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Halton Spartans

Halton Spartans
Team logo
Established 2014
Based in Widnes/Runcorn
Home stadium Select Security Stadium
Head coach Ian Derbyshire
League BAFA National Leagues
Division Division Two NFC West
Current uniform

The Halton Spartans are an American Football team based in Widnes/Runcorn,United Kingdom. They are named for the Borough of Halton. They were formed in 2014, and play in the BAFANL Division Two NFC West.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Logos & Uniforms 2
  • Select Security Stadium 3
  • Players 4
    • Current Roster 4.1
  • Coaches 5
  • Notes 6
  • External links 7

History

Initially named the Runcorn Spartans, they were formed in early 2014. After contacting former members of the Halton Demons, a team that existed from the late 1980's to early 1990's,[1] the first training sessions were organised in the local Heath Park.

The organisation changed their name to their current guise, the Halton Spartans to better represent their recruitment area. They were also more likely to play in nearby Widnes than Runcorn.[2]

They completed their schedule of associate games, first defeating the LJMU Fury, and defeating fellow associate teams the Tynedale Fury and the Humber Warhawks in their first game at the Select Security Stadium. In December 2014, they were admitted into the BAFANL for the 2015 season and were placed in Division Two NFC West.

Ahead of the 2015 season, Double Coverage, a site that covers American Football in Britain made their annual predictions. Only one writer, Richard Penwright, predicted that the Spartans would win their division.[3] This kick-started the "#InRichWeTrust" campaign on Twitter and Facebook.[4] They won their first competitive game, away to the Crewe Railroaders, 24-15.[5]

Logos & Uniforms

The Spartans play in primarily black jerseys, with a dark green trim and numbers. Their game pants and socks are both black. Their jerseys are currently manufactured by Rawlings.

Their logo is a stylised Spartan helmet, similar to that of their namesakes, the Michigan State Spartans football.

Select Security Stadium

The Spartans play their home games at the Select Security Stadium, a 13,350 seater stadium with artificial turf. It is also home to the Super League Rugby League team, the Widnes Vikings.

Players

Current Roster

Coaches

Notes

  1. ^ Britball Now - Halton Demons
  2. ^ Halton Spartans - History
  3. ^ DC Writers Pre-Season Picks
  4. ^ Double Coverage - What We Learned: National Leagues Week 2
  5. ^ Crewe Railroaders slip to opening day defeat

External links

  • Halton Spartans website
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