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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 as of the 2018/19 season, 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.

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 this season’s BUCS Premier South winners with a 10-0 record in their first season at that level.

Essex Rebels Head Coach, Mark Lloyd, is looking forward to the challenge of moving into the WBBL after success for the team in the NBL and BUCS competitions over the past four seasons.

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
30/09/18 Sevenoaks Suns (H) L 35-93
06/10/18 Durham Palatinates (H) L 80-91
13/10/18 Nottingham Wildcats (H) L 80-104
28/10/18 Cardiff Met Archers (H) L 67-73
03/11/18 Leicester Riders (H) L 75 – 98
24/11/18 Manchester Mystics (H) L 84-87
25/11/18 Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters (A) L 57-104
02/12/18 Newcastle Eagles (H) W 103 – 90
09/12/18 Caledonia Pride (A) L 55-71
15/12/18 Oaklands Wolves (A) L 43-62
22/12/18 BA London Lions (H) L 50-81
06/01/19 Sevenoaks Suns (A) L 45-81
13/01/19 Durham Palatinates (A) L 74-75
19/01/19 Cardiff Met Archers (A) W 78-65
03/03/19 Leicester Riders (A) L 86-81
16/03/19 Newcastle Eagles (A) L 77-58
24/03/19 Caledonia Pride (H) W 88-57
30/03/19 Nottingham Wildcats (A) L 64-75
06/04/19 Manchester Mystics (A) L 66-85
11/04/19 Durham Palatinates (H) L 56-100
14/04/19 Oaklands Wolves (H) L 60-77
20/04/19 Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters (H) L 66-76
21/04/19 BA London Lions (A) L 76-89

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