Gridiron Victoria American Football

Victoria is home to the biggest and best Gridiron league in Australia!

We offer Men's, Women's full NCAA uniform and Juniors (under 19's) gridiron competitions. We have a total of 12 clubs spread throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area and Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Gippsland and Pakenham.

Do you want to play gridiron? No experience necessary!

Find the Victorian Gridiron club near you for more information.

Our men's competition runs May to August whilst Junior & Women's is September to December. Clubs are now recruiting and rookies are always welcome with many new players getting a start each season.

2015 Women’s All Star Game: June 5th

2015 Gridiron Victoria Women's All Star Game

Stop the Press! The First Full Contact 11 a side Women’s Game is ON!!!

GV is proud to announce the first ever Women’s 11 a side full contact (NCAA rules) game of Gridiron to be played in Australia.

When: Friday the 5th of June at 7.30 pm (kick off – FREE ENTRY)
Where: State Netball Hockey Center Parkville (Google Map)
Teams: Team names to be released at a later date

Congratulations to the Head Coaches of the 2 All Star Teams:

Matthew Jenkins (Northern Lady Raiders)
Jamie Stafford (Berwick Diamonds)

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2015 Celebration Round – Queen’s Birthday

GV Celebration Weekend at State Hockey Center

Gridiron Victoria is proud to announce that week 6 of the 2015 Senior Men’s season will be a celebration of #GV2015 with the entire Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend held at the State Netball Hockey Center in Parkville.

Blockbuster men’s fixture now includes the FIRST EVER 11-a-side full kit WOMEN’S AMERICAN FOOTBALL MATCH IN AUSTRALIA!

The 2015 Gridiron Victoria Women’s All Star Game is the showpiece Friday night fixture kicking off at 7:30pm. Two teams comprising the very best players from the biggest and best women’s league in Australia will face off in front of a massive crowd under lights.

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2015 Senior Men’s Season

TV Commercial on 7Mate

In 2015 the Gridiron Victoria Senior men’s season features 13 teams competing across two divisions in a 14 week regular season (including byes). Season kicks off first weekend in May with the 2015 TGI Friday’s Vic Bowl XXXI set for Saturday 15th of August at a premium venue TBC.

Division One (7 teams – 12 games)

Monash Warriors, Geelong Buccaneers, Western Crusaders, Croydon Rangers, South Eastern Predators, Berwick Miners, Melbourne Uni Royals

All division one teams play each other twice throughout the season for 12 games and 2 byes.

Division Two (6 teams – 10 games)

Bendigo Dragons, Monash Barbarians, Northern Raiders, Gippsland Gladiators, Ballarat Falcons, Pakenham Silverbacks

All division two teams play each other twice throughout the season plus for 10 games and 4 byes . There are no cross-over games between the divisions.

Top four in each division advance to playoffs (1st vs 4th; 2nd vs 3rd) with winners playing for the Vic Bowl and Division Two Championship respectively.

See the full 2015 senior men’s fixture below:

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Victorian’s selected to the 2015 Australian Outback Team

Outback Training Camp

Congratulations to the seven Victorian’s selected to the 45 man Australian Outback National Squad to head to the World Championships of American Football in Canton Ohio USA in July 2015.

  • Jonathon Tostevin – Guard (Warriors)
  • Joshua Faure – Guard (Raiders)
  • Luke Jackson – Fullback (Warriors)
  • Matthew McKie – Tight End (Rangers)
  • Scott Wolfe – Strong Safety (Warriors)
  • Tyson Garnham – Slot Receiver (Crusaders)
  • Tyson Burgess – Free Safety (Rangers)

Tostevin and Garnham will represent their country for the second time whilst the other five Victorian’s make their Outback debut.

In addition the Head Coach John Leijten is also a Victorian.

Only two players who were on the original training camp squad failed to warrant National selection including the reigning Gridiron Victoria Overall Defensive MVP (ed: go figure) Mark Doyle and young star Taylor Berrington who will no doubt don the Green and Gold in the future.

We wish these players and our National Team well at the IFAF World Championships later this year.


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2015 Annual General Meeting

On Monday 16th February, Gridiron Victoria held its 2015 Annual General Meeting.

In accordance with Constitutional Amendments accepted at the meeting, the following restructured Executive Committee (Exec) was elected:

  • President: Sam Weller
  • Vice President: Mark Levin
  • Secretary: Richie Howlett
  • Registrar: Garry Wilson

The Registrar position was upgraded to a formal Executive position (previously an appointment by the General Committee) whilst the Member at Large appointment was removed as part of those amendments.

Our sincere thanks to outgoing Vice President Mick Santinon (two years)  Treasurer Angela Wood (two years), Secretary Sam Karag (one year) and Member at Large Clinton Downing (two years) for their invaluable contribution to the league and tireless work over that time.

The position of Treasurer is still vacant and will be managed by the Executive in the interim.

The new Exec is firmly committed to a highly productive 100 days with a number of initiatives and major announcements pending for the 2015 senior men’s, junior’s and women’s competitions.

#BiggerAndBetter #GV2015

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