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Essex Blades American Football

A project by: Dan Roots



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This project received donations on Mon 22 Oct 2018
Help us raise money towards new training and safety equipment

Who are WE?

The Essex Blades are a growing American Football team competing in the BUCS South East Tier 2 league and are involved with many events at the University, such as Alumni weekend and Derby Day. We rely on a committed group of volunteer coaches who help us improve as a team. Along with the coaches we have a group of players who are very committed in seeing us succeed as a club.

A short summary of our campaign

Our aim is to buy new training and safety equipment in order for us to improve our skills as individuals and overall as a club so we can the team to the next level. The only way to be better is to train better and this equipment will allow us to do that.

Essex blades american football team

I am Daniel and I'm the treasurer and secretary of the club and my goal is to help this club return to greatness. Last year we had over 40 registered players in one of our best seasons in recent history with us reaching the post-season playoffs and finishing 3rd in the league on a record of 4-4. We will be looking to build on this next season with most of the squad returning, plus new players that will be recruited to give us the extra edge to challenge to win the league. In order for us to succeed we need extra training equipment to hone our skills, and this project is the first step in achieving that. These new tackling bags will help us learn safe tacking techniques. With the amount of players in the squad we also need to constantly keep our safety equipment up to date and make sure we can kit up every enthusiastic individual in our ever growing squad.

Where will your money go?

If we raise the money then this will all be spent on new training equipment. The equipment we would buy if we reach the minimum of £500 would be:

  • 2 x Ram Roller Tackle Bags: £159 each
  • 10 x Warrior 7 piece lower pad set: £17.99 each


For those generous enough to donate us their money, we will be excited to offer some interesting rewards.

How to follow our progress throughout the season

Twitter: @essexblades

Instagram: essexblades