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Call out for help!

The NSW Wolfpack urgently need volunteers for a few nationals games to do chains and other sideline jobs. It starts next Sunday the 14th and continues on throughout the week. If you can spare some time and want to be on the sideline right next to the action, the link to sign-up is below. Experience is not necessary as the referees will guide you before the game.

Click here to sign up


UNSW Raiders welcomes new import to team

Michael ‘Colton’ Mitchell

Michael Mitchell, known to family and friends as ‘Colton’, was born November 2, 1994 in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Growing up in the suburbs of Ann Arbor and playing football since Middle School, Michael found a passion for all aspects of the sport. Dreaming of playing for larger organizations he was drafted to the Michigan Bearcats, a part of the Rivals Professional Football League in the United States. Starting offensive center and defensive end Michael made it to the Championship game two seasons in a row.

At 24 years of age, Michael enjoys not only the sport of football, but also the health and conditioning aspects of being a young athlete. Weighing in at 255lbs (115kg) and 6’2″ (188cm) he has thus far reached a 405lb (183kg) bench press max and a 225lb (100kg) bench press of 43 reps with a 40 time of 4.54. His hobbies include strength training and power lifting, which has gained him victories in many weight lifting competitions. In his spare time, Michael has enjoyed helping and training other athletes in the gym and on the field, as well as staying active with other sports, hiking, and traveling.

Looking forward, Michael is excited and honored to be representing the UNSW Raiders in Australia. Giving him a great opportunity to share and encourage others to join in his love of football.


“Active kids” program

UNSW Raiders are pleased to announce we are registered with the “Active kids” program and are now an accredited active kids provider.

The Active kids program is an initiative by the NSW Government to help kids get active in any sport, fitness or active recreation activities. The program started from January 2018 and allows any school age child to be eligible for $100 refund on season fees.

President of the club Darryl Jones said of the announcement today “The UNSW Raiders have successfully applied to become an active kids provider in an effort to reduce the registration fee costs to parents. We did this because we know that money is always tight when families are trying to afford registration for kids sports. However, we feel that it’s important for kids to play sport and believe that this program may help do just that.”

Many other forms of fee assistance is available for almost everyone. Contact our expert in the field Kira-Lea Dirgan at feehelp@raidersgridiron.com and ask what help is available for you.


2019 promotional video

The UNSW Raiders are excited to release their annual promotional recruitment video. Join the #Family

Women’s team announced on International Women’s Day!

What better day to announce the return of our UNSW Raiders Women’s Team, than on International Women’s Day! To all of the women who are involved in our club, whether they be players, executives or supporters, thank you for your invaluable contribution to the Raiders.”

If you are looking to try your hand at Gridiron, send a private message for more details

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