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!

2016 Operating Rules (April Fools)

Offensive line - greater fairness.

Finally we may get to see the big beef up front shake and bake

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.

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Making American Football more Australian

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.

Moves to outlaw this technique in Victoria

Moves to outlaw this technique in Victoria

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.

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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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