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Sportsafe are the proud sponsor of University of Essex based, WBBL basketball franchise the Essex Rebels, formerly known as the Essex Blades


The Essex Rebels are a Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) franchise based at the Essex Sport Arena, University of Essex Colchester Campus. The Rebels entered the Basketball England National League for the 2015/16 season, winning the National Women’s Cup in their first year.

The Rebels enjoyed a passionate debut season in the WBBL in 2018/19, putting up a spirited fight against tough opposition across the country.

Essex Rebels Head Coach, Tom Sadler, is looking forward to building on their success over the 2019/20 season and strengthening their grip on the league.

The Rebels are no stranger to success.

During the 2017/18 season, the team recorded 20 victories and just one defeat on their way to the NBL Division 1 title, as well as booking another National Cup appearance, along with the Play-Off Final.

The team have also gained back-to-back promotions in BUCS and were the 2017/18 season’s BUCS Premier South winners with a 10-0 record in their first season at that level.

Sportsafe have been the proud sponsors of the Essex Rebels since 2015 and continue to support them to help achieve their long-term goals.

Follow the Essex Rebels success via their Twitter account: @EssexRebels


Date Opposition Result
27/09/19 Durham Palatinates (H)
29/09/19 City of Sheffield Hatters (A)
05/10/19 Durham Palatinates – CUP (A)
13/10/19 Durham Palatinates (H)
20/10/19 Leicester Riders (A)
27/10/19 Newcastle Eagles (A)
02/11/19 Sevenoaks Suns (H)
24/11/19 Nottingham Wildcats (H)
01/12/19 City of Sheffield Hatters (A)
15/12/19 Caledonia Pride (A)
22/12/19 Manchester Mystics (H)
04/01/20 Oaklands Wolves – CUP (A)
11/01/20 Cardiff Met Archers (H)
19/01/20 BA London Lions (A)
02/02/20 BA London Lions (H)
08/02/20 Leicester Riders (H)
15/02/20 Durham Palatinates (A)
23/02/20 Sevenoaks Suns (A)
29/02/20 Newcastle Eagles (H)
08/03/20 Nottingham Wildcats (H)
22/03/20 City of Sheffield Hatters (H)
28/03/20 Manchester Mystics (A)
05/04/20 Oakland Wolves (H)
11/04/20 Cardiff Met Archers (A)
19/04/20 Caledonia Pride (H)

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