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!

Celebrating International Women’s Day

2016 Women's Day

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.

Thank you

#GV2016 #IWD2016 #WomensDay

Photos by Barend van den Hoek, Cat Bouwhuis & Mark Baldock

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Women’s State team to take on ACT Monarchs Saturday May 21

Our women’s state team are locked in to play a match vs the ACT Monarchs on Saturday May 21st in Canberra (venue TBC).

Womens State Players

Lead by Head Coach Matt Jenkins, our best female players will go into battle just over 3 years since the first ever Australian women’s state game between ACT and the newly formed Western Foxes.

Our thanks to Gridiron ACT for their unwavering commitment to State football.

Coach Jenkins has named his coaching staff for the women’s program, congratulations to the following appointees:

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Under 19’s State Team Coaches Announced!

Junior Victorian Eagles

Gridiron Victoria is pleased to announce the following coordinator and coaching appointments have been made by Head Coach Robert Smith for the upcoming Under 19’s state team program.

Offensive Coordinator
Joshua Faure Northern Raiders

Defensive Coordinator
Corey Pettett South Eastern Predators

Special Teams Coordinator
Leed Wesolowski Pakenham Silverbacks

Offensive Coaching Assistant
Caleb Morgan Western Crusaders

Defensive Coaching Assistants
Byron Price MUGC Lions
John McGuiness Berwick Miners

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Taking our state football program international!

Gridiron Victoria is very pleased to announce the appointment of the 2 time Junior Vic Bowl winning Head Coach from MUGC Robert Smith as Head Coach of the Victorian Eagles Under 19 State Team.


We have now released the itinerary for the upcoming 2016 Singapore trip for the Victorian Junior Eagles team.

Download the full itinerary for the trip (PDF file)

We are equally excited to announce that Coach Smith will be taking his team on Victoria’s first international tour to Singapore. The tour will depart September 23rd and return September 30th and will see the team play 2 games, the first of what we hope to be many such tours.

Rob Smith Head Coach of Junior State Eagles

Under 19 players will have Rob and his additional coaching staff (yet to be appointed) casting their eyes over the league this coming season and selecting a training squad to be announced at the Junior Vic Bowl on April 30. The squad will be trimmed to a maximum of 40 players to make the tour.

We at GV are very pleased to make this announcement and will provide more detail in the coming weeks about the tour and opportunities for players & coaches to be involved.

Good luck to all our young players as they vie for a roster spot on our international tour.

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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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