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 13 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.

Junior (Under 19's) & Women's season starts mid September to late October 2015 and again in mid February through to late April. Our men's competition runs May to August each year. Clubs are now recruiting and rookies are always welcome with many new players getting a start each season.

2016 Junior & Women’s Season

2016 Junior & Women's Season

The 2016 Junior and Women’s season with eight junior teams and seven women’s teams kicks off February 20 & 21 whilst the 2016 Junior & Women’s Vic Bowl is set for Saturday 30th April (venue TBC).

J JUNIORS (15-19 year olds)

W WOMEN’S (16+)

See below for the full fixture

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2016 Super Bowl party events in Melbourne

Super Bowl Parties Melbourne 2016

Looking for somewhere to watch the Super Bowl on Monday 8th February 2016 in Melbourne?

See our comprehensive list below!

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Taking our state football program international!

Gridiron Victoria is very pleased to announce the appointment of the 2 time Junior Vic Bowl winning Head Coach from MUGC Robert Smith as Head Coach of the Victorian Eagles Under 19 State Team.

We are equally excited to announce that Coach Smith will be taking his team on Victoria’s first international tour to Singapore. The tour will depart September 23rd and return September 30th and will see the team play 2 games, the first of what we hope to be many such tours.

Rob Smith Head Coach of Junior State Eagles

Under 19 players will have Rob and his additional coaching staff (yet to be appointed) casting their eyes over the league this coming season and selecting a training squad to be announced at the Junior Vic Bowl on April 30. The squad will be trimmed to a maximum of 40 players to make the tour.

We at GV are very pleased to make this announcement and will provide more detail in the coming weeks about the tour and opportunities for players & coaches to be involved.

Good luck to all our young players as they vie for a roster spot on our international tour.

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Congratulations to our newest GV Life Member: Wally Sanders

Wally Sanders: GV Life Member

At the 2016 AGM, the GV COM elected our newest and 15th Life Member Wally Sanders (shown above middle circa 1988)

A larger than life contributor to Gridiron Victoria, Wally has been involved for almost the entire existence of the league.

He began his playing career in 1986, started coaching in 1993, was President of Gridiron Victoria from 1986 to 1989 in addition to serving as a committee member another decade.

126 Games Played 1986 – 1994 inclusive of representative games

199 Games Coached (approx) 1993 – 2015 inclusive of representative games

325 Games Combined Games Played & Coached

His incredible commitment to GV over many decades includes the following:

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2016 Annual General Meeting

On Monday 18th January, Gridiron Victoria held its 2016 Annual General Meeting. In accordance with our Constitution, the following Executive Committee (Exec) was elected:

  • President: Sam Weller
  • Vice President: Mark Levin
  • Secretary: Rob Hunter
  • Registrar: Ashlee Trimble

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

Our sincere thanks to outgoing secretary Richie Howlett for his invaluable contribution to the league and tireless work over the past year.

The new Exec is firmly committed to a highly productive 100 days with a number of initiatives and major announcements pending for the 2016 men’s, junior and women’s competitions.

#BiggerAndBetter #GV2016

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