Gridiron Victoria was proud to host the training camp featuring six coaches from the University of Michigan last Friday 3rd of June.
Our thanks to the passionate coaching staff and the Pakenham Silverbacks for facilitating an incredible event that was covered around the globe.
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