Gridiron Australia

Gridiron Australia

Gridiron Australia is the governing body of American football played in Australia. It is an approved sporting association under federal government regulations and is a member of the International Federation of American Football.

Gridiron Australia is a governing body of the state-level leagues and does not manage a national-level league itself. Six out of the eight Australian states and territories run leagues; a total of 70 teams consisting of approximately 2500 players. Leagues also provide state-level teams to the Gridiron Australia National Championships.

Gridiron has been played in Australia since 1983 and is always referred to as gridiron rather than football to distinguish it from the other football codes such as Rugby League, Rugby Union, Australian rules football or association football. There is no uniform gridiron season in Australia, with the leagues playing at different times of the year.

Australian national team

The Australian Outbacks are the national team representing Australia in the Gridiron World Cup, Oceania Bowl, and other national-level events.

Member leagues and teams

There are 38 Division One teams (over 18 division) who play in six leagues. Representative teams are formed by players across the league, not solely from the league championship team. Other teams part of Gridiron Australia include colts teams (under 18 division) and flag football tournaments.

  • ACT Gridiron - championship is the Capital Bowl, representative team is the ACT Monarchs
    • Astros
    • Centurions
    • Tuggeranong Tornadoes
    • University of Canberra Firebirds
    • Woden Valley Gladiators
  • Gridiron NSW - championship is the Waratah Bowl, representative team is the NSW Wolfpack
    • Bondi Raiders
    • Northwestern Predators
    • Penrith City Outlaws
    • Sutherland Seahawks
    • Sydney University Lions
    • UTS Gridiron
    • West Sydney Pirates
    • Wollongong Mustangs
  • Gridiron Queensland - championship is the Sun Bowl, representative team is the Queensland Sundevils
  • South Australian Gridiron Association - representative team is SA Fire
    • Port Adelaide Spartans
    • Adelaide Eagles
    • Eastside Razorbacks
    • Southern Districts Oilers
    • South City Chiefs
  • Gridiron Victoria - representative team is the Victorian Eagles
    • Bay City Buccaneers
    • Berwick Miners
    • Croydon Rangers
    • Monash University Warriors
    • Monash University Barbarians
    • Southern Seahawks
    • Western Crusaders
  • Gridiron West - representative team is the WA Raiders
    • Claremont Jets
    • Curtin Saints
    • Perth Blitz
    • Perth Broncos
    • Rockingham Vipers
    • Westside Steelers

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