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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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Do you want to play Gridiron?

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

You must be 15 – 19 years of age to play juniors and over 16 for women’s.

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

2015 Junior Champion Melbourne Uni Lions

2016 Junior & Women’s Season starts in FEBRUARY!

The 2016 Junior (15 – 19) and Women’s (16+) season will kick off 20 & 21st February and run through to April 3oth.

We intend to run early morning and night games and will have a comprehensive heat policy to deal with the summer months.

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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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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Statement regarding recent media claims

Release for Press 30 December 2015

Following a recent article in the Herald Sun, dated December 29, 2015 5:55pm, by Peter Rolfe. The executive of Gridiron Victoria wish to make the following points clear, and would have done so to the reporter, if given sufficient time to respond to his email request.

In early 2015, the full committee of Gridiron Victoria, as a result of an annual review of operating rules, unanimously (with 1 abstention) voted to no longer allow female participation in their 15 year old to under 19 competition. Citing the duty of care owed by its accredited coaches to all players in the competition, and the fact that we have a viable 16 and over Women’s competition (or 15 with parents, club coaches, state director of coaching and executive clearance).

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