Division 1 Remains Undefeated

As the mercury in Sydney rose, so too did the heat on the field at Neptune Park as your UTS Gators Women and Division One teams took to the field.  The Women Gators kicked off the action against the reigning […]

Gators Open Season Unbeaten

Your UTS Gators traveled south to Corrimal (Wollongong) for their season openers this past Saturday and all three teams came to play! Getting the day off to a good start, the Gator Colts faced off against the defending GNSW Colts […]

2017 Expression of Interest

Looking at joining Gridiron this year? We’re currently looking out for fresh faces who are interested in joining UTS Gridiron Club for this season as the 2017 season is just around the corner! We have the following teams under the […]

Colts are Kookaburra Bowl Bound!

Following a gutsy performance, the UTS Gators Colts team has knocked off #2 ranked West Sydney Pirates to advance to the Kookaburra Bowl!  With a very strong defensive effort, the Gators held the Pirates scoreless in the 2nd half to […]

Gators Advance to Semi Finals

In a spectacular performance, the UTS Colts Gators have secured a place in the 2016 Gridiron NSW Semi Final after demolishing the Wollongong Brumbies at Lidcombe Oval last Saturday 40 – 0.  Despite several starters getting limited playing  time due […]

 

Flag Football Is Back!

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/

UTS Gridiron Flag Competition

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

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!

UTS Gators are Playoff Bound!

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 1:
The Gator Men finished their season on November 21st, dropping a heart-breaker that went down to the wire 22 – 28, to the #3 Northwestern Predators. It was a gutsy effort by a very depleted Gator squad. Next week sees the #5 Gators face #4 UNSW Raiders as they look to keep their Championship hopes alive. Kickoff is at 1:00pm at David Phillips Field, UNSW.
Women:
The Gator Women finished up their season against the league-leading UNSW Raiders. The Gators put in a terrific effort giving the Raiders a good scare, keeping the game tied 14 – 14 at the half before finally losing pace and losing 18 – 36. While the final score is not what they wanted, the performance the Gator Women put in speaks volumes to their heart and focus at this critical point in the season. The #2 Women Gators will face the #3 Newcastle Cobras in their semi-final next week. Kickoff is at 11:00am at David Phillips Field, UNSW.
Colts:
The Colts Gators closed the 2015 regular season with a solid victory over the #6 Wollongong Brumbies, 20 – 10. The win builds some much needed confidence and tempo as the #5 Gators head into the playoffs next week facing the #4 West Sydney Pirates at 11:00am at David Phillips Field, UNSW.
Your UTS Gators need your support to help push them to the Championship! Come on out to David Phillips Field on the campus of UNSW this Saturday, December 5th at 11:00am as the women and colts compete in their playoff games, then stay for the Division 1 playoff at 1:00pm and cheer the Gators on to VICTORY!

Gator Colts Fall, Division 1 Bounces Back

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 day with a gritty effort against the winless Newcastle Cobras. The Cobras tested the battle-weary Gators with a high level of enthusiasm. Had the Cobras spent more energy on executing their plays, rather than baiting the Gators into fights, the game may very well have been closer but the Gators kept their cool to secure the 30 – 14 victory. The Gators have a week off before they return to Neptune Park on November 21st to take on the #3 ranked Northwestern Predators.
Colts:
The Gators faced off against the unbeaten Sutherland Seahawks but were simply no match for their size and speed. Our boys put in a great effort and despite the lopsided score of 46 – 0, the Gators never gave up and fought to the end. The Gators will once again face the Seahawks next week at Slade Park with a 5:00pm kickoff.
Women:
The Gator Women were idle this week and they look to bounce back after last week’s loss. The Gators are currently in 2nd place with a record of 3 – 2. Next week, the Gators face the #3 ranked Newcastle Cobras at Slade Park. Kickoff at 12:00pm.
Head up the coast to Slade Park this Saturday, November 14th, to cheer on your UTS Gators!