National South Central returns to action
20th May 2013After a weekend with no games, the BAFANL 2013 National South Central Division returns to action this weekend with a bang!
In this weekends games, the Maidstone Pumas face a tough task when they entertain the table-topping Bedfordshire Blue Raiders, and a rivalry is renewed when the Milton Keynes Pathfinders take on the Watford Cheetahs.
The Spartans continue their preparations for the next game against Kent Exiles on June 2nd with a training session held at our home ground of Hannakins Farm.
Senior and junior training on Sunday, May 26th will be held at Hannakins Farm, with an 12pm start.
Essex Spartans 0 - 14 Milton Keynes Pathfinders
The Spartans saw their early-season struggles continue with a 0-14 defeat at the hands of the Milton Keynes Pathfinders
Essex Spartans 12 - 20 Kent Exiles
The Spartans dropped their second game of the season, going down 12-20 to the Kent Exiles under the floodlights in the Battle For The Bridge
Essex Spartans 0 - 6 Bedfordshire Blue Raiders
The Spartans kicked of their 2013 season with a shaky start, losing 0-6 to rivals the Bedfordshire Blue Raiders
Cecil Martin visits the Spartans
11th April 2013The Spartans would like to thank Sky NFL TV presenter and former NFL player Cecil Martin for his recent visit to Hannakins Farm, which was an incredible success.
Cecil conducted an hour-long coaching session for children between the ages of 10-18, followed by an hour of questions and answers, a short speech, and some time for autographs and photographs. With the April showers holding off just long enough, the training session was well attended with various members of the Spartans coaching staff and senior team able to assist Cecil and learn from the great man himself.
The motivational skills of Cecil were evident in his address to those attending the event, and some interesting questions provoked some truly insprirational responses.
For more, read our special report written by the Spartans own Conor Porter here. Additionally, the Spartans were delighted to be joined by Emma Webb, a freelance sports journalist who has had her article and interview with Cecil published on the Sport.co.uk website - the article can be found here, with the interview here. Great work by both Conor and Emma!
Thanks again Cecil!
Youth team going from strength to strength
18th March 2013With the new season just around the corner, the Spartans are taking huge steps to prepare themselves for the future.
We are delighted to announce our junior team has been awarded 30 sets of training equipment from the BAFANL KickStart program, and delivery has now been taken.
This equipment will allow the Spartans Youth team to enjoy fully-kitted practises and training sessions as they look to build on the overwhelming popularity shown at our recent trial dates, and continue to progress as an important part of the Spartans family.
It's never too late to get involved in the Spartans Youth program - come down to a training session, any Sunday at Hannakins farm, or visit the new youth section of our website to get in touch!
BLACK TIDE'S COMING!