Spartans unveil partnership with MyProtein
21st May 2015
The Spartans are pproud to announce our new partnership with sports nutrition provicer, MyProtein.
This partnership allows our followers to receive an amazing 8% discount on any orders placed by entering the discount code SPARTANS.
Make sure you drop them a visit!
Success! Spartans claim first victory of 2015
17th May 2015
The Spartans seniors finally claimed their first victory of the season on Sunday, defeating the visiting Ipswich cardinals 24-14.
On a glorious sunny day, the Spartans put together one of their better performances of the year to down the travelling Cardinals, and give ehtier season a much-needed jolt. The full report can be found here.
In other senior action, the London Hornets defeated the Wembley Stallions 32-12. This weekend, the Bury Saints will face the London Blitz B.
This weekend sees the youngest Spartans, the U17 team, host their home tournament for 2015 on Saturday, May 23rd.
With the team currently sitting fourth in the table, victories will be required in both games if they hope to take a hold on a playoff spot. Those victories won't come easily, however, as the visiting teams are the London Blitz, and Kent Exiles.
The tournament begins with the first game at 1pm. With plenty of free parking, a licensed bar, and food on-site, come down to Hannakins Farm to enjoy a hopefully sunny Saturday and an exciting tournament of football!
Spartans Secure Waitrose Funding Opportunity
18th May 2015
The Essex Spartans Academy have been selected to be part of the Waitrose Community Matters Funding Scheme for the month of June.
Waitrose shoppers are afforded a green token at the checkout in Waitrose stores nationwide, giving them the opportunity to pledge their token to a charity or community project chosen by Waitrose whom donate accordingly.
For the month of June, the Billericay High Street store will sport the Spartans Academy alongside their existing organisations to receive a share of Waitrose’s donations.
Academy Head Coach Steve Watson said: “We are very, very grateful to Billericay Waitrose for allowing our young people to be a part of their generosity in this way.
“For our young men and women, the opportunity to play fully kitted, competitive American Football under the age of 18 simply wouldn’t exist without these vital injections of funding from businesses like Waitrose, and our wonderful club sponsors.
“Any funding we receive from this venture will go towards upgrading our training equipment, providing our young people with a safer and more professional experience.”
The Essex Spartans Organisation thank existing club sponsors Don’s of Dunmow for their continued support of the Academy.
The Essex Spartans Academy is open to men and women aged 14 – 19 and train on Sundays at Hannakins Farm, Billericay.
Commercial Manager Opening
7th May 2015
Have you got the heart to be a Spartan? We are currently recruiting for an organised, motivated Commercial Manager to join our thriving committee.
JOB TITLE: Commercial Manager
RESPONSIBLE TO: The Club Management Committee
SKILLS REQUIRED: • Good organisational skills • Good negotiating skills • Good presentation and communication skills • Influential and amenable
MAIN DUTIES: • Generation of new team sponsorship, and the management of any team sponsorship in association with the Secretary and Treasurer • Promotion of the Essex Spartans Organisation, working in association with the Media Manager • Developing new merchandising avenues and promotion of merchandise, working in association with the Media Manager • Production of media to promote the Essex Spartans Organisation, such as leaflets and gameday programmes, in association with the Media Manager
To apply, please see a statement of no more than 500 words outlining why you would be suitable for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org .
2015 Welcome Booklet online!
23rd April 2015
The Spartans are proud to reveal our 2015 Welcome booklet via our website.
The booklet, which is available for all to see, can be found by clicking here.
Essex Spartans 14 - 19 Bury Saints
The Spartans opened their 2015 campaign with a hard-fought loss to the Bury Saints
Essex Spartans 12 - 31 London Blitz B
The Spartans slipped to defeat in a tough contest, going down 12-31 to London Blitz B
Essex Spartans 12 - 22 London Hornets
The Spartans showed real signs of improvement, but sadly slipped to their third defeat of the season against the visiting London Hornets
Essex Spartans 24 - 14 Ipswich Cardinals
VICTORY! The Spartans took their first win against the visiting Ipswich Cardinals, 24-14
17th October 2014
It is with great sadness and regret that we report the death of our founding father and chairman for more than 20 years, Tony Palmer. He passed away on 15th October.
Tony did not just found the team; he was the lifeblood of the club for 25 seasons and his commitment, dedication, work rate and love of the team was second to none. Not only did Tony dedicate 25 years of his life to Essex football, he also was involved in many other projects and events during his time in the sport including the North/South All Star games, and volunteering at Britbowl amongst others.
Tony was truly a special man and a real unique character, known and respected throughout British American football. I know there are many people who have benefitted greatly from his experience, wisdom and sense of humour over the years.
Tony is survived by his devoted wife Sue, who also did an enormous amount of work for the club; his daughter Donna, son-in-law Aaron (a former Spartan player) and a beloved granddaughter and grandson.
Our players and staff extend their condolences to all of Tony’s family and friends, and wish them peace at this difficult time.
He will be greatly missed.