13 Gareth Longley

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Name
Gareth Longley
Position
Non-Playing Member, Centre
Height
5'11"
Year Joined Spartans
2007
Awards
Player of the season 2007/2008 and Chairman’s award 2014/2015
1st Game
Macclesfield away
Favourite Team
Sale Sharks
Best thing about Spartans
Lifelong friendships and amazing international tours
Benefit of being a Spartan
I joined in 2007 after moving to Manchester from Leeds. I had pretty much no gay friends when I moved here and hadn’t played rugby since before university. When I joined the Spartans, I instantly made friends with a handful of other players, who I now consider amongst my best friends. After a string of injuries, I took up more administrative tasks and became club PR and Communications secretary, a role I carried out for 8-9 year before becoming a Director and was voted in as club Chairman in 2019. I also met my fiancé, 1XV captain, Simon Gammon at the Spartans and we hope to get married at the club in 2020.
Advice
Do it. It’s the best decision I’ve ever made.
Current Team
Spartans 2nd XV
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