home of the Essex Spartans
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.
The Spartans are recruiting!
As always were on the lookout for anyone who’s willing to give their time and effort to help us run the club across all, any of our teams, either in a position on the committee, coaching or as help on match days. We can’t have too many helping hands and the more the merrier. If you want to offer the Spartans your time we’ll find a way to get you involved.
The club’s AGM will take place on Monday 9th October at 7pm in the Gateway Academy Canteen. The committee positions that will be up for election are:
- Club Secretary
- Social Secretary
- Welfare Officer
If you would like to nominate yourself for any of these positions please email by 5pm on 29th September. Feel free to circulate if you think someone would be interested in one of the roles.
Candidates for the roles will then be posted on the group pages. If you cannot make the AGM you can vote by proxy from when they’re announced until 5pm October 8th. Proxy votes to be emailed . Any paying member of the club has the opportunity to vote.
Job descriptions for roles available will be posted ASAP.
If anyone would like to discuss any of the roles feel free to get in contact.
We also want to expand our social media presence so if you have skills you’d like to lend from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube or Snapchat, or you’d be willing to help with running the club’s website we’d like to hear from you.
If you fancy getting involved or want to know a little bit more please email us.
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.