SPARTANS 20 - 14 SABRES
Opening day victory over county rivals More

SPARTANS 17 - 0 CARDINALS
Second victory of 2017 over Ipswich More

SPARTANS 3 - 19 BLITZ B
First defeat of year with loss to London More

SPARTANS 6 - 26 MAVERICKS
Spartans fall to tough East Kent side More

SPARTANS 13 - 12 BLITZ B
Return to winning ways with victory More

SPARTANS 14 - 40 STALLIONS
Tough loss to Division leaders More

SPARTANS 0 - 26 STALLIONS
Blanked in second game against leaders More

SPARTANS 16 - 6 MAVERICKS
Stunning upset victory over Mavericks More

SPARTANS 22 - 21 CARDINALS
Hard-fought victory over tough Cardinals More

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The Essex Spartans were founded in 1985 and aim to provide a safe, fun, and competitive environment for all to take part in our exciting and fast-paced sport. With fully-qualified coaches across all levels, committed backroom staff, and a motivated and forward-thinking committee, we aim to continuously improve whilst always ensuring we are an inclusive organisation with a focus on a family mentality.

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JULIUS HOBBS JOINS THE SPARTANS

The Essex Spartans Academy have welcomed former Kent Exiles Under-17 Head Coach Julius Hobbs onto the staff for the 2018 season. 
 
Hobbs will take over as Head Coach and Offensive Co-Ordinator for the Essex Under-17s team, whilst former overall Academy HC Steve Watson will take over the Defense and focus on overseeing the Under-19s.
 
Of his new appointment Hobbs said: “I am very happy to be returning to the 2017/18 season, coaching the Essex Spartans youth team. 
 
“I have been very fortunate to have coached at Kent for so long, and leave a stable and competitive programme behind. It is time for a fresh challenge and I am very lucky to be joining an organisation with strong foundations like the Essex Spartans Academy.
 
 
“The Academy is a very good fit with my own football philosophy, of inclusion and competition, and I am very excited to continue and develop the great groundwork that Coach Watson has established.”
 
The Spartans U17 team narrowly missed out on a trip to the playoffs at the end of the 2017 season, after finishing fourth in the country as divisional champions in 2016 and a memorable campaign to Cornwall for the playoffs in 2015 under Watson.
 
The Spartans U19 team returned to competitive football in 2017 with an associate year and hope to return to fully-fledged competitive football in 2018.
 
“The Academy strive to provide a safe, inclusive and enjoyable experience of our sport for young men and women across Essex, and we work hard to ensure we provide them with the best,” said Watson.
 
“I have long been an admirer of Coach Hobbs, who brings many years of experience and success to us, and I have every confidence that the U17 team will continue to develop and grow under his leadership.” 
 
The Essex Spartans organisation will return three teams to competitive football in 2018; anyone interested in joining should email info@essexspartans.co.uk or search for us on social media.

Tony Palmer

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 2014.

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.

RIP Tony.