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)


Recent honours?

Men's 1st team - BUCS Premier South Winners 2016/17
Men's 1st team - Volleyball England Student Cup Winners 2016/17
Women's 1st team - BUCS Premier South Runners-Up 2016/17
Women's 1st team - Volleyball England Student Cup Runners-Up 2016/17
Men's 2nd team - BUCS South East 2B Winners 2016/17
Men's 2nd team - BUCS South East Conference Cup Winners 2016/17
Essex Blades Bronze Standard Club - 2016/17
Essex Blades Team of the Year 2016/17 - Men's Volleyball 2nd team


Do I need anything else before I get involved?

Kneepads and indoor trainers are helpful but both are not an essential.

Join us*

To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.

To access training sessions, you will need to become a full/playing member and purchase a 2018/19 Blades Pass (£20) which will provide you with access to your training sessions. If you already have an Essex Sport Membership (either Bronze, Silver or Gold) you do not need to purchase a Blades Pass. You can purchase your Blades Pass here. If you don’t have a PIN already, click on ‘Forgotten your Pin’ and enter your student e-mail address. Here's a help guide if you need it.

* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.


Training times



men's bucs 2nd team

tuesday | 4-6pm | SPORTS ARENA

Men's 2nd team training.


women's bucs 2nd team

friday | 4-6pm | SPORTS ARENA

Women's 2nd team training.


Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.



Club committee



logan zotovich


lola odulaja


piyusha boteju




lois chitticks

welfare officer