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Week 1 Washed Out

Due to heavy rains last week, all round 1 Gridiron NSW games were cancelled and officially scored as 6 – 6 ties.  Join us next Saturday, September 10th for a full slate of games to be held at Darling St Park in Greystanes.

Colts:
11:30am vs Sydney University Cubs
Women:
1:30pm vs Northwestern Phoenix
Division 1:
3:30pm vs Sydney University Lions
Your UTS Gators need your support to help get their seasons off to a great start! Come on out to Darling St Park in Greystanes this Saturday, September 10th and cheer the Gators on to VICTORY!

2016 Season Openers

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The 2016 Gridiron NSW season gets underway this Saturday at Neptune Park in Revesby as the Newcastle Cobras come to town to face the UTS Gators.  The women will get the action started with kickoff at 4:00 pm and Division 1 following at 6:00 pm.

The UTS Colts Gators will begin their 2016 campaign a week later when they face the Sydney University Cubs on Saturday, September 10th at Darling St. Park in Greystanes.  Kickoff is slated for 11:30 am.

Come on out and cheer on your UTS Gators as they begin their 2016 Championship runs!  Show your support with UTS Gator fan apparel available now from our online store!

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Preseason Begins June 20

UTS Gridiron will kick off our preseason on Monday night, June 20th with our first night training session at Tempe Recreational Reserve, fields 1 and 2 (near the change rooms).

COLTS: 7pm til 9pm
MEN & WOMEN: 7:30pm til 9:30pm
MONDAY night sessions will continue at Tempe throughout preseason.

Additional sessions will take place for MEN on WEDNESDAY nights at Waverton Oval 7:30pm til 9:30pm
Additional sessions for WOMEN and COLTS will take place on THURSDAY nights at Waverton Oval.
Colts: 7pm til 9pm
Women: 7:30pm til 9:30pm

All are welcome!  If you have ever wondered what all the hype is about or wanted to give American Football a go, come on down and see what it’s all about!

2016 Coaching Staff – Expressions of Interest

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:

  1. Coaching Resume, which should include the following items:
    1. Attained Gridiron-specific coaching accreditation
    2. Attained non-Gridiron-specific coaching accreditation
    3. Prior Gridiron specific coaching experience
    4. Prior Gridiron playing experience
    5. Other experience or training deemed relevant
    6. Short explanation of applicant’s coaching philosophy
  2. Letter of Expression of Interest detailing:
    1. 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.
    2. Statements or short explanation of the following requirements:
      1. Applicants are not to be serving any current suspension from UTS Gridiron activities;
      2. Applicant has an understanding of the modern concepts in the sport of gridiron that are relevant to the positions being sought;
      3. Strong communication skills in a team environment including being able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with players and fellow coaches;
      4. Any known obstacles to attaining a 90% attendance rate to all trainings, games and other relevant club or team events.

Applications should be emailed to both president@utsgridiron.com and secretary@utsgridiron.com by 5pm (EST) on Friday February 12, 2016.

Women Advance to Opal Bowl, Div. 1 to Semi-finals

UTS Gators defeat UNSW in playoffs

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 Newcastle Cobras were unable to field a team. They will face the #1 ranked UNSW Raiders for the NSW State Championship on Saturday, December 19th. Kickoff is at 12:00 noon at David Phillips Field, Daceyville.
Colts:
Despite a valiant effort, the Gators’ season has come to an end following an 8 – 24 playoff loss to the West Sydney Pirates. 2015 has been a tough season for our boys but throughout it all, your UTS Gators Colts have shown great sportsmanship, teamwork and heart. Congratulations to all of our Colts players for a job well done and we look forward to our championship drive next year.
Division 1:
Despite losing to UNSW in week 8 of the regular season, 11 to 7, UTS came into today’s first round playoff game confident of victory following two solid weeks of preparation and the return of several key players from injury. The Gators took the early lead and never trailed in a close, hard-fought contest which came down to the final series, in which the Gator defense shut down the Raiders passing attack to secure the victory, 21 – 15. The Gators now move on to face the #1 ranked Sydney University Lions next week, Saturday December 12th. Kickoff is at 6:00pm at David Phillips Field, Daceyville.
Your UTS Gators need your support to help push them to the Championship! Come on out to David Phillips Field this Saturday, December 12th at 6:00pm to cheer on the Division 1 Gators as they fight for a spot in the 2015 Waratah Bowl and the 2015 NSW State Championship!