grass pitches - Meet the captains and the football committee this year and have a casual kickabout, also useful if you can't attend the trial on Sunday.
--TRIALS-- The trial is split into two sessions on Sunday the 9th of October.
If you're staying in Keynes, Rayleigh, Tawney, William Morris, Wolfson Court, the Houses and all South Courts - Trial from 11am-1pm
Meadows, Quays, Bertrand Russell, Eddington, off-campus, as well as 2nd and 3rd years, your trial is from 1.30-3.30pm
Please arrive well before the start time!
Club Training Times:
Monday and Thursday 6-7.30pm on grass or astro pitches.
Just Play Session: Thursays 5-6 - Activity hall 3
Games: Saturdays (Essex and Suffolk Border League and Colchester and East Essex League) and Wednesdays (BUCS).
Social: We have our socials on Wednesday nights. We also have Christmas and end of year meals, as well as our annual tour to Salou in Spain for SalouFest with hundreds of other university sports clubs
Men’s football aims to cater for a wide range in ability levels and look to get every member involved in competitive matches with high quality training.
Improve on an already high performance in BUCS and in the Saturday leagues.
Sport can play a huge part in the integration to uni life for first years, so we seek to actively encourage the inclusion of Freshers, adding to the already healthy social side of the club.