The Spartans are delighted to announce that all remaining 2017 season games for all three teams will be played at Thames Rugby Club, South Ockendon RM15 5JU. Continue reading “Spartans find new home for 2017”
Only a few days from their opening game of the 2017 season, aspirations are high for the Essex Spartans seniors as they hope for a winning season and a return to the playoffs.
Following a frustrating 2016 campaign that saw just two victories from ten games in a multitude of circumstances and tight score lines, the Thurrock-based outfit have dusted themselves off and are looking forward to big things. Continue reading ““It’s time to return to playoff football,” says Coach Seán”
I’m a woman who plays American football.
For a men’s team. It’s not exactly what I set out to do, or planned on happening, but it’s how things have turned out. And what has really surprised me is that it’s been ok. Not exactly the training, that can be bloody hard graft at times, especially motivating myself to go for a run or do weights at 5 in the morning. Continue reading “Guest Blog: Liz Speaks”
The Essex Spartans senior team have announced their 10-game fixture list for 2016.
In a recent interview with our senior team Head Coach Seán Benton, Seán mentioned how much he’d like to see the Essex Spartans in a position to uphold a women’s team in the near future.
The Essex Spartans’ fifth-place finish at the end of the 2015 season is not reflective of a job well done by the team and off-field volunteers, says Head Coach Seán Benton.
The Essex Spartans were joined by a very special Spartans mascot at the Tony Palmer Memorial game on Saturday night, in aid of Diabetes UK.
It was a completely unique day for us on Sunday when we were invited to a ‘scrimmage day’ at Hertfordshire Cheetahs (formerly Watford Cheetahs). Rivals from last season that have gone somewhat up in the league, we took all three of our teams to St Albans Rugby Club for a day of mud-wrestling.
Alright, American Football, but it really was quite the ‘rainy day’.
The majority of us are almost definitely of that generation where every third film we watched growing up was some kind of horrendous American high school romantic comedy. And in said American high school romantic comedy, the stereotype is that the captain of the football team, usually the quarterback, is a devastatingly handsome WASP with no end of female admirers and college scholarship offers.