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Chris SIMPSON

Wide Receiver

Chris Simpson played wide receiver for the Basildon Chiefs / Essex Spartans, dating back to the organisations days as a junior team in 1985.

Alongside his twin brother Paul, Chris was part of an explosive and potent passing atatck for both the Chiefs and the Spartans, regularly featuring in the league's top receivers. During his time with the organisation, Chris was rewarded with the title of Leagues Top Receiver, and ended his career as the all-time leading receiver in Chiefs history.

Chris played with all the heart and determination you could ask, and is remembered by many for not only his pace and receiving skills, but also his courage and tenacity in blocking.

Chris, a keen cyclist, decided to retire after the 2004 season, but still lives locally and keeps regular tabs on the Spartans.