Gridiron Victoria American Football

We offer Men's (16+), Women's (16+) and Under 19's (15- 19) gridiron competitions under NCAA rules. We have 13 gridiron clubs spread throughout the Melbourne metro area, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Gippsland & Pakenham.

Do you want to play? No experience necessary!

Under 19's (15+) & Women's (16+) season runs February to late April whilst our men's (18+) competition runs June to October each year.

Just find the Victorian Gridiron Club closest to you!

Western Crusaders on Coxy’s Big Break

Coxy visits the Western Crusaders to have a go at Gridiron!

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2010 League Presentation Night

Congratulations to all the award winners at the 2010 Gridiron Victoria Presentation Night.

The 2010 Overall League MVP went to #47 James McFadzean from the Bay City Buccaneers.

Major award winners

Linesman of the year – Oswald Wendt
Offensive MVP – Daniel Barnett
Defensive MVP – Adam Gostis
Rookie of the year – Evan Norbury

VGOA Best & Fairest trophy – Daniel Barnett
Official of the year – Bryan Currie
Best conducted club – Croydon Rangers

Full Award winners

All Victoria Team

Coach: Garry Wilson

  • QB: Jamie Stafford
  • RB: Lincoln Decker
  • FB: Daniel Tinatali
  • WR: Heath Decker, Sam Walker
  • TE/SR: Evan Norbury
  • RT: Sam Weller
  • RG: Will Murray
  • C: Ozzie Wendt
  • LG: Hayden Brown
  • LT: Jordan Piggott
  • DT: Marty Jackson,  James Arthur
  • DE: Adam Gotsis, Tony Harris
  • LB: Layke Rossiello, James McFadzean, Mark Doyle
  • CB: Tyson Burgess, Andrew Yeung
  • FS: Tom Kinloch
  • SS: Ryan Raquel
  • R: Tyson Garnham
  • P: Steven Baker
  • K: Steven Jagurinoski

Rookie of the Year

  • Winner- Evan Norbury
  • 2nd Place- Elliot Webb
    – Pin Chow
    – Lawrence Clarke
  • 3rd Place:- Ben Lam

Lineman of the Year

  • Winner- Ozzie Wendt
  • 2nd Place- Adam Gotsis
  • 3rd Place- Damien Griffin
    – Will Murray

Offensive MVP

  • Winner- Daniel Barnett
  • 2nd Place- Jamie Stafford
  • 3rd Place- Daniel Tinatali

Defensive MVP

  • Winner- Adam Gotsis
  • 2nd Place- Layke Rossiello
  • 3rd Place- James McFadzean

Overall MVP

  • Winner- James McFadzean
  • 2nd Place:- Layke Rossiello
    – Daniel Barnett
    – Adam Gotsis
    – Jamie Stafford
  • 3rd Place- Tyson Garnham

The league also acknowledged Tom Kinloch who played his 250th senior game during the year. The full list of award recipients will be updated shortly.

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GV announces new supporters TGI Fridays and Club Warehouse

Gridiron Victoria is proud to announce the renewal of a partnership with TGI Fridays and a new partnership with Club Warehouse. This year, TGI Fridays and Gridiron Victoria will be function to create a mutually beneficial partnership, with TGIs hosting Monday Night Football watch nights, Super Bowl parties, and GV information nights at their stores (dates & times coming soon).

All GV players, coaches, refs, friends, families, and fans of the game are strongly encouraged to visit their local TGI Fridays on Monday nights to watch the NFL and support our partner (for locations and directions please visit

Club Warehouse, a sports medical supplies wholesaler enters its first year as a supporter of GV and will be the source for clubs to acquire strapping tape and other supplies for a fraction of the cost of retail suppliers. In addition, in a special arrangement, players will soon be able to purchase the eye black/strips and other player accessories such as elbow pads and cowboy collars off of this very webpage! Details coming soon, so check back often for more updates! Please visit for more information.

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2010 Australia Outback Team – Victorian Local Camp

Please be advised that the local camp for Victorian players wishing to try out for the Australian Outback Team will be held on October 23rd & 24th at a venue to be determined. Attendance is mandatory to be considered for the Evaluation camp in February 2011.

Saturday October 23rd will involve individual coaching by position, going through plays, the techniques required for such and meeting time with players to discuss what is required.  Players will not be required to attend for the whole day. A schedule will be sent out shortly regarding the times (by position) that players are required for.

Sunday October 24th will involve entire team coaching including going over both offensive and defensive playbooks. Players will be required to attend for the entire session which will commence at 9am through to 4pm. Please note that a nominal fee of $30 is required to be paid on the Saturday to cover expenses for the 2 day camp.

Combine testing will also be done though, not at the camp. Again, attendance is mandatory. This will be held before the camp, on Sunday October 10th at Dendy Park, Dendy Street Brighton.

Please register your intent to attend by emailing Brendon Bowe at or SMS 0401 526 943.

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Week 13 – Miners vs Rangers

Photos from the week 13 match up where the Rangers defeated the Miners 19-6.

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