5th May 2015
Sunday saw two of the three Spartans teams in action - and saw both teams slip to defeat.
The early kickoff saw the young Academy U19 players open their season with the visit of the Kent Exiles. First game nerves certainly played a part as the Spartans began the game with mental mistakes and costly penalties, but held the Exiles to only one score in the opening quarter as it ended 0-6.
The visitors added two more scores in the second quarter to go into halftime leading 0-18, but the Spartans were growing into the game and confidence was growing. Sadly, however, the task was too much for the young warriors, going down by a final score of 0-32.
In the afternoon kickoff, the senior team welcomed the London Hornets to Hannakins farm, and whilst showing improvement, they slipped to their third defeat of the season, 12'-22. The full report can be found here.
In other senior action last weekend, the Wembley Stallions fell to the Bury Saints, who now sit alone atop the table.
This weekend sess the U17 Academy team return to action with a trip to Finsbury Park and the London Blitz tournament. The young Spartans know they must defeat the hosting Blitz, the Colchester Gladiators, and the Hertfordshire Cheetahs if they wish to return to the top of the Division!
In senior action, the London Blitz B face off against the Ipswich Cardinals.
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
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.