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.
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
Our women’s state team are locked in to play a match vs the ACT Monarchs on Saturday May 21st in Canberra (venue TBC).
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:
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.
Joshua Faure Northern Raiders
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
Posted in Under 19's
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.
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.
Posted in Under 19's
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: