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.

Victorian officials excel at World Championships

Victorian officials David Sinclair and Paul Mercer were honoured to be selected to officiate at the IFAF World Championships just recently in Canton Ohio USA.

Both men were selected for the 3rd time at International level: David served at the Junior’s in Austin Texas in 2012 and Kuwait in 2014, whilst Paul also officiated in Kuwait and at the Senior event in Austria in 2011. David was selected as an Umpire and Paul as a Back Judge.

2015 IFAF SWC Gold Medal game featuring Victoria's own Paul Mercer

2015 IFAF SWC Gold Medal game featuring Victoria’s own Paul Mercer

The 26 officials on the panel represented 15 countries and included some of the best officials from outside of the USA. The pair, along with ACT official Shaun Dove worked 8-man crews and used headsets to communicate with each other.

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Do you want to play Under 19’s Gridiron?

Gridiron Victoria Junior Season

Seen our TV commercial? Want to follow in the footsteps of Jarryd Hayne?

Make the switch to American Football now and you too could find yourself in the NFL one day. Pre-season training for junior competition starts SOON!

Find the junior team nearest you!

We have junior gridiron teams across metro Melbourne, Pakenham and Geelong.

Gridiron Victoria is recruiting men and women for senior and junior competitions as well as coaches, officials and support staff.

Got some questions? View our FAQs page and contact us today!

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VIC BOWL – Saturday 15th August in Morwell

Gridiron Victoria (GV), in partnership with the City of Latrobe Council are proud to announce that the 2015 Gridiron Victoria VIC BOWL XXXI will be held at the Latrobe City Sports & Entertainment Stadium in Morwell.

The event, to be held on Saturday 15th August culminates the 31st season of Men’s American Football here in Victoria.

Latrobe City Sports and Entertainment Stadium Morwell

Vic Bowl event info

2:30pm: Division Two Championship
6:00pm: Gridiron Victoria Vic Bowl XXXI
(under lights)

Only $5 entry fee for two games of football – FREE for under 14 years.

Food and alcohol will be available for purchase. BYO alcohol is not permitted. Programs, entertainment provided.

RSVP to the Facebook event here

Looking to stay?

Why not make a weekend of it! Local accommodation options and tourism information!

Latrobe City Accommodation Information (PDF)

Latrobe City Local Tourism Information (PDF)

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2015 Senior Men’s Season

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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 Vic Bowl XXXI on Saturday 15th of August.

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Congratulations to Mark Petana on 200 games

Mark Petana Berwick Miners

This weekend, club stalwart Mark Petana will play game number 200 for the Berwick Miners Gridiron Club.

Mark will become only the 6th person to reach this exclusive club in the 31 year history of Gridiron Victoria.

“Mark embodies what every coach wants from a player” said Miners Head Coach & GV State Director of Coaching Mel Martin. “Courage, great club leadership and ability. Fierce on the field, a true gentleman off.” he added.

The milestone is all the more impressive as a typical season comprises only 12-13 games, indicative of the incredible dedication and endurance required to play this game for so long.

Mark embodies what every coach wants from a player – HC Mel Martin

On behalf of the entire league, Gridiron Victoria wishes Mark well for his 200th game against the Crusaders this Saturday and will recognise his feat with a guard of honour prior to kickoff.

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