The UNSW Raiders will be holding their annual Combine and Registration Day on Saturday 28 May 2016 from 5-8pm at David Phillips Sports Complex, Banks Avenue, Daceyville.
Registrations are now open for the following teams:
Raiders Youth Gridiron Academy (RGA) – 8-14yrs
Colts – 15-19yrs
Women – 18+
Men – 18+
All players are invited to a special Players Meeting on Tuesday 31 May 2016 to discuss the expectations of the 2016 season. This meeting will be held at Sam Cracknall Pavillion at the University of NSW at 8pm.
With the pre-season only weeks away we encourage everyone to register as soon as possible so we can ensure Game Day uniforms and Merchandise are ready for the commencement of the season. Please click here to register: http://www.raidersgridiron.com/registration/
Congratulations to UNSW Raiders that have been selected to play on the NSW Wolfpack and NSW Coyotes State Teams in the 2016 Australian Gridiron League National Competition (AGL & WAGL)
NSW WOLFPACK – Congratulations to Rob Seymour, Joey Donaghy and Ben Raglione who have been selected as players and congratulations also to Michael Vrcelj who is a coach with the squad.
NSW COYOTES – Congratulations to players: Kate Gardiner, Adela Greenbaum, Renae Hahn, Evette Lichaa, Shiloh Phillips, Stacey Speer, Hayley Tagaloa-Smith, Atelaite Taukeiaho and to coaches Tommy Larkin (OC) and Dane Robertson (DC).
– vs Western Australia – 16 April (Perth)
– vs Queensland – 30 April (Brisbane)
– vs South Australia – 7 May (Sydney)
NSW Coyotes – vs Queensland – 30 April (Queensland)
– vs Queensland – 7 May (Sydney)
– vs Queensland – 14 May (Queensland)
The UNSW Raiders would like to congratulations Coach Dane Robertson on his appointment to the first ever Australian Outback Women’s National Team Coaching Staff to represent Australia in the 2017 IFAF Women’s World Championships. Dane will be coaching Wide Receivers and will also be Co-Special Teams Co-Ordinator.
Dane is the current UNSW Raiders Womens Head Coach who finished the 2016 Gridiron NSW Season as undefeated champions winning the Opal Bowl. Dane joined the Raiders in 2007 and has played Wide Receiver 5 years at WR, 1 year at QB. Dane was the Colts Head Coach in 2009 and 2010 and played in the 2010 National Championship NSW Wolfpack in 2010 and has been a Raiders player/coach as of 2011.
In addition, Dane is the current Defensive Co-ordinator for the Gridiron NSW Coyotes Womens State Team.
Well done to all the National Coaches selected and best of luck with the preparations for the 2017 Women’s World Championship.
Today, Saturday 20 February 2016, saw our first event for 2016!
The Flag Gala Day was attended by more than a dozen enthusiastic players wanting to have a run around despite the heat however they were well rewarded by a scrumptious BBQ put on by the club.
Following the games the UNSW Raiders held their 2016 Annual General Meeting. We would like to thank the everyone that attended the meeting. A well earned thank you goes to the outgoing Executive for all of their hard work throughout 2015.
Congratulations and welcome the 2016 Executive:
President: Blake Cochran
Vice-President: Remy Coleman
Secretary: Ben Raglione
Treasurer: Paul Manera
Arc Representative – Adela Greenbaum
Ordinary Members: Renae Hahn, Darryl Jones, Tommy Larkin and Elissa Manera
Registrations for Colts (U19), Womens and Mens teams are now open so register and pay now to take advantage of our early bird special! Click here to register: PLAYER REGISTRATIONS
This weekend 10 women and 21 men took a trip north to the Gold Coast for the UNSW Raiders End of Season Trip. Today, Saturday 16 January 2016, they played a friendly game against the Gold Coast Stingrays Mens and Womens Gridiron Teams.
The men dedicated their match to the life of Jim Minogue who was both a former Raider and Stingray by playing for the JIM MINOGUE MEMORIAL TROPHY. Jim, unfortunately, had his life cut short passing away from Skin Cancer.
A big thank the Brisbane Rhinos, Bayside Ravens and Sunshine Coast Spartans ladies and men’s players for pulling on the green jersey of the UNSW Raiders Gridiron Club today to help out with numbers in this interstate friendly game against the Gold Coast Stingrays. Casey Cubis, Rhianna Kuss, Jonno Lee, Cory Ayres, Locky Portors, Ben Rogers, Joe Cook (all from the Spartans), Tiafi Thurston (from the Bayside Ravens), Carlos Williams and Chiam James (from the Rhinos) who all took part in the games.
The UNSW Raiders would like to thank the Gold Coast Stingrays for organising a great afternoon. A fun time was had by all and both games where played in good spirit – at the end of the day the Stingrays prevailed defeating the women 24-0 and the men 60-0. Both teams will be continuing the celebrations this evening when they all will be attending a joint team function at Hurricanes Grill & Bar Surfers Paradise
The Gridiron NSW Coyotes State Coaching Staff for 2016 Womens Australia Gridiron League (WAGL) has been appointed!
Congratulations to UNSW Raiders Coaches Dane Robertson and Tommy Larkin who have been appointed as the Defensive and Offensive Co-Ordinators respectively.
Coach Dane Robertson is the current UNSW Raiders Womens Head Coach who finished the 2016 Gridiron NSW Season as undefeated champions winning the Opal Bowl. Dane joined the Raiders in 2007 and has played Wide Receiver 5 years at WR, 1 year at QB. He has been Team Captain since 2010. Dane was the Colts HC in 2009 and 2010 and played in the 2010 National Championship NSW Wolfpack in 2010 and has been a Raiders player/coach as of 2011.
Coach Tommy Larkin has been with the Raiders since the age of 14 and has represented NSW twice in back to back championships. Tommy has been coaching for the last 12 years. In that time he has coach the Raiders Under 19 Colts team to 8 finals appearances, 3 of which were back to back Grand Final appearances of which they won 2. This will also be his 2nd campaign with the NSW Coyotes State Womens Team.
Well Done to all the Coaches selected and best of luck with the team selection process.
The UNSW Raiders Gridiron Club hopes that everyone had a very Merry Christmas! We would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year and pray that your 2016 is healthy, prosperous and full of love and fun!
What better way to kick off the year but with some football! Join us this Tuesday 12 January 2016 (AEDST) at Doncaster Hotel from 12 noon to watch the 2016 National College Championships!
CLEMSON vs ALABAMA! The Tigers and the Crimson Tide will go head to head to fight for the honour of being the National College Champions!
On Saturday 19 December 2015 the UNSW Raiders Gridiron Club hosted the Gridiron NSW Bowl Games. It was an exciting day filled with lots of great football and atmosphere. The UNSW Raiders Club started the day with a special Opal Bowl Grand Final breakfast for our womens team.
After a lovely start to the day the women kicked off at 12 noon and did battle for the Gridiron NSW Opal Bowl. It was a hard fought, thrilling game in which the UNSW Raiders remained undeafeated for the season defeating the UTS Gators 40-16 to take out the 2015 Championship.
This is the first championship win for the UNSW Raiders women who are the first Raiders team since 1987 to take out a championship with an undefeated season. It was also the first championship win for the club in 10 years!
Congratulations to all the women and congratulations to the 2015 Opal Bowl MVP – #43 Renae Hahn.
You can watch the 2015 OPAL BOWL highlights here:
The other championship game results were:
KOOKABURRA BOWL – The Sutherland Seahawks defeated the NorthWestern Predators 42-0 to take out their 2nd consecutive Under 19 Kookaburra Bowl
WARATAH BOWL – The Sydney University Lions defeated the West Sydney Pirates 36-18 to secure their 13th consecutive Waratah Bowl.
All the games were live streamed by BARTV with our very own Head Coach Paul Manera as part of the commentating team. The games are still available on the BARTV YouTube Channel.
The UNSW Raiders Gridiron Club, the only Sydney Gridiron Club located in the Eastern Suburbs, are looking forward to an awesome 2016 season. Information regarding preseason and registrations will be available shortly.
We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy, safe and prosperous 2016!
This Saturday 19 December 2015 is the Gridiron NSW 2015 Championship Day where the Women, Colts and Men will battle for the Opal Bowl at 12pm, the Kookaburra Bowl at 3pm and the Waratah Bowl at 6pm. All games will be played at David Phillips Sports Fields, Banks Avenue, Daceyville. BBQ and Drinks will be available all day.
The UNSW Raiders Gridiron Club are very proud that our womens team finished the 2015 regular season on top of the leader board and as Minor Premiers. They went into the Playoffs in 1st place where they defeated the 4th Place NorthWestern Phoenix to secure a position in this year Grand Final match.
The UNSW Raiders Womens will kick off at 12pm against UTS in the Gridiron NSW 2015 Opal Bowl. We are hoping for a sea of green to support and cheer them on and we are all hoping that they remain undefeated
and bring home the championship trophy!
This year we have been very lucky to have our own Tommy Larkin producing videos for us including our Hard Knocks Series and the weekly highlights. We are proud to present his awesome promo video on the UNSW Womens Journey to the Opal Bowl…
CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE GAMES?
Gridiron NSW have partnered with BarTV to LIVE STREAM all of the 2015 Championship games. Live streaming links are:
GNSW have also partnered with Valentine Sports Photography to photograph this weekends action and we look forward to seeing the great shots next week! Photos will be available for purchase after the weekend at $5 for 6 x 4 and $15 for 8 x 12. Team photos will also be taken prior to each game!
IT’S CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK! This Saturday the UNSW Raiders will be hosting all 3 Bowl Games at David Philips Sports Fields!
Can our UNSW Raiders Women continue their dominance and bring home the OPAL BOWL? We are hoping so!
12 noon – The Women play for THE OPAL BOWL – Radiers vs UTS 3pm – The Colts play for THE KOOKABURRA BOWL – Seahawks vs Panthers 6pm – The Men play for THE WARATAH BOWL – Lions vs Pirates
Join us down for a full afternoon and evening of championship football!
For those who can’t make it down to Daceyville – the games will also be live streamed… links for streaming will be available soon and keep your eye on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/raidersgridiron) for further details in the coming days.