They say there’s no rest for the wicked, and the same applies for those chasing their dreams.
After completing his HSC this year, UTS Titans Quarterback Jordan Rowland hasn’t taken the summer holidays to celebrate leaving school. Instead he has continued his training culminating this week in an extraordinary opportunity. After representing NSW as a Wide Receiver this year at the Gridiron Australia Junior Nationals and helping to take home the third straight National Title for NSW (scoring one Touchdown and converting eight of ten extra points), Rowland capped off his third year playing American Football by being selected for the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Development Team Camp 2014 again as a Wide Receiver.
Held in Bradenton, Florida over the past week, 77 of the top under 19 American Football players from outside the USA and Canada were put through their paces in a week of intensive training. Hailing from fifteen different countries, Rowland was one of eleven Australians selected, with three coming from Gridiron New South Wales clubs.
Receiving instruction from former US High School, College and NFL level coaches, all those in attendance were exposed to a high standard of training. “The first class facilities at the IMG Academy and the team of Elite Coaches were exceptional” states Rowland. “The intense training schedule and constant conditioning sessions in-between practices has made the camp both enjoyable and exhausting.”
With his eyes set firmly upon trying to obtain a position on a US College team, Rowland will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of several other Australian players who have secured roles at top colleges after attending previous IFAF World Team camps.
Upon his return Rowland will be gearing up to lead the Titans Offense as they prepare for the coming Colts season, set to start on March 1.
The UTS Gridiron Club is seeking expressions of interests from suitably qualified coaches who wish to be part of the coaching staff for the 2014 UTS Colt’s Team.
Please refer to the below links for further details
Invitation to apply – Colts Coaching Staff 2014
Selection Criteria – UTS Colts Coaching Staff
Applications Close Friday 1st November 2013
The UTS Titans is the Clubs Under 19 team, and they are gearing up for their 2013 Season which will start in February so now is the time to get involved!
This year brings a number of changes to the Colts program with the age bracket being increased to 15–19, as well as a change in format from 7-man to 9-man football.
Training has already begun and being held every Tuesday evening (7:oopm – 9:00pm) and Saturday monrings (10:00am – 12:00pm)
Check out the complete Training Schedule and Locations for 2013 - http://tinyurl.com/csc7yw7
If you want to be a part of the UTS Titans for 2013 send Matt Long who is the 2013 Head Coach of the Colts program an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet and Greet
Tuesday December 13, 2011
Powells Creek Reserve, Concord
Come along and meet the coaches and other players for the 2012 Titans Colts team. Information about the season, preseason training, fees, equipment and more will be provided and any questions answered.
There will also be some games of Flag Football for those that cannot wait until January to throw a ball around.
On the 19th September the Christian Schools Sports Association ran their inaugural Gridiron Bowl at Jamieson Park in Penrith.
Two UTS Colts players were involved on the day. Ben Louden played quarterback for the eventual winners (Northern Beaches Christian School 1) whilst Jordan Rowland was Offensive Coordinator for the team that ended up coming forth (Northern Beaches Christian School 2). The day was a great success. Well done to all the players and especially the UTS Colts representatives.
For further details on getting invovled in the 2012 Colts season check out the Colts page