Led by performance coach, and UEFA B licensed coach Pedro Bruno, the football programme at the University has being growing at a fast pace in the last couple years.
The women’s first team compete in the BUCS Premier South Division and the men’s in the South Eastern 1A.
We are also proud that at Essex we are a FA Women's Football High Performance Centre too, supporting and developing the future women's game coaches from around the South-East and our students.
As a student at Essex, you'll benefit from not only our first-class sporting facilities, but unique partnerships with Football Clubs, such as Ipswich Town Billericay Town, Hashtag United, AFC Sudbury, and West Ham United Women too.
"The University of Essex was a successful and enjoyable journey for me, captaining a growing 1st team whilst achieving a first-class degree in BSc Economics. Being captain became a driving force of mine, especially as the social side of Men’s Football became a growing part of my university experience. I would never have expected this when I first joined, but it was important to balance this out with my degree - not overly focussing on either of the two. The programme was key to our development, both individually and as a team with improved physical and mental support. Furthermore we had several volunteering opportunities, allowing us to help the community and the university, along with ourselves."