The Colchester Gladiators can now confirm that in 2017 they will be competing in the South Football Conference 1 East. In this division we will meet some old and now new competition.
Kent Exiles – After a playoff season last year the Exiles just missed out on a trip to the bowl and as such stick to the SFC 1. The Gladiators struggled last year in the opener at the Exiles but improved in the home leg however still going down in both games. The Gladiators will be looking to get some revenge this season.
London Olympians – As one of the most successful clubs in the country the O’s have unfortunately fallen from grace in the past few years and forfeited games last season. With a new season and away from the power of the WARRIORS and BLITZ the O’s will be looking to rebuild. The Gladiators have some history with the O’s and Head Coach Luke Box won a National title while playing for them back in the day.
London Hornets – A brand new team to the Gladiators but not one to be taken lightly as the posted a 10-0 Season last year and narrowly lost to the Cambridgeshire Cats in the Playoffs.
Cambridgeshire Cats – Another team with history with the Gladiators, after reaching the bowl final last year in the SFC 2 the Cats have been promoted. With it being a 5 team division and playing all teams home and away the inclusion of two extra games is a necessity.
Details on the two extra games have not been divulged yet, as soon as we have more information on them and the dates for the games, they will be published here.