Hutt Valley Spartans

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The Hutt Valley Spartans are a minor league American football team. They are a member of American Football Wellington (AFW). In 2006, the Spartans won the Capital Bowl, American Football Wellington's ultimate prize in their second full year in the competition. IN 2007 & 2008 they end up with two third-place finishes. In 2010-2011 they won the Capital Bowl by defeating the Wellington Wolves by 34-8 They play home games at Spartan Park (grass field, maximum capacity of 1,000) in Avalon, New Zealand. In recent past they have had 2 undefeated regular seasons in a row the 2016-17 they narrowly lost in the capital bowl and in the 2017–18 season they were able to lift the cup again.

Team history[edit]

2005/2006

  • 10/12/05 W 31-27 Porirua Giants
  • 05/11/05 W 19-16 Wellington City Wolves
  • 26/11/05 W 25-27 Manawatu Silverbacks
  • 03/12/05 W 25-17 Porirua Knights
  • 11/12/05 L 31-27 Porirua Giants
  • 17/12/05 T 12-12 Wellington City Wolves
  • 14/01/06 W 38-7 Porirua Knights
  • 21/01/06 W 7-0 Manawatu Silverbacks
  • 04/02/06 W 24-12 Porirua Giants
  • 11/02/06 W 21-20 Porirua Knights

8 Wins – 1 Loss – 1 Tie Result: Championship Winner

2006/2007

  • 11/11/2006 T 0-0 Wellington City Wolves
  • 11/18/2006 W 8-14 Porirua Giants
  • 11/25/2006 L 2-14 Porirua
  • 12/9/2006 W 18-14 Linton Turbines
  • 1/13/2007 L 0-16 Wellington City Wolves
  • 1/20/2007 L 14-12 Porirua Knights
  • 1/27/2007 W 8-6 Porirua Giants
  • 2/10/2007 W 0-7 Linton Turbines
  • 2/18/2007 L 6-18 Wellington City Wolves

4 Wins – 4 Losses – 1 Tie Result: 3rd

2007/2008

  • 11/10/2007 W 0-36 Linton Central Turbines
  • 11/17/2007 W 18-6 Porirua Knights
  • 11/24/2007 W 6-20 Porirua
  • 12/8/2007 W 8-6 Wellington City Wolves
  • 12/15/2007 L 40-18 Porirua Knights
  • 1/12/2008 W 20-14 Linton Central Turbines
  • 1/26/2008 W 14-6 Porirua Giants
  • 2/9/2008 L 26-6 Wellington City Wolves
  • 2/16/2008 L 13-12 Wellington City Wolves

6 wins – 3 Losses Result: 3rd

Current Staff[edit]

  • Coach - Nathan Lambert - USA Football Level 1&2

National Representatives[edit]

  • Michael Wilson - Gridiron New Zealand Haka
  • Mario Wynands - Gridiron New Zealand Haka
  • Nate Lambert - Gridiron New Zealand Haka & New Zealand U21
  • Jed Peniata - New Zealand U19
  • Hiro Tanaka - New Zealand U19
  • Dave Michl - New Zealand Arena
  • Daniel Vena - New Zealand Arena
  • Jonothan Vidak - New Zealand Arena

Fans[edit]

The Spartan Army is the official booster club of the Valley Gridiron Spartans.

External links[edit]



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