Academy U19's pick up historic first win
30th June 2015
Victory! The Academy are celebrating this week after the U19 team picked up their first win in team history!
Travelling to play Berkshire Renegades, the Spartans fell behind early but showed their strength to pull away and win with a convincing performance, 30-8. Read the full report by our own Toby Garner here.
The young Spartans scored on the ground, through the air, via their defense, and with special teams to complete a true team performance that will be remembered as the first U19 victory in Spartans history.
Following the U17 results this past weekend, the Academy had double reason to celebrate, as they now head into their final tournament on July 25th knowing if they win all three games, they can claim the Division title!
The push for the playoffs continues with training this coming weekend at Hannakins Farm - we hope to see you all there!
In senior action, last wekend saw two matchups - the Bury Saints all but secured the Division with a victory over the London Hornets, and the Wembley Stallions took the win over winless Ipswich Cardinals.
The senior Spartans return to action this weekend, with an away game against the Hornets. The Spartans know they must win all 3 remaining games if they hope to make the post-season, so this promises to be a great clash!
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!
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 email@example.com .
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
Essex Spartans 28 - 27 Wembley Stallions
The Spartans went 2-for-2 with a thrilling 28-27 victory over League new boys Wembley Stallions.
Essex Spartans 6 - 55 Bury Saints
The Spartans saw their winning streak snapped by the table-topping Bury Saints.
Essex Spartans 38 - 14 London Blitz B
On an emotional Tony Palmer Night, the Spartans put the Blitz B to the sword under the Saturday Night Lights
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.