who are we?

The Essex Blades is the collective name for all of our Students' Union Sports Clubs at the University of Essex.

With 46 Sports clubs, there's something for everyone.

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what do we do? 

Our clubs train together throughout the year, with many competing in a variety of local and national competitions.

We have over 60 teams competing regularly against other institutions in BUCS, as well as opportunities for our members to represent the Blades individually in national BUCS competitions.

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off the field

As well as our Sports Clubs holding regular socials, we offer a wide variety of events for our Blades members.

The Sports Awards, Derby Day, Essex Cup and Alumni Weekend are just some of the fantastic events going on throughout the year.


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fancy something different?

Then try Just Play! It's our social sport programme based around getting active, making friends and having fun.

Whether you're a complete beginner or you simply just enjoy playing sport now and again, we've got something for everyone.

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want to get involved?

You can join a sports club today (or more than one if you wish) by visiting www.essex.su/sport and purchasing your club membership.

If you're not sure on anything, you can drop us an email at blades@essex.ac.uk and we'll be happy to help.


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YOUR essex BLADES staff & EXECUTIVE committee


sam miles

vice-president student activities

dominic king

sports development manager

lewis higgins

sports coordinator

emma sainty

bucs & events coordinator

josh houston

essex blades treasurer

bethanie watts

essex blades communications officer

cara jenkins

essex blades welfare officer

chloe soto

essex blades club development officer

victoria allen

essex blades events officer


essex blades general representative