The Green Army came together in early 2010 between a group of young lads who’d been following Spartans since the early/mid 2000’s.
Usually found chanting behind whichever end Blyth were attacking or having some underage pints in the Clubhouse or the Joiners Arms before we began putting on away travel in April 2011, with our first ever bus being a 16 seater for a 500 mile round trip to Worcester City!
By the summer of 2011 we became the main organiser of away coaches and since then we’ve organised nearly 100 away trips (will research the exact number and update this when we can be arsed) and even had our own merchandise.
As well as a fair few flags back in the day. Many were purchased from Barmy Flags, Jorvik Flags and some random European company Kipsta (Chris Ferguson) used back in the day. As well as that, we even hand made some our flags.
After a few years of operating busses, our social media pages and even the old Welcome to Sparta/Spartanszone forums as we began to grow up a little bit, we began to raise funds for a wide variety of local and national charities, most of all the Scott Bell Fund. Since November 2014, we’ve over £1,250 with charity raffles and fundraisers.
By 2017 we’d moved onto running full sized coaches to every game, growing our social media with a few viral videos and even started our own Fanzine!
In 2019 we upgraded the Fanzine to a fully fledged website and launched out first ever membership scheme which helped us raise funds to create 20 sensory packs and donated them to the football club.
During the pandemic in 2020, we launched our first ever independent supporters survey. This was to gather the thoughts and opinions of supporters far and wide to share with the football so they knew exactly where supporters stood on certain issues.
By 2022 we’d launched an updated and improved membership – aiming to reward supporters with various prizes in our monthly draw and help those who travel regularly with us on awayday busses save a few quid as a thank you for their loyalty.
As in independent supporters group we aim to represent supporters as best we can by keeping you informed of goings on at the club, representing your interests and trying to make sure the football club hear the supporters voice to the best of our ability.
As a group of lads we’ve always had a ‘for the fans by the fans’ attitude who like to do things in a very relaxed way. We appreciate not everyone will get on board with us or like or style, and we’ll never pretend to speak for every supporter as truly, no one can. But we will always commit ourselves to representing supporters interests as best we can, however vast and different they may be.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us a message on social media.