Gridiron (American Football) is alive and thriving in Victoria Australia!
There are 12 clubs spread throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Gippsland and Pakenham.
We cater for Juniors (14-18 years) and Seniors (18+) and also recruiting women for full NCAA uniform Gridiron.
The 2014 Gridiron Victoria Senior men’s season is OUR BIGGEST EVER with 14 teams competing and two new clubs!
This year the competition comprises two divisions split into conferences and seeded in this order:
Division One (10 teams)
Monash Warriors, Croydon Rangers, Berwick Miners, Melbourne Uni Royals, Bendigo Dragons
Geelong Buccaneers, Western Crusaders, Monash Barbarians, Northern Raiders, South Eastern Predators
Division Two (4 teams)
Gippsland Gladiators, Ballarat Falcons, Pakenham Silverbacks, Melbourne Uni Lions
Division one will play each other twice in their own conference and once cross-conference (13 games). Division two will play each other 4 times (12 games total).
2014 Senior Men’s Fixture
Please find the 2014 fixture detaild below,
or download the 2014 Gridiron Victoria Senior Men’s Season Fixture (PDF)
Schedule of Events for 2014 (PDF)
Always at the forefront of innovation and keen to bring this new brand of American Gridiron to Australia, GV is proud to announce the Victorian All Male Underwear League (VAMUL).
GV is looking to emulate the fastest growing sport in the world and is confident the sight of semi-naked men running around trying to play Gridiron will appeal to a broader base than the full-kit variety, now into its 30th year.
“We have been trying to achieve a higher profile for Victorian Gridiron for 30 years now with little or no success” a league spokesman lamented.
Critics of the plan complain that the objectification of men has no place in sport and a state body such as GV should be taking a stand, a claim rejected by GV.
“No one wants to watch highly skilled athletes who have toiled for years in the pursuit of excellence. They want to laugh, they want to cry, they want to drink beer but above all else they must be entertained” the spokesman added.
This exciting new brand of football celebrates the code without the usual encumbrances like protective equipment, reduces the intense physicality associated with its NCAA compliant version and voids completely the fundamental spirit of sport.
Despite rules governing the league around protective equipment and uniforms as mandated by the NCAA, this new sport offers a hybrid model as demonstrated by our newest recruits above.
Anyone interested on joining the new league is welcome to attend an information session on April 1st 2014.
In the biggest news to grace our shores a leading NCAA football program will be coming to Australia in July to take on the Australian Outback Team.
The fabled Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be heading downunder, bringing with them their own home grown Victorian superstar Adam Gotsis who began studying and playing at GT last year after a stellar career with the Monash Warriors.
The game is scheduled to be played at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Saturday 19th July. But in an unfortunate twist of fate, no Victorians will be able to take part due to a stoush with the national body Gridiron Australia that sees all GV players barred from playing for Australia.
“It is unfortunate turn of events but Victoria will be proud to showcase American Football to the country and indeed the world in the greatest sporting city on the planet” a GV spokesman explained.
Gotsis and his teammates are expected to arrive in Melbourne ahead of the big clash with Australia’s national team the week before.
Media release: April 1st 2014
Following the trailblazing work of the AFL to introduce “No ladder, no scoreboard” for junior Aussie Rules, Gridiron Victoria is taking it one step further in 2014.
In an effort to promote participation rather than competition, thousands of junior AFL players will be forced to play with no scoreboard, ladders or match results, a move seen as not doing enough to protect players according to GV.
“It is not about who wins or loses, who scores or who doesn’t. It is all about running around for two hours with no real objective or purpose. Why do kids always get all the fun?“
“It is frankly quite arrogant to take sport in such an exciting new direction, yet deny the biggest demographic of our playing ranks – seniors.”
As a result Gridiron Victoria will be removing all scoreboards, results and standings for men, women and junior competitions in an effort to promote fairness and equality.
“It was really quite tedious updating standings” the spokesman added. “Our officials have to contend with governing the game, no one wants the additional burden of keeping score.”
Consistent with the plan, GV will craft 13 Vic Bowl replicas to ensure each team gets one at the end of the season.
The new policy was enacted following an executive meeting on April 1st.