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RGA – ROUND 8

Tonight was Round 8 of the RGA Youth Gridiron Competition.

In the Under 10 competition the Bulls and the Jets were both had great wins and both hold the top of the leader board with the Giants just holding on due to for and against!  In the Under 12’s the Hawks and the Ravens were triumphant with the Hawks maintaining their domination with a 7-1 season record.  In the Under 14’s the Bears and Grizzlies both took wins with the Grizzlies holding their top spot with a 7-1 season record.

There is only one more week of the regular season – Round 9 next Friday 9th December 2016. The Championship Round will be played the following week – Friday 16th December 2016.

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To see the standings for the competition please look to the right and scroll down to the standings table which is labelled RGA.

Here are the Round 8 results:

UNDER 10’s

  • Bulls 60 def Dragons 34
  • Jets 32 def Giants 20

UNDER 12’s

  • Hawks 54 def Bolts 18
  • Ravens 42 def Cobras 29

UNDER 14’s

  • Bears 60 def Cheetahs 18
  • Grizzlies 38 def Spartans 33

#rga #youthfootball #growingthegame #round8

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GRIDIRON NSW CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2016

This weekend is the Gridiron NSW 2016 Championship weekend.

The UNSW Raiders Women have remained undefeated for a 2nd year in a row and will now have the opportunity to defend their 2015 title when they take on the Northwestern Phoenix this weekend. The Womens Opal Bowl will kick off at 2.00pm  this Saturday 3 December 2016 at Leichhardt Oval, Mary Street, Lilyfield.

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Here is the full game schedule for Gridiron NSW Championships:

  • 11.00am COLTS – KOOKABURRA BOWL
    Sutherland Seahawks (#1)  v UTS Gators (#3)
  • 2.00pm WOMEN – OPAL BOWL
    UNSW Raiders (#1) v Northwestern Phoenix (#2)
  • 5.00pm MEN– WARATAH BOWL
    Sydney University Lions (#1) v West Sydney Pirates (#2)

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SEMI FINAL RECAP

This weekend was the Gridiron NSW Semi Finals. The UNSW Raiders Men went head to head in a Round 11 rematch against the West Sydney Pirates.  This was tipped to be the match of the round and it certainly didn’t disappoint – it was a nailbiter!

The whistle blew and both teams got down to business however by the end of the 1st quarter the game was still scoreless.  The Raiders were the first to strike early in the 2nd quarter with #36 Christian Gaitau taking the hand off from quarterback #3 Lukas Vojnar and the Raiders took the lead 6-0.  The Pirates leveled with a touchdown and converted for 2 taking over the lead 8-6.  With 19 seconds left in the 2nd quarter #3 Lukas Vojnar scored a rushing touchdown and the men finished the half leading the Pirates 13-8.

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The 3rd quarter saw the Raiders expand their lead with a touchdown to #7 Lamar Dansby and by the end of the 3rd quarter they were still leading by 20-14.  In the 4th quarter quarterback #3 Lukas Vojnar struck again taking the men to a 26-14 lead.  Then the Pirates struck back with a touchdown taking the score to 26-22 and giving the Raiders a slim lead.  It was in the final minutes of the game when the Pirates struck again and they took over the lead 29-26. The men did us proud, they tried everything – they fought hard to regain the lead but, to quote Vince Lombardi, they just ran out of time!   FINAL SCORE – West Sydney Pirates 29 defeated the UNSW Raiders 26

Congratulation to the UNSW Raiders Men’s players and coaches on a fantastic season.  2016 is the first time in 11 years that the men have made it to the semi-finals.  The last time was in 2005 where they defeated the West Sydney Pirates before going on to take the 2005 Div 1 Championship.  The men have been on the rise over the past 2 seasons – last year finishing in 4th position on the ladder and making the playoffs but being eliminated in the Preliminary Final and this year finishing with a winning regular season of 8-2, making it through the Preliminary Final defeating the Northwestern Predators and playing in the Semi-Final against the West Sydney Pirates and only falling short of making the Waratah Bowl in the final minutes of the game.  I am sure it is safe to say that the teams in the GNSW league are on notice – the Raiders men are BACK!  Bring on 2017! 

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GRIDIRON NSW – SEMI FINAL RESULTS

MEN

  • West Sydney Pirates 29 def UNSW Raiders 26
  • Sydney University Lions 39 def Northern Sydney Rebels 21

COLTS

  • Sutherland Seahawks 36 def University of Sydney Cubs 18
  • UTS Gators 12 def West Sydney Pirates 8

   

UNSW RAIDERS GAMES FOR NEXT WEEKEND – OPAL BOWL

The UNSW Raiders Women have remained undefeated for a 2nd year in a row and will now have the opportunity to defend their 2015 title when they take on the Northwestern Phoenix this weekend. The Womens Opal Bowl will kick off at 2.00pm  this Saturday 3 December 2016 at Leichhardt Oval, Mary Street, Lilyfield.

LEAGUE LADDERS – Final season ladders have been updated and are to the right of this post.

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS –  Make sure you look out for our weekly highlights reel which will be posted on Facebook page on Tuesday morning.

Photo credits:

  • Photo 1 – Jeremy Brown/Deus Images
  • Photo 2 – Jeremy Brown/Deus Images
  • Photo 3 – Jeremy Brown/Deus Images
  • Photo 4 –  Tommy Larkin/Mad Hatter Concept
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RGA – ROUND 7

Tonight was Round 7 of the RGA Youth Gridiron Competition and we saw some great competition and big scores!

In the Under 10 competition the Giants and the Bulls were triumphant and the Giants retain the top spot in the ladder with a 6-1 season record.  The Hawks and the Bolts  had good wins with the Hawks continuing their hold on the top spot on the Under 12 leader board with a 6-1 record and in the Under 14’s the Cheetahs and Grizzlies took the win with the Grizzlies holding their spot in 1st also with a 6-1 season record.

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To see the standings for the competition please look to the right and scroll down to the standings table which is labelled RGA.

Here are the Round 6 results:

UNDER 10’s
Giants 41 beat Dragons 22
Bulls 52 beat Jets 12

UNDER 12’s
Hawks 41 beat Ravens 20
Bolts 45 beat Cobras 18

UNDER 14’s
Cheetahs 34 beat spartans 24
Grizzlies 38 beat bears 25

Well done to all the teams and we look forward to Round 8 next Friday night ! #rga #youthfootball #growingthegame #round7

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GRIDIRON NSW FINALS – WEEK 2

This coming Saturday, 26 November 2016, is the Gridiron NSW Semi Finals.

The UNSW Raiders Men defeated the Northwestern Predators in last weekends Preliminary Final to give them a Semi Final berth in which they will go head to head in a Round 11 rematch against the West Sydney Pirates.  Kick off is at 1.00pm at Neptune Park, Edinburgh Drive, Revesby.

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Here is the full game schedule for Week 2 of the Gridiron NSW Finals Series:

  • 11.00am COLTS – Sutherland Seahawks (#1)  v Sydney University Cubs (#4)
  • 1.00pm MEN – West Sydney Pirates (#2) v UNSW Raiders (#3)
  • 4.00pm COLTS – West Sydney Pirates (#2) v UTS Gators #3)
  • 6.00pm MEN – Sydney University Lions (#1) v Northern Sydney Rebels (#4)

The UNSW Raiders Women will be in action at the 2016 Opal Bowl.  They will kick off against the Northwestern Phoenix at 2.00pm on Saturday 3 December 2016 at Leichhardt Oval, Mary Street, Lilyfield.

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PRELIMINARY FINAL REVIEW

The Gridiron NSW Preliminary Finals were played on Saturday 19 November 2016 at Lidcombe Oval, Church Street, Lidcombe.  The UNSW Raiders Men were up against the Northwestern Predators in a Round 8 rematch.

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The game started strongly for the Raiders Men with a quick touchdown in the 1st quarter by the defense which set the tone for the game. The score at the end of the 1st was 7-0.  The men settled well, the defense held firm taking the team into the break with a solid lead of 21-0.  The 1st half touchdowns were scored by: #42 Marcos Delana intercepted for pick 6, #7 Lamar Dansby – rushing, Touchdown pass by #3 Lukas Vojnar to #9 Damon Manns.

In the 2nd half the men got down to business and confirmed their regular season success pulling ahead 35-6 by the end of the 3rd quarter.  By the end of the game the team had moved further ahead finishing the game strongly. 2nd half touchdowns- #36 Christian Gataeu – rushing, #3 Lukas Vojnar – rushing, Touchdown pass by #3 Lukas Vojnar to #18 Justin Fatu, Touchdown pass by #3 Lukas Vojnar #1 Max Nina.  Our kicker, #33 Aaron McEvoy, had a great evening completing 6/7 for the night.

This results gives the men a fantastic season record of 9-2!  It also gives them a berth in the 2016 Semi Finals in which they will go head to head in a Round 11 rematch against the West Sydney Pirates.  FINAL SCORE: UNSW Raiders 48 defeated the Northwestern Predators 16

GRIDIRON NSW – PRELIMINARY FINAL RESULTS

MEN

  • UNSW Raiders 48 def Northwestern Predators 16
  • Northern Sydney Rebels 31 def Sutherland Seahawks 6

COLTS

  • University of Sydney Cubs 38 def Nepean Ducks 19
  • UTS Gators 40 def Wollongong Brumbies 0

UNSW RAIDERS GAMES FOR NEXT WEEKEND – SEMI FINALS (WEEK 2)

This coming Saturday is the Gridiron NSW Semi Finals which will be played at Neptune Park – Revesby. The UNSW Raiders will face the West Sydney Pirates in a Round 11 rematch – the game kicks off at 1pm.

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS –  Make sure you look out for our weekly highlights reel which will be posted on Facebook page on Tuesday morning.

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RGA – ROUND 6

Tonight was Round 6 of the RGA Youth Gridiron Competition – there are only 3 weeks before the finals!

In the Under 10 competition we saw the Jets win their first game of the season and the Giants suffered their first defeat putting their record to 5-1 however they retain the top spot in the ladder.  The Hawks continue to dominate first place on the Under 12 leader board with a 5-1 record and in the Under 14’s the Cheetahs have knocked the Grizzlies into second place and hold first place with a 5-1 record.

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To see the standings for the competition please look to the right and scroll down to the standings table which is labelled RGA.

Here are the Round 6 results:

UNDER 10’s

  • Jets 27 def Dragons 26
  • Bulls 45 def Giants 12

UNDER 12’s

  • Bolts 28 def Ravens 22
  • Hawks 41 def Cobras 12

UNDER 14’s

  • Grizzlies 37 def Cheetahs 22
  • Bears 34 def Spartans 19

Once again, we congratulate the players, coaches and officials for playing in the spirit of the game and we look forward to Round 7 next week! #rga #youthfootball #growingthegame #round6

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GRIDIRON NSW FINALS – WEEK 1

This coming Saturday, 19 November 2016, the Gridiron NSW Finals Series commences.

The UNSW Raiders Men have finished the regular season with a 8-2 record placing them in 3rd place on the league ladder.  This Saturday they will be doing battle in the Preliminary Final against the Northwestern Predators (#6). The match kicks off at 6.00pm at Lidcombe Oval, Lidcombe.  The winner of this match will move into the Semi-Finals and play either the Sydney University Lions (#1) or the West Sydney Pirates (#2).

The UNSW Raiders Women have remained undefeated for a 2nd year in a row and move straight into the 2016 Opal Bowl.  They will kick off against the Northwestern Phoenix at 2.00pm on Saturday 3 December 2016 at Leichhardt Oval, Mary Street, Lilyfield.

Here is the full game schedule for Week 1 of the Gridiron NSW Finals Series:

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ROUND 11 RECAP

This weekend was the final round of the Gridiron NSW regular season – Round 11.  The UNSW Raiders played host to 4 matches for our final games at home.  It ended up being a scorchingly hot day at David Phillips and the football was exciting!

First up for the Raiders were our Women who kicked off _dsi2428-109against the NorthWestern Phoenix at 11.00am.  Our ladies started very slowly with the first half ending with Raiders trailing the Phoenix 14 – 0.  The second half saw the Phoenix pull ahead even further taking the score to 20 – 0 before #3 Liana Hogarth scored the Raiders first touchdown for the day.  A second touchdown to #3 Liana Hogarth was scored soon after however the ladies were still behind 20-16.  It was a NAIL BITING finish! With less than 20 seconds left in the game #43 Renae Hahn scored the teams 3rd touchdown for the day.   The ladies worked hard as a team to claw their way back into the game and take the win!  We would like to congratulate our Womens team on a fantastic season! The weekends result gives them back to back undefeated seasons and a first place going into the Opal Bowl on Saturday, 3rd December 2016.  FINAL SCORE: UNSW Raiders 22 def Northwestern Phoenix 20

_dsi2742-19Our next game for the day was our young Colts who kicked off against the West Sydney Pirates at 1.00pm.  The Pirates attacked early scoring 2 quick touchdowns but the colts responded and #10 Corey Craig intercepted a pass and scored a touchdown which put the half time score at 14-6 with the Pirates leading. The colts played well in very hot conditions however were not able to get back into the game.  Unfortunately, today’s loss end’s their 2016 season.   The majority of the team are new to the sport so we are very proud of how far the team has come in such a short period of time and we look forward to what they can achieve in 2017.  FINAL SCORE: West Sydney Pirates 26 def UNSW Raiders 6

Finally our Men kicked off against the West Sydney Pirates at 6.00pm.   This was a very important game as the winner would finish 2nd on the Gridiron NSW league ladder and take a rest for the first week
of the finals.

We were pleased to welcome some special guests to the game this weekend.  Wearing their new UNSW Raiders supporters jerseys the Windgap Foundation and Federal Member for Kingsford-Smith, Matt Thistlethwaite performed the coin toss for our final game of the season.

The match between the Pirates and the Raiders was always going to be one of the games of the season and it didn’t disappoint!  The Raiders started slowly making errors and giving up penalties. The score at half time was Pirates 28 – Raiders 20 with a 1st half touchdowns to : 41 yard touchdown pass by #3 Lucas Vojnar to #25 Rustum Todd , 12 yard Touchdown Run by #7 Lamar Dansby and a 3 yard touchdown run by #7 Lamar Dansby

Going into the half time break the men seemed down and out however the Raiders were not going to let this match go without a fight and they more than picked up their game in the 3rd and 4th quarters!  There were touchdowns a 15050142_10207614525908834_1447101724_nplenty together with a couple of smart onside kicks to help secure possession.  2nd half touchdowns were as follows – 70 yard Kick off Return for a Touchdown #20 Kingsley Dennison, 3 yard touchdown run by #7 Lamar Dansby, 31 yard Touchdown Pass by #3 Lucas Vojnar to #9 Damon Manns followed by a 36 yard Touchdown Pass by #3 Lucas Vojnar to #9 Damon Manns to finish.

This game was definitely the highlight of our season.  It was a heartstopping game in which our men fought to the very end – they fought back with all their might however they were unable to hold off the Pirates and went down in only their 2nd loss of the year and have finished the regular season with an 8-2 record!  We would like to congratulate our men on a fantastic season and look forward to seeing them next week in the Preliminary Final against the Northwestern Predators.  FINAL SCORE: West Sydney Pirates 50 def UNSW Raiders 46

GRIDIRON NSW – ROUND 11 RESULTS

MEN

  • West Sydney Pirates 50 def UNSW Raiders 46
  • Sydney University Lions 58 def Newcastle Cobras 0
  • Northern Sydney Rebels 7 def Nepean Ducks 6
  • UTS Gators 50 def Wollongong Mustangs 14
  • Central Coast Sharks 21 def Sutherland Seahawks 20
  • BYE – Northwestern Predators

WOMEN

  • UNSW Raiders 22 def NorthWestern Phoenix 20
  • UTS Gators 21 def Newcastle Cobras 0 (forfeited game)

COLTS

  • West Sydney Pirates 26 def UNSW Raiders 6
  • Northern Sydney Rebels 14 def Nepean Ducks 13
  • Sutherland Seahawks 21 def Central Coast Sharks 0 (forfeited game)
  • UTS Gators 60 def Wollongong Brumbies 20
  • BYE – Sydney University Cubs and Northwestern Giants

UNSW RAIDERS GAMES FOR NEXT WEEKEND – PRELIMINARY FINALS (WEEK 1)

This coming Saturday is the Gridiron NSW Preliminary Finals which will be played at Lidcombe Oval – Lidcombe. The UNSW Raiders (#3 ) will face the Northwestern Predators (#6 ) in a Round 8 rematch – the game kicks off at 6.00pm.   Should Raiders win this match they will go on to play the West Sydney Pirates in the Week 2 Semi-Finals, if the the Predators prevail they will move on to meet the Sydney University Lions.  Here is the “Road to the Waratah Bowl”:

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LEAGUE LADDERS – Final season ladders have been updated and are to the right of this post.

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS –  Make sure you look out for our weekly highlights reel which will be posted on Facebook page on Tuesday morning.

Photo credits:

  • Photo 1 – Jeremy Brown/Deus Images
  • Photo 2 – Jeremy Brown/Deus Images
  • Photo 3 – Elissa Manera
  • Photo 4 –  Jeremy Brown/Deus Images
  • Image 4 – Gridiron NSW

 

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RGA – ROUND 5

This week was Round 5 of the RGA Youth Gridiron Competition and puts us half way in the competition.

In the Under 10 competition the Giants continue their undefeated reign with a season record of 5-0. The Hawks have knocked the Bolts to second to claim the top of the Under 12 leader board with a 4-1 record.   In the Under 14’s the Cheetahs and the Grizzlies are still locked in a battle for the top place on the ladder with the Cheetahs holding on when you look at the for and against.

To see the standings for the competition please look to the right and scroll down to the standings table which is labelled RGA.

Here are the Round 5 results:img_7496-2

UNDER 10’s

  • Giants 43 def Jets 6
  • Dragons 71 def Bulls 62

UNDER 12’s

  • Hawks 52 def Bolts 6
  • Ravens 44 def Cobras 2

UNDER 14’s

  • Grizzlies 45 def Spartans 27
  • Cheetahs 52 def Bears 43

Well done to all the coaches, players and parents and we look forward to Round 6! 🏈 #rga #youthfootball #growthegame

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GRIDIRON NSW – ROUND 11

This coming Saturday is Round 11 and the final round for the Gridiron NSW regular season.  It is also the UNSW Raiders final home game for 2016 so we hope to a massive crowd to support our teams.

Our game schedule for Saturday 12 November 2016 is as follows:

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GRIDIRON NSW ROUND 10 SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:  

SATURDAY 12 November 2016

DAVID PHILLIPS – DACEYVILLE

  • 11.00am WOMEN – UNSW Raiders v NorthWestern Phoenix
  • 1.00pm COLTS – UNSW Raiders  v West Sydney Pirates
  • 3.00pm MEN – Newcastle Cobras v Sydney University Lions
  • 6.00pm – MEN – UNSW Raiders v West Sydney Pirates

FORESTVILLE OVAL – FORESTVILLE

  • 1.00pm COLTS – Northern Sydney Rebels v Nepean Ducks
  • 3.00pm MEN – Northern Sydney Rebels v Nepean Ducks

NEPTUNE PARK – REVESBY

  • 1.30pm COLTS – Wollongong Brumbies v UTS Gators
  • 3.30pm MEN – Sutherland Seahawks v Central Coast Sharks
  • 6.30pm MEN – Wollongong Mustangs v UTS Gators
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ROUND 10 REVIEW

This weekend the UNSW Raiders travelled to Robert Ziems Park in Corrimal to be hosted by the Wollongong Mustangs and Brumbies.

First up for the UNSW Raiders were our colts who kicked off against the Wollongong Brumbies at 1pm.  The colts did well in the 1st half scoring 2 Touchdowns however went into the half time break down 26-14.  In the 2nd half boys played hard and came back into the match.  Scorers for the afternoon were #1 Paul Kitiona and #20 Jahvia Peters who both scored 2 Touchdowns each.  There is a dispute over the Final Score.  Gridiron NSW has registered the game as a win for the Brumbies 28-26 however after the film was reviewed over the weekend we believe the game was drawn at 26-26.  The standings have been updated as per the recorded loss however the result is currently being contesting and we will keep you updated.  FINAL SCORE – DISPUTED

14958691_10207551717818671_1804531725_nNext, our Men kicked off against the Wollongong Mustangs at 6pm.  The mens team was a little lighter than usual with a number of players either unavailable or injured.  They played hard and the offense started well with the team going into the half time break leading the Mustangs 21-7, the 3rd quarter saw the men increase their lead to 35 – 14.  The Mustangs tried to fight back with one more touchdown in the 4th quarter however it was too little to late with the Raiders finishing the strongly to give them the win.

1st Half touchdown to:  #7 Lamar Dansby – rushing, Touchdown pass by #3 Lukas Vojnar to #84 Amir Yasaman and #3 Lukas Vojnar – rushing.

2nd half Touchdowns to: Touchdown pass by #3 Lukas Vojnar to #47 Mitchell Stevens, #36 Christian Gaitau – rushing, #3 Lukas Vojnar -rushing, #48 Ben Thornton – pick six and #33 Aaron McEvoy had a good night kicking 6/7.

The results from the weekend give the Raiders a season record of 8-1 and places them in 2nd place on the GNSW league ladder with the final regular season round next week! FINAL SCORE: UNSW Raiders 48  def Wollongong Mustangs 20

GRIDIRON NSW ROUND 10 RESULTS

MEN

  • Sydney University Lions 51 def West Sydney Pirates 42
  • UNSW Raiders 48 def Wollongong Mustangs 20afl_round_10
  •  Northern Sydney Rebels 35 def Central Coast Sharks 13
  • NorthWestern Predators 26 def Nepean Ducks 0
  • Sutherland Seahawks 10 def UTS Gators 0
  • BYE – Newcastle Cobras

COLTS

  • West Sydney Pirates 16 def Sydney University Cubs 0
  • UNSW Raiders 26 draw with Wollongong Brumbies 26
  • Northern Sydney Rebels 21 def Central Coast Sharks 0 (forfeited game)
  • Nepean Ducks 19 def NorthWestern Giants 0
  • Sutherland Seahawks 28 def UTS Gators 20

WOMEN

  • UTS Gators 20 def NorthWestern Phoenix 0
  • BYE – UNSW Raiders and Newcastle Cobras

UNSW RAIDERS GAMES FOR NEXT WEEKEND (ROUND 11)

This coming Saturday is Round 11 and the final round for the Gridiron NSW regular season.  It is also the UNSW Raiders final home game for 2016 so we hope to a massive crowd to support our teams. Our game schedule for Saturday 12 November 2016 is as follows:

  • 11.00am – Women v NorthWestern Phoenix
  • 1.00pm – Colts v West Sydney Pirates
  • 6.00pm – Men v West Sydney Pirates

LEAGUE LADDERS – These are updated weekly and can be found to the right of this post.

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS –  Make sure you look out for our weekly highlights reel which will be posted on Facebook page on Tuesday morning.

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RGA – ROUND 4

This week was Round 4 of the RGA Youth Gridiron Competition and the players are improving every week.

The Giants continue their undefeated reign of the Under 10 Competition.  The Bolts and the Hawks are at the top of the Under 12 leader board both with a 3-1 record.   The Under 14’s has had a switch up and we find the Cheetahs jumping up from 3rd place to bump the Grizzlies into 2nd position on for and against.

To see the standings for the competition please look to the right and scroll down to the standings table which is labelled RGA.

Here are the Round 4 results:img_8590

UNDER 10’s

  • Giants 42 def Dragons 6
  • Bulls 47 def Jets 20

UNDER 12’s

  • Hawks 25 def Ravens 18
  • Bolts 43 def Cobras 18

UNDER 14’s

  • Cheetahs 30 def Spartans 8
  • Grizzlies 46 def Bear 38

Congratulations to all the teams and we look forward to Round 5! 🏈 #rga #youthfootball #growthegame

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GRIDIRON NSW – ROUND 10

This coming weekend the UNSW Raiders be travelling to Robert Ziems Park, Short Street, Corrimal to be hosted by the Wollongong Mustangs and Brumbies. Our game schedule for Saturday 5 November 2016 is as follows:

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Our Women have a bye week and will next take the field on 12th November 2016.

GRIDIRON NSW ROUND 10 SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:  

SATURDAY 5 November 2016

ROBERT ZIEMS PARK – CORRIMAL

  • 11.00am COLTS – Sydney University Cubs vs West Sydney Pirates
  • 1.00pm COLTS – UNSW Raiders vs Wollongong Brumbies
  • 3.00pm MEN – Sydney University Lions vs West Sydney Pirates
  • 6.00pm MEN – UNSW Raiders vs Wollongong Mustangs

BUFF POINT – BUDGEWOI 

  • 6.00pm MEN – Central Coast Sharks vs Northern Sydney Rebels

NEPTUNE PARK – REVESBY

  • 9.30am WOMEN – UTS Gators vs NorthWestern Phoenix
  • 11.30am COLTS – Nepean Ducks vs NorthWestern Giants
  • 1.30pm MEN – Nepean Ducks vs NorthWestern Predators
  • 3.30pm COLTS – UTS Gators vs Sutherland Seahawks
  • 6.30pm MEN – UTS Gators vs Sutherland Seahawks

 

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ROUND 9 WRAP UP

It was a lovely Spring day at David Phillips sports fields on Saturday 29 October.  After the prediction of rain and storms we were pleasantly surprised with the beautiful weather that was presented.  It was a busy day with five games scheduled, three of which were our UNSW Raiders teams.

Fimg_9306irst up for the day were the Women who kicked off against UTS at the early time of 9.30am.  The ladies started the game off strongly and the defense held UTS scoreless with the 1st half score being 20 – 0 with a touchdown to #43 Renae Hahn and two touchdowns to #3 Liana Hogarth.  The second half kicked off but unfortunately one of the UTS Ladies suffered a game stopping injury.  She was not able to be moved until the Ambulance arrived and the game “expired” before the medics were in attendance. We wish the injured UTS player all the best with surgery and her recovery.  The result gives the women a season result of 7-0.  FINAL SCORE: UNSW Raiders 20 – UTS 0

Next up for the Raiders were our Colts kicking off against the Sydney University Cubs at 1.30pm.  The boys fought very hard and the half time img_9400score was 8-0 in favour of the Cubs.  There were a few glimpses of excitement from our boys however it wasn’t the best day for them.  We are all very supportive of our colts and are looking forward to next weeks game against the Brumbies.  FINAL SCORE: Sydney University Cubs 22 – UNSW Raiders 0

Finally, our Men took the field kicking off against the Sydney University Lions at 6.30pm playing the the elusive Foundation Shovel.  The Foundation Shovel is held by the winner of each game that is played between the 2 remaining Gridiron NSW Foundation Clubs.  Both teams went into this game undefeated and with confidence.  It was awesome to see a nice crowd for this game and we were happy to welcome many former Raiders players.

The Men had a slow start and the defense were not up to their usual standard.  The first half finished with only only one touchdown to #7 Lamar Dansby and had the Lions leading  28 – 6.  The second half saw a little more success with the offense finding their rhythm and the defense holding a little firmer however it was a case of too little too late with a missed field goal and unsuccessful PAT’s.  Both second half touchdown passes were by #3 Lukas Vojnar to #25 Rustum Todd.  This result sees the men with their first defeat of the season and with a record of 7-1. FINAL SCORE: Sydney University Lions 35 – UNSW Raiders 18 

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GRIDIRON NSW ROUND 9 RESULTS:  

MEN

  • Sydney University Lions 35 def UNSW Raiders 18
  • Sutherland Seahawks 42 def Wollongong Mustangs 20
  • Northern Sydney Rebels 31 def UTS Gators 20
  • Nepean Ducks 54 def Newcastle Cobras 26
  • NorthWestern Predators 30 def Central Coast Sharks 28
  • BYE: West Sydney Pirates

WOMEN

  • UNSW Raiders 20 def UTS Gators 0 (game ended after 1st half due to injury)
  • NorthWestern Phoenix 21 def Newcastle Cobras 0 (forfeit)

COLTS

  • UTS Gators 22 def Northern Sydney Rebels 13
  • Sydney University Cubs 22 def UNSW Raiders 0
  • Giants 21 def Central Coast 0 (forfeited game)
  • Sutherland Seahawks 54 def Wollongong Brumbies 24
  • BYE: West Sydney Pirates and Nepean Ducks

UNSW RAIDERS GAMES FOR NEXT WEEKEND (ROUND 10)

This coming weekend the UNSW Raiders be travelling to Robert Ziems Park in Corrimal to be hosted by the Wollongong Mustangs and Brumbies. Our game schedule for Saturday 5 November 2016 is as follows:

  • 1pm – Colts v Wollongong Brumbies
  • 6pm – Men v Wollongong Mustangs
  • UNSW Raiders Women have a bye

LEAGUE LADDERS – These are updated weekly and can be found to the right of this post.

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS –  Make sure you look out for our weekly highlights reel which will be posted on Facebook page on Tuesday morning.