hello, we are the essex blades volleyball club
Volleyball is essentially a more complicated game of "don’t let the balloon touch the floor". Both teams can have up to 12 players within the squad, with 6 players on the court at a time. To win, you have to beat the opposition within 5 sets. In each set, you have to be the first to 25 points, ensuring you beat the opponent with 2 clear points. You can win points through serving, spiking, blocking and also making errors.
How many teams do we have?
Men's 1st team (BUCS Premier South)
Women's 1st team (BUCS Premier South)
Men's 2nd team (BUCS South East 2B)
Women's 2nd team (BUCS South East 2B)
At Essex we strive to provide innovative, athlete-centred programmes in our focus sports; Volleyball, Basketball and Rugby sevens. We also offer sports scholarships to ultra-talented athletes, providing coaching and support services, plus a free kit. More information can be found here: Performance Volleyball at Essex.
Men's 1st - BUCS Premier South Winners - 2016/17, 2018/19
Men's 1st - BUCS Championship Winners - 2018/19
Men's 1st - Volleyball England Student Cup Winners - 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19
Women's 1st - Volleyball England Student Cup Winners - 2018/19
Women's 1st - BUCS Premier South Runners-Up - 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19
Men's 2nd - BUCS South East 2B Winners - 2016/17
Men's 2nd - BUCS South East Conference Cup Winners - 2016/17
Women's 2nd - BUCS South East 3B Winners - 2018/19
Essex Blades Bronze Standard Club - 2016/17
Essex Blades Team of the Year - Men's Volleyball 2nd - 2016/17
Essex Blades Team of the Year - Men's Volleyball 1st - 2018/19
Do I need anything else before I get involved?
Kneepads and indoor trainers are helpful but both are not an essential.