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The Tribe

Crowd at Rebels match

Meet The Tribe

The Tribe is the official University of Essex student section bringing student fans together to stand behind all representative sport teams at Essex and create of the best home advantages in the country.

We proudly boast the proudest, loudest, and most inclusive supporters club in the UK. You don’t need to be a star on the court or out on the field to join The Tribe. No matter where we play, or who we play, we make the gameday experience at Essex truly unforgettable and put you in the middle of the action.

Essex Students receive FREE admission to all Rebels and BUCS sporting events with their Essex I.D.

Back your team, feel the vibe, Join the TRIBE

Group of students wearing Tribe tshirts outside Essex Sport Arena

Membership Perks

There’s more to being a Tribe member than just leading chants, waving flags, and supporting our teams. Your membership to this exclusive supporter’s club gets you the following:

  • Receive a free official Tribe black or red t-shirt at our exclusive t-shirt drop events.
  • Exclusive Tribe gameday giveaways and prizes
  • Invitations to exclusive events such as team meetings, pre-match meet ups, and social sport tournaments.
  • Invitations to exclusive socials to help you connect with other likeminded students with a passion for all things Essex and all things sport (includes some free food!)
  • Access to special offers throughout the season including food and merchandise promotions at selected games
  • Dedicated Tribe seating in the Essex Sport Arena
  • Additional 200 Rebel Rewards loyalty points for joining The Tribe.

Join the Tribe

If you want to join The Tribe or are interested in helping lead the student section, fill out our short form today.

Is there a cost to joining The Tribe?

No. Joining The Tribe is completely free.

Where can I pick-up my t-shirt?

You can pick up your official free Tribe t-shirts at one of our t-shirt drops throughout the year which will be communicated through our social media channels.

How do I find the most up to date information about The Tribe?

To receive up-to-date information about The Tribe and to be notified of all upcoming events, follow us on social media:

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