Wellington Road Clayton
The Warriors Gridiron Club was founded in 1987 by the late James White. Originally named the Nunawading Warriors, the club won the minor premiership in 1988, however were eliminated in the finals series with two consecutive losses. The Warriors would have to wait a decade before they returned to the finals series in 1998 with a semi final loss to the now defunct Banyule Panthers. From this point, the Warriors established themselves as the most successful club in Gridiron Victoria history, going on to play finals football every year except 2003 and winning nine of the 12 Vicbowls they have contested since 2000.
The Warriors performed a 3-peat of State Championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and now look to repeat that success in 2014 after winning the 2012 & 2013 Vicbowls.
The Monash Warriors have grown to be the biggest club in Gridiron Victoria, fielding the Barbarians in Gridiron Victoria’s second division for the last three seasons. The Barbs have played in the last two Div2 title games, taking out the Div 2 Championship in 2013.
The Warriors are also the first club to win both divisional championships in 2013 with the Barbarians defeating the Melbourne Uni Royals for the Division II Championship and the Warriors defeating the Geelong Buccaneers for the Division II Vicbowl. By fielding the two teams the club provides new players with the opportunity to develop at their own pace and also for senior players to maybe drop down to the Barbarians and pass on their valuable skills and knowledge to the rookies.
The Warriors Junior program has also had great success in winning in 2003 and most recently in 2009 Junior Championship. In recent years two Warriors juniors have received full football scholarships at Division 1 US colleges.
Located now at Monash University in Clayton, The clubs is always looking for new players off all shapes and sizes, coaches and support staff. There is no need to be a Monash Student to join.
Our Mission Statement:
“The Warriors Gridiron Football Club is a forum for the community to enjoy and gain exposure to the sport of American Football. We play the game with pride, and believe in being excellent in all that we do, from on field performance, socialising and through to the development of our people. We are here to support all of our members and their families.”