Do you want to play senior Gridiron?
Seen our TV commercial on 7mate or heard about American Football here in Australia?
2016 Men's season (18+) starting SOON
Now recruiting players, coaches and officials for mens, women's and junior Gridiron. No experience necessary!
Senior men's football starts in June with most teams recruiting now and starting pre-season early in the new year!
After many years of trying to secure a dedicated central venue for Victorian Gridiron, the league is very happy to announce a commitment by the Victorian Labour Government to build a new facility by 2018.
Our 2016 Operating Rules are now finalised.
Gridiron Victoria will enact one major new rule change for the 2016 men’s season as it endeavours to maintain its extraordinary growth rate of recent years, along with its mantle as the biggest, best and most innovative league in Australia.
American Football has proven extremely popular in Australia for a long time and has seen resurgent growth in the past few years with games on free to air and Australian’s playing in the NFL and NCAA College ranks.
Whilst the loyal fans love gridiron unabashedly, it is not uncommon to hear obtuse criticism questioning the helmet and pads, the stop start nature of the game and ultimately the complicated gameplay itself.
Gridiron Victoria is committed to honouring our Australian heritage and is looking to trial a new rule for the 2016 season.
To our mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, grandaughters, aunts, cousins and nieces. Thank you.
To our incredible women who play American Football, who coach us, heal us, support and sustain us. Thank you.
To every woman, every where. Thank you.
Gridiron Victoria is proud to acknowledge and support International Women’s Day on March 8th. We are extremely proud of our rich diversity, all the amazing women who give everything for our league and continue to make GV the biggest, best and most inclusive in the land.
#GV2016 #IWD2016 #WomensDay
Photos by Barend van den Hoek, Cat Bouwhuis & Mark Baldock
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: