• Mental Health First Aid Course - 7th December (1-5pm)£0.00



who are we?

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

With a large range of clubs to chose from, 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 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.

We'll be holding a variety of free, mass participation events across the year.

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want to get involved?

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

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


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YOUR essex BLADES staff & EXECUTIVE committee - 2023-24


joar blume-robertsson

vice-president student experience

dominic king

student activities manager - sport (staff)

hannah mortier

sports coordinator (staff)

joshua osborne

vice president



ashleigh belson 

communications officer

silviu-mircea vilagos

WELFARE officer

bella domenico

club development officer

kasey murphy

Events  officer


community & volunteering

william proudfoot


issy lee

general representative