Five members of the UTS Gators Colts team have been selected to the Australian Outback squads for the 2016 IFAF Under 19 World Championships in China, 4 to the A Squad and 1 to the B Squad. Tyler Cawood earned […]
As the dust settles and Round 1 of the playoffs comes to a close, 2 of 3 Gators teams remain alive in their championship hunts. Women: The Gator Women advance to Opal Bowl III after their playoff opponents, #3 ranked […]
At the conclusion of the 2015 regular season, all three UTS Gator teams are headed to the Gridiron NSW Playoffs. Each team has fought through a lot of adversity and has overcome huge obstacles to qualify for post-season play. Division […]
Under threatening skies, the rain held off this Saturday at Pennant Hills Hockey Centre as the Gator Men returned to the win column and the Colts were out-matched by the league-leading Seahawks. Division 1: The Division 1 Gators opened the […]
Under the blistering sun, all three Gator teams beat the heat and their opponents this Saturday at Pennant Hills Hockey Centre. Colts: The Colts Gators opened the proceedings with a commanding effort as they steam-rolled the Wollongong Brumbies 50 – […]
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Visit the UTS Gridiron stall this Wednesday, March 16th, at the Activate UTS O’Day 2016.
For more information, visit Activate UTS
Five members of the UTS Gators Colts team have been selected to the Australian Outback squads for the 2016 IFAF Under 19 World Championships in China, 4 to the A Squad and 1 to the B Squad.
Tyler Cawood earned himself a call to try-outs with a good 2015 season to mark his second year with UTS. Shoring up the role of free safety, his aggressive tackling style made anyone looking for a pass over the middle, keep their eyes more on him than the football. It is undoubtable that this was one of the traits that led to his selection in the A Squad.
Rinaldo Gagiano’s second year in the game was one to remember. After playing a pivotal role in the NSW Wolverines team at the Junior Nationals in April where he earned both NSW and Tournament MVP awards, he followed this up with the Outback team in the World Championships Oceania Qualifier in July. His strong showing at the start of the UTS Gators season looked sure to follow a similar pattern until a mid-season injury ended his 2015 season. Being named to the A Squad for the World Cup team rights his course and looks to make 2016 another strong season for the Gators’ running back.
After two years with the Central Coast Sharks and representing NSW with the Wolverines at the 2015 Junior Nationals, Blake King overcame the withdrawal of the Sharks in season 2015 by finding a new home with the UTS Gators. His tireless work at defensive back throughout the year earned him Team MVP status and has been capped off by a call-up to the A Squad.
Robert Pahulu has had a rookie season to be dreamt of. Making enough of a mark as part of the NSW Wolverines at the Junior Nationals to earn a spot on the Outback World Championships Oceania Qualifier team is how he started the year, and he finished it as a core part of the UTS Gators linebacker crew. Making the A Squad for the World Cup Outback team ensures that 2016 is likely to be even bigger.
David Fonti transferred to the UTS Gators for the 2015 Colts season, and while recovery from an off-season injury meant a slow start to the season for the versatile utility player, Fonti eventually found his niche in the latter half of the year. His fearlessness on the field translated into taking on the core running back duties late in the season and resulted in his announcement as part of the B Squad for the Outback.
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The 2016 UTS Flag competition will take place on Sunday nights, with games between 7pm and 11pm, from April 3 to June 5, at Sydney Boys High School in Surry Hills.
$40 per person or $250 for a team of up to 10 players
For more information and updates, like our UTS Flag Facebook page: facebook.com/groups/UTSflag/
The UTS Gridiron Club is placing a call for Expressions of Interest to be part of the 2016 coaching staffs for the Division 1, Women’s and Colts teams to participate in the Gridiron NSW season. We are seeking applications for positions of Head Coach, Co-ordinators, and Assistant Coaches for all teams.
Successful applicants will be required to participate in various aspects of the coaching roles that are relevant to their position including (but not limited to): preseason and in-season team trainings; coaches and team video review sessions; game-day preparation and sideline roles; playbook creation and review; player assessment and development; and participation in club formal and social functions. All Head Coaching positions report to the UTS Gridiron Executive Committee, and all other coaching positions answer to the relevant team Head Coach.
Those wishing to apply for any role will be required to submit two items:
- Coaching Resume, which should include the following items:
- Attained Gridiron-specific coaching accreditation
- Attained non-Gridiron-specific coaching accreditation
- Prior Gridiron specific coaching experience
- Prior Gridiron playing experience
- Other experience or training deemed relevant
- Short explanation of applicant’s coaching philosophy
- Letter of Expression of Interest detailing:
- Position(s) wishing to apply for by role and team (e.g. Head Coach – Women’s, Defensive Coordinator – Colts, Quarterback coach – Division 1, etc.) in order of preference. Multiple roles in a single team or across different UTS teams may be applied for.
- Statements or short explanation of the following requirements:
- Applicants are not to be serving any current suspension from UTS Gridiron activities;
- Applicant has an understanding of the modern concepts in the sport of gridiron that are relevant to the positions being sought;
- Strong communication skills in a team environment including being able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with players and fellow coaches;
- Any known obstacles to attaining a 90% attendance rate to all trainings, games and other relevant club or team events.
As the dust settles and Round 1 of the playoffs comes to a close, 2 of 3 Gators teams remain alive in their championship hunts.