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Spartans Academy training held at

The Gateway Academy

Marshfoot Road, Tilbury/Chadwell-St-Mary, Essex, RM16 4LU

Tel: 01375 489000

The Gateway Academy is a secondary school in Grays, Essex, England. It became an academy under the sponsorship of the Ormiston Academies Trust after Thurrock council was unable to find the resources to provide a new building.

The Academy has brought many improvements in access to education for the students of the area, and as of an inspection in November 2011 was rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted

The Academy have a range of sports facilities available for hire, including Sports Hall, Gym, The Ellis Theatre, Astro Pitches, Outdoor Pitches

Spartans senior and Academy home games, and senior team training, held at

Thames Rugby Club

Garron Lane, South Ockendon, RM15 5JU

Thames Rugby Club and its members have worked extremely hard to achieve much-needed improvement. A lot of time and money has gone into creating a smart new outlook for local residents. This we hope to carry on doing for years to come. In the words of some residents, ‘we now have a beautiful view across green sports fields’. Many residents when selling their homes have even listed the field as an asset of their property. With the help of Visteon UK Limited, a partner company of Ford Motors, and with a lot of work from our members we have established a temporary building on site which offers a remarkable degree of comfort with bar and changing facilities. This, together with an excellent flat, well-drained playing surface, means that the Club now hosts junior and senior football as well as re-establishing junior rugby at Thames RFC.