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The Wivenhoe Encyclopedia

April 2005 - Colchester Gladiators are now based at Broad Lane Sports Ground

The Gladiators compete at British American Football League standard for the 2005 season in Division 2: South East. See fixture list below.

 

Colchester Gladiators 2005 team

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Click here for the history of the Gladiators.

 

  
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2005 Fixtures - BAFL Division 2: South East

Date

K.O.

Opponents

Home
/Away

Venue

10th April

2.30pm

Essex Spartans

Away

Gloucester Park, Basildon 

24th April

2.30pm

Norwich Devils

Away

Powerleague, Norwich 

8th May

12.00pm

Norwich Devils

Home

Broad Lane Stadium, Wivenhoe 

15th May

2.30pm

Kent Exiles

Home

Broad Lane Stadium, Wivenhoe 

19th June

2.30pm

Maidstone Pumas

Away

Garrison Sports Stadium, Gillingham 

26th June

2.30pm

Maidstone Pumas

Home

Broad Lane Stadium, Wivenhoe 

3rd July

2.30pm

Essex Spartans

Home

Broad Lane Stadium, Wivenhoe 

31st July

2.30pm

Essex Spartans

Home

Broad Lane Stadium, Wivenhoe 

14th August

2.30pm

Kent Exiles

Away

Hoblinwell Park, Orpington 

21st August

4.00pm

Maidstone Pumas

Away

Garrison Sports Stadium, Gillingham 

 

COLCHESTER GLADIATORS HISTORY

The Colchester Gladiators were formed in 1984 and have had an impressive record. Between 1986 and 1989, they lost just three games. QB Milton Myers was the star in that period featuring in a high powered offence that took the team to the Budweiser Premier Division title in 1988 with a 47-28 win against Brighton B-52s. In 1991 the team merged with the Chelmsford Cherokee and played as the Essex Gladiators in 91 and 92, playing their games at Melbourne Stadium, Chelmsford. At the end of the 92 season a new Colchester Gladiators team appeared, first in the BNGL Premier Division and then, following the amalgamation of the leagues in 1994 the BAFA Division 4 and subsequently Div 3. This team was comprised of a majority of players from the Colchester youth team plus around 12 or so veteran players with the old Gladiator management team until the team finally folded. During this time played at Monkwick leisure centre, Colchester and were sometimes known as the "Sloppy Joe's" Gladiators after our sponsor.

2003 was the 20th Anniversary since the formation of the Gladiators. The Club played an Anniversary Game at Wivenhoe Town FC Stadium on 19th October 2003 against the Essex University - COLCHESTER GLADIATORS 50 Vs ESSEX BLADES 8. During 2004 the Club trained and planned to re-form the team. 

In December 2004 the Gladiators application to join the BAFL was accepted and the team will compete in Division Two for the 2005 season at Broad Lane Sports Ground, Wivenhoe.

Colours: Royal Blue/Gold/White

Honours:
Budweiser Premier Division champions 1988
Conference champions 1995, 1989, 1988, 1987

Senior Kitted:
Career Record:        
League                            75-32-1
Post season                       7-7-0
Pre-season & friendlies    22-10-1
All time                         104-49-2
2005 BAFL Division Two
2004 Re-Formation Year
2003 20th Anniversary
1995 BAFA Division Three East Midlands Conference 9-1-0*
1994 BAFA Division Three Midlands Conference 7-2-1*
1993 BNGL Premier Division South East Conference 4-6-0
1992 Coca-Cola National Division Southern Conference 1-9-0 (as Essex Gladiators)
1991 Coca-Cola National Division Southern Conference 7-3-0* (as Essex Gladiators)
1990 NCMMA Central Conference 6-4-0*
1989 CGL Crown National Division Central Conference 10-0-0*
1988 Budweiser League Premier Division North London & East Conference 10-0-0**
1987 Budweiser League Premier Division South East Conference 9-1-0*
1986 Budweiser League Central Division One 8-2-0
1985 AFL Southern Division 4-4-0*

        * = playoff team
        ** = Division Champions

 

Last updated:
05 January 2015

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