Photo courtesy of Morgan Decker
Monash Warriors star Heath Decker had a conundrum Saturday.
He was scheduled to play Wide Receiver and Quarterback for the Warriors in the 2014 TGI Friday’s VIC BOWL on Bendigo Saturday night at 6pm.
However last Thursday night the head coach at his beloved North Ringwood Aussie Rules club called with a problem: they needed him to play fullback Saturday afternoon against the equivalent of Buddy Franklin in their Eastern Football League semi final.
Juniors and Women’s season starts first weekend in October! Now recruiting under 19’s for juniors and 18+ women’s for full kit, full contact American Football right here in Victoria.
8 week season culminating in the 2014 TGI Friday’s Junior and Women’s Vic Bowl on Sunday 7th December in Endeavour Hills. Full fixture out soon!
We have teams across metro Melbourne, Ballarat, Pakenham, Geelong and Morwell.
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Check out our list of Victorian Gridiron Clubs around Melbourne and across Victoria and contact us know with a little information about yourself!
The 2013 Senior Season will kick off in early May (date to be confirmed).
Gridiron Victoria is recruiting men and women for senior and junior competitions as well as coaches, officials and support staff.
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Tom Kinloch will reached an epic milestone on Saturday 19th July against the Miners.
As he laced up his boots and took the field he reached a milestone that no one in Australia let alone Victoria has ever got close to.
300 games of American Football is a truly incredible feat as most years the season ran only 10 to 14 games which makes his record of longevity only more amazing.
Tom has represented both the Victorian Eagles and the Australian National team in multiple campaigns, served as State and National coach and lead the Croydon Rangers Juniors to multiple Junior Vic Bowls.
Tom was recognised for his achievements as a life member of Gridiron Victoria in 2012.
Congratulations Tom on this remarkable feat from everyone who plays American Football in this country.
Former Barbarian Sean O’Kane is packing his bags and heading for Middle Tennessee State University in Conference USA (the Blue Raiders).
Sean, 6’3 leaves Australia Wednesday and with camp beginning Sunday 3rd August he will challenge for the punting position as a walk on. His first game would be against Savannah State on the 30th August whilst home field is Johnny “red” Floyd stadium that holds a mere 30,000 people!
In his time at Monash he played wide receiver and punter and starred in the 2012 Division Two championship team against the Royals at Moorabbin
Prior to his Gridiron career he played Australian rules for Blackburn FC and Collegians FC, honing that cannon of a leg that will serve him well at MTSU.
GV spoke with Sean this morning:
I’m really excited at the opportunity to play and study in another country and looking forward to getting stuck into training camp.
In addition to playing, Sean served the league incredibly as secretary for 2 years and was instrumental in running the Vic Bowl last year.
All the best Sean from everyone at Gridiron Victoria.
Gridiron Victoria is seeking a Head Coach to develop our Junior Victorian Eagles program in preparation for the 2015 Junior National Championships.
The tournament will be held likely in April 2015.
GV will be developing a Junior High Performance program to develop our best young players who demonstrate potential for representative football.
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter via email to the GV secretary.
Cover letter should address proposed practice times, locations, frequency, etc. It should also identify potential assistant coaching staff and other staff (i.e. Medics/trainers and Team Manager).