Spartans unveil new Head Coach for 2014
31st October 2013
The time has come. The Spartans continue taking steps towards their 2014 season with the announcement of a new Head Coach.Leading the team into the future will be Head Coach Sean Benton, who received a promotion from his role of Assistant Head Coach to take the top spot with the Billericay-based Spartans. Benton, who has been with the organisation for many years as both coach and player, will now look to turn around a team which has failed to record a winning season in two years.
The full story can be found here.
BLACK TIDE'S COMING!
Taster sessions - details announced
29th October 2013
The Spartans are pleased to announce details of the 2013 Taster Sessions for anyone wishing to join the senior or youth programmes in 2014.
The two taster sessions will be held on Sunday, December 1st and Sunday, December 15th at our home ground of Hannakins Farm, Billericay.
These two taster sessions, which will cater for anyone aged 12 and above, will form part of a 6-week "Football Fundamentals" programme the Spartans are running, in association with ActiveEssex and Sportivate, to encourage more participation in our exciting sport.
More details can be found here.
BLACK TIDE'S COMING!
Essex Spartans 0 - 13 Bedfordshire Blue Raiders
The Spartans saw their 2013 campaign end in the same way it started - a defeat at the hands of the Bedfordshire Blue Raiders
Essex Spartans 6 - 55 Colchester Gladiators
The Spartans final away game of 2013 ended with a tough 6-55 defeat at the hands of the Colchester Gladiators
Essex Spartans 6 - 44 Milton Keynes Pathfinders
The Spartans travelled to play the Milton Keynes Pathfinders, and with a squad heavily reduced in the August heat, came away defeated by a scoreline of 6-44.
Essex Spartans 14 - 19 Watford Cheetahs
A depleted Spartans squad showed great character against the Watford Cheetahs, but ultimately fell short, losing 14-19.
Essex Spartans 6 - 51 Colchester Gladiators
In the battle for The Essex Bowl, the Spartans were embarrassed by the dominant Colchester Gladiators 6-51.
Essex Spartans 66 - 0 Maidstone Pumas
The Spartans chalked up their first victory of 2013 with a crushing 66-0 victory over the Maidstone Pumas
Essex Spartans 8 - 44 Kent Exiles
The Spartans saw their nightmare season continue with a loss to the Kent Exiles.
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!