The introduction of free sport and Just Play has meant a fantastic increase in sports attainment. Students now have the opportunity to try new sports and then compete for the Essex Blades Sports Federation against other Universities.

 The increased membership has led to great success. Not only have the teams won 8 BUCS conference leagues, 2 conference cups, 2 individual Gold medals and 1 bronze medal. The university has also risen in the BUCS national rankings from 45th to 35th. Our highest ever.