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Round 11 Recap

This past Saturday was Round 11 of the GNSW season and the final regular season round for 2017.  Our colts had a bye whilst our men headed over to Neptune Park and our women over to Lidcombe Oval to play their final round matches.

COLTS – Our colts had a bye round and waited in anticipation for the results of Round 11 to see whether they would have a place in the finals.  We are very pleased to announced that in the 2nd season back in action they have secured 6th place and will play in Round 1 of the Finals!

WOMEN – Our women kicked off at 12pm against the Northwestern Phoenix in the hopes of securing their 3rd consecutive undefeated season.  By mid way through the 1st half #43 Renae Hahn put the first points on the board rushing in a touchdown which was converted by #47 Emma Furneaux but the Phoenix struck back and the score at the end of the first half was 8-8.

The second half started and it was a battle of the defenses with both teams holding each other scoreless until #80 Evie Liccha broke through to score the Raiders 2nd touchdown of the game, making the score 14-8.  A short while later #15 Alia Kamali threw a great touchdown pass to #43 Renae Hahn.  The Phoenix struck again however it was too little too late and our women secured top place on the 2017 season ladder and their 3rd consecutive undefeated season. FINAL SCORE – UNSW Raiders 20 defeated Northwestern Phoenix 14

MEN – Prior to the men’s game the “Peter Tos Snr Life Time Service Trophy” was revealed.  This trophy is in tribute to Peter Tos’ commitment and service to football and especially to both the Raiders and the Sharks.  It was announced that moving forward the trophy would be held by the winner of each game played between the two teams.

Finally, the game kicked off a little after 6pm.  The Sharks meant business striking early and were leading at the end of the 1st quarter 8-0.  In the 2nd Quarter, our defence held firm and it was the Raiders turn the strike with a touchdown pass by #3 Lukas Vojnar to #16 Chris Ravlich.  A successful pass by the quarterback to #86 Joey Donaghy gave the men the additional 2 points and the score was 8-8 at the end of the half.

In the second half, both teams meant business.  The Raiders opened the scoring with #36 Christian Gaitau scoring a rushing touchdown that gave the Raiders a 14 – 8 lead but not for long – the Sharks struck back and the score was even again at 14 all at the end of the 3rd.  The 4th quarter opened up in a similar fashion to the 3rd with a rushing touchdown to Running Back #36 Christian Gaitau giving the Raiders a 20-14 lead but again, not for long, a touchdown and successful PAT to the Sharks gave them a 2 point lead and the Raiders trailed 20-22.

On the next play, #1 Max Nina scored a massive touchdown off the kick return and #86 Joey Donaghy successfully completed the 2 point PAT giving the Raiders a 28-22 lead.  Running Back #36 Christian Gaitau extended that lead to 34-22 with another rushing touchdown but Sharks were not backing down.  They scored once again before the end of the game however the Raiders prevailed and took home the “Guitar”!  It was a fantastic game which secured the UNSW Raiders men a place in the finals!  FINAL SCORE – UNSW Raiders 34 def Central Coast Sharks 28

COLTS

  • Sutherland Seahawks 34 def Central West Giants 16
  • Sydney University Cubs 36 def Wollongong Mustangs 18
  • UTS Gators 46 def Nepean Ducks 0
  • BYE – UNSW Raiders and Northern Sydney Rebels

WOMEN

  • UNSW Raiders 20 def Northwestern Phoenix 14
  • Diamonds Gridiron 21 def UTS Gators 0 (forfeit)
  • BYE – Northern Sydney Rebels

MEN

  • UNSW Raiders def 34 def Central Coast Sharks 28
  • Sutherland Seahawks 26 def Newcastle Kings 14
  • Sydney University Lions 28 def Wollongong Mustangs 0
  • Nepean Ducks 19 def UTS Gators 16
  • West Sydney Pirates 34 def NorthWestern Predators 0
  • BYE – Northern Sydney Rebels

NSW RAIDERS GAMES FOR WEEK 1 FINALS (2 December 2017)

We are very proud to announce that all 3 of the UNSW Raiders teams will play in Round 1 of the Finals! Our next games are on Saturday 2 December 2017 which is Finals Week 1 of the GNSW Season.

The UNSW Raiders Schedule is as follows:

  • 1.00pm – Raiders Colts vs UTS Gators (Neptune Park)
  • 3.30pm – Raiders Women vs Northwestern Phoenix (Lidcombe Oval)
  • 6.00pm – Raiders Men vs UTS Gators (Lidcombe Oval)

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 3

This past Friday, 17 November 2017, was Round 3 of the RGA Youth Gridiron Academy Competition.

Due to school events and illness we had 2 teams in the Under 11’s with insufficient numbers to field a team and so we have enforced a forced forfeit for both the Giants and the Dragons.  The kids that were able to come down and play still had fun and enjoyable evening competing against each other.  They played Green vs White with Green coming out victorious 58 – 14.  The official recorded scores will be as per the Round 3 results below.

In the Under 13’s both the Bolts have continued their dominance and remain undefeated.  The Cobras had their first win of the season in very competitive game against the Ravens.

The final matches for the evening were the Under 16’s.  All games were very competitive and you can start to see the skill of the players shine through.  The Spartans remain undefeated and the Cheetahs were impressive against the Grizzlies.

RGA – ROUND 3 RESULTS:

UNDER 11’S

  • Bulls 21 def Giants 0 (forced forfeit)
  • Jets 21 def Dragons 0 (forced forfeit)

UNDER 13’S

  • Cobras 46 def Hawks 28
  • Bolts 37 def Ravens 34

UNDER 16’S

  • Spartans 56 def Bears 38
  • Cheetahs 44 def Grizzlies 28

Current Standings are:

  

NEXT GAMES – Round 3 will be held on Friday 17 November 2017 at the following times:

  • Under 11’s kick off at 6.30pm
  • Under 13’s kick off at 7.30pm
  • Under 16’s kick off at 8.30pm

Hope to see some of you down to support and cheer on our young players.

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

Photos: Elissa Manera

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GRIDIRON NSW – ROUND 11

This coming weekend is the final regular round of the Gridiron NSW 2017 Season.  The UNSW Raiders Schedule for this coming weekend is as follows:

  • 12pm – Raiders Women vs Northwestern Phoenix at Lidcombe Oval, Lidcombe
  • 6pm – Raiders Men vs Central Coast Sharks at Neptune Park, Revesby
  • Raiders Colts- BYE

The Gridiron NSW Round 11 Schedule for this weekend is as follows:

NEPTUNE PARK – REVESBY

  • 1.00pm COLTS – Central West Giants vs Sutherland Seahawks
  • 3.00pm MEN – Newcastle Kings vs Sutherland Seahawks
  • 6.00pm MEN – UNSW Raiders vs Central Coast Sharks

LIDCOMBE OVAL – LIDCOMBE

  • 12.00pm WOMEN – Northwestern Phoenix vs UNSW Raiders
  • 2.00pm COLTS – Sydney University Cubs vs Wollongong Mustangs
  • 4.00pm MEN – Sydney University Lions vs Wollongong Mustangs
  • 7.00pm MEN – Northwestern Predators vs West Sydney Pirates

CEC BLINKHORN OVAL – OXLEY PARK

  • 4.00pm COLTS – Nepean Ducks vs UTS Gators
  • 6.00pm MEN – Nepean Ducks vs UTS Gators

TEAMS ON BYE

  • Colts – UNSW Raiders and Northern Sydney Rebels
  • Women – Northern Sydney Rebels
  • Men – Northern Sydney Rebels
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Round 10 Review

This past weekend, Saturday 11th November  2017 (Remembrance Day), was Round 10 of the Gridiron NSW Season and our men and colts teams travelled over to Melwood Oval – Forestville.  The Raiders women had a BYE week.

Our colts kicked off against the Giants at 11am hoping to keep their finals dream alive. Unfortunately, it was not a great day for the boys. The defence struggled to keep the Giants offence contained and by the end of the first half they had stacked on the points and the score at the break was 26-0. The second half told a similar story with the only score by the Raiders being a Pick 2 by #33 GianLuca Fanuli.  FINAL SCORE – Central West Giants 46 have defeated the UNSW Raiders 2

Our next game of the round was our men who played the Newcastle Kings.  After a minutes silence in honour of Remembrance Day, the game kicked off just after 3pm.

Our first touchdown of the game came around half way through the 1st and was a rushing TD to #20 Kingsley Dennison which gave the Raiders an early 6-0 lead.  In the 2nd Quarter the Raiders offence unsuccessfully tried to break the Kings defence however points were added with a field goal by #33 Aaron McEvoy taking the score to 9-0 and he didn’t stop there adding a 3rd field goal to the tally before the end of the half and the Raiders led 12 – 0.

The 3rd quarter saw an early Safety to the Raiders taking the score to 14-0 before yet another field goal by the kicker which took the tally to 17-0.  The only score of the 4th quarter was a 4th field goal by #33 Aaron McEvoy.

When  Dan Hawkins (now Head Coach of UC Davis) visited Australia for the 2014 Gridiron Australia Future Stars he said “Don’t underestimate Special Teams… a game can be won or lost on special teams” and that was indeed the case for this match!  Well done to the Raiders defence on holding the Kings scoreless and a huge congratulations to our kicker #33 Aaron McEvoy on his hat-trick of field goals!
FINAL SCORE – UNSW Raiders 20 have defeated the Newcastle Kings 0

Round 10 results from around the league were as follows:

COLTS 

  • Central West Giants 46 def UNSW Raiders 2
  • Sydney University Cubs 20 def UTS Gators 12
  • West Sydney Pirates 12 def Northern Sydney Rebels 6
  • Sutherland Seahawks 38 def Wollongong Mustangs 6

WOMEN

  • Diamonds Gridiron 21 def Northern Sydney Rebels 0 (forfeit)
  • Northwestern Phoenix 22 def UTS Gators 0
  • BYE- UNSW Raiders

MEN

  • UNSW Raiders 20 def Newcastle Kings 0
  • West Sydney Pirates 21 def Northern Sydney Rebels 18
  • Sydney University Lions 58 def UTS Gators 6
  • Sutherland Seahawks 50 def Wollongong Mustangs 14
  • Northwestern Predators 34 def Nepean Ducks 0
  • BYE – Central Coast Sharks

NSW RAIDERS GAMES FOR ROUND 11 (17 November 2017)

Our next games are on Saturday 17 November 2017 which will be Round 11 of the GNSW Season.  This is also the final round of the regular season.

The UNSW Raiders Schedule is as follows:

  • 12pm – Raiders Women vs Northwestern Phoenix at Lidcombe Oval
  • 6pm – Raiders Men vs Central Coast Sharks at TBA
  • Raiders Colts- 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.

 

 

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RGA – Round 2

This past Friday, 10 November 2017, was Round 2 of the RGA Youth Gridiron Academy Competition.

In the Under 11’s we saw a close match between Giants and the Jets giving the Giants their first win of the season.  The Bulls handed the Dragons their first loss of the season in a dominant performance, they also hold 1st position on the ladder.

In the Under 13’s both the Bolts and the Ravens have continued their dominance and remain undefeated however the Bolts have positioned themselves in 1st place on the ladder on for and against.  It will be interesting to see these 2 teams play off against each other next week.  The Hawks and Cobras are still to have a win and they will also play off in Round 3.

The final matches for the evening were the Under 16’s.  The Spartans have defeated the Grizzlies giving them a 2-0 record for the season and the Bears have their first win of the season defeating the Cheetahs.

UNDER 11’s

  • Giants 56 def Jets 50
  • Bulls 70 def Dragons 6

UNDER 13’s

  • Bolts 55 def Hawks 16
  • Ravens 33 def Cobras 26

UNDER 16’s

  • Spartans 56 def Grizzlies 18
  • Bears 52 def Cheetahs 46

Current Standings are:

NEXT GAMES – Round 3 will be held on Friday 17 November 2017 at the following times:

  • Under 11’s kick off at 6.30pm
  • Under 13’s kick off at 7.30pm
  • Under 16’s kick off at 8.30pm

Hope to see some of you down to support and cheer on our young players.

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

Photo: Jason Sue

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GRIDIRON NSW – ROUND 10

This coming weekend, Saturday 11th November  2017, is Round 10 of the Gridiron NSW Season.

Our men and colts teams will be heading over to Melwood Oval – Forestville for their games and our women have another BYE.

The UNSW Raiders Schedule for this coming weekend is as follows:

  • 11.00am – Raiders Colts vs Central West Giants
  • 3.00pm – Raiders Men vs Newcastle Kings
  • Raiders Women – BYE

The Gridiron NSW Round 10 Schedule for this weekend is as follows:

MELWOOD OVAL – FORESTVILLE

  • 11.00am COLTS – UNSW Raiders vs Central West Giants
  • 1.00pm COLTS – Northern Sydney Rebels vs West Sydney Pirates
  • 3.00pm MEN – UNSW Raiders vs Newcastle Kings
  • 6.00pm MEN – Northern Sydney Rebels vs West Sydney Pirates

LIDCOMBE OVAL – LIDCOMBE

  • 12.00pm WOMEN – Northwestern Phoenix vs UTS Gators
  • 2.00pm COLTS – Wollongong Mustangs vs Sutherland Seahawks
  • 4.00pm MEN – Wollongong Mustangs vs Sutherland Seahawks
  • 7.00pm MEN – Northwestern Predators vs Nepean Ducks

NEPTUNE PARK – REVESBY

  • 4.00pm COLTS – UTS Gators vs Sydney University Cubs
  • 6.00pm MENS – UTS Gators vs Sydney University Lions

TEAMS ON BYE

  • MEN – Central Coast Sharks
  • WOMEN – UNSW Radiers
  • COLTS – Nepean Ducks

 

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Round 9 Wrap Up

This past weekend, Saturday 4th November  2017, was Round 9 of the Gridiron NSW Season and after a week off all our teams back in action! The men and colts travelled to Austral to face the Nepean Ducks and the women made the trek to Wollongong to meet with Diamonds Gridiron.

First up for the day was our Colts team who were due to kick off at 11am against the Ducks.  Unfortunately, the Ducks did not have enough numbers to field a team so the match was a WIN for the Raiders due to forfeit however the clubs decided that they would play a “friendly”.

The teams kicked off at 11am on a very wet and slippery Craik Park.  The Raiders quickly went to work with a rushing touchdown to #1 Paul Kitiona, and a touchdown pass by #17 Malechy Guthrie-Hunt to #88 Tarquin Harrison bringing the score up to 13-0.  Midway through the 1st half QB #17, Malechy Guthrie-Hunt, struck again and threw another touchdown pass, this time to #10 Corey Craig. With 2 successful PAT kicks to #12 Ethan Reid the colts went into the half time break leading 20-6.

The second half started with another quick touchdown to the Raiders by # 1 Paul Kitiona which saw them extend their lead to 26-6.  The Ducks scored twice more and closed the gap however it wasn’t enough.  The Raiders scored again with a touchdown pass by #17 Malechy Guthrie-Hunt to #88 Tarquin Harrison followed by a successful PAT by #12 Ethan Reid to hold on for the “win”.  Final Score in “Friendly” – UNSW Raiders Colts 32 def Nepean Ducks 22.  FINAL “RECORDED” SCORE – UNSW Raiders Colts 21 defeated the Nepean Ducks 0 (forfeit)

Down at Corrimal our women kicked off against the Diamonds Gridiron Team at 1pm.  The Raiders opened up with  a rushing touchdown to #43 Renae Hahn and a touchdown pass by #34 Alia Karmali  to #43 Renae Hahn.  The defence held strong keeping the Diamonds scoreless for the 1st half and the ladies went into the break leading 12-0.

The 2nd half started with a touchdown to the Diamonds taking the score to 12-6 before #80 Evette Lichaa scored the women’s 3rd touchdown and after a successful PAT to #78 Te’Shan Tofilau the score was 20-6.  The women finished strongly with a defensive touchdown to #10 Kirstie Bridge giving them the win.  This result gives our women a 7-0 undefeated season record. FINAL SCORE – UNSW Raiders Women 28 defeated Diamonds Gridiron

Our last team in action for the day were our men who kicked off against the Nepean Ducks at 3pm.  What a nail biter this was!  The game opened with a safety which was the only score of the 1st quarter and gave the Raiders an early 2-0 lead.

In the 2nd quarter the Ducks defence held the Raiders scoreless while they ran in 2 touchdowns taking a 2-13 lead at the half time break. The 3rd quarter was a hard fought battle of the defences with neither team given an inch and the 4th quarter started in the same fashion.

The tide changed late in the 4th when the Raiders started to fight back with a touchdown pass by #3 Lukas Vojnar to #86 Joey Donaghy.  In the last 5 minutes of the game #3 Lukas Vojnar threw a pass to #36 Christian Gaitau to take the lead and a succesful PAT to #33 Aaron McEvoy finished off the game.

Today’s result gives the men a season record of 4-4 and puts them in 5th position on the ladder. FINAL SCORE – UNSW Raiders Men 15 defeated the Nepean Ducks 13

Results from around the league were as follows:

COLTS

  • UNSW Raiders 21 def Nepean Duck 0 (forfeited game)
  • Central West Giants 22 def West Sydney Pirates 0
  • Sutherland Seahawks 50 def Sydney University Cubs 40
  • BYE – Northern Sydney Rebels, UTS Gators and Wollongong Mustangs

WOMEN

  • UNSW Raiders 28 def Diamonds Gridiron 6
  • Northwestern Predators 12 def Northern Sydney Rebels 8
  • BYE – UTS Gators

MEN

  • UNSW Raiders 15 def Nepean Duck 13
  • West Sydney Pirates 21 def Newcastle Kings 0 (forfeited game)
  • Northern Sydney Rebels 26 def Northwestern Predators 0
  •  Sydney University Lion 47 def Sutherland Seahawks 20
  • Wollongong Mustangs 45 def Central Coast Sharks 22
  • BYE – UTS Gators

UNSW RAIDERS GAMES FOR ROUND 10 (11 November 2017)

Our next games are on Saturday 11 November 2017 which will be Round 10 of the GNSW Season.  The Colts and Men will both travelling to Melwood Oval (Forestville) for their games.

The UNSW Raiders Schedule is as follows:

  • 10.00am – Raiders Colts vs Central West Giants
  • 4.00pm – Raiders Men vs Newcastle Kings
  • Raiders Women – 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.

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RGA – ROUND 1

This past Friday, 3 November 2017, was Round 1 of the RGA Youth Gridiron Academy Competition and we are pleased to say that we have over 60 players, playing in three age groups with 4 teams in each age group.

The kids are improving week by week and were very excited to get the season started.  Here are the RGA Round 1 Results:

UNDER 11’s

  • Bulls 58 def Jets 14
  • Dragons 46 def Giants 38

UNDER 13’S

  • Bolts 35 def Cobras 12
  • Ravens 62 def Hawks 6

UNDER 16’S

  • Spartans 36 def Cheetahs 22
  • Grizzlies 36 def Bears 18

Current Standings are:

NEXT GAMES – Round 2 will be held on Friday 10 November 2017 at the following times:

  • Under 11’s kick off at 6.30pm
  • Under 13’s kick off at 7.30pm
  • Under 16’s kick off at 8.30pm

Hope to see some of you down to support and cheer on our young players.

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

Photo credit: Jason sue

 

 

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GRIDIRON NSW – Round 9

This coming weekend, Saturday 4th November  2017, is Round 9 of the Gridiron NSW Season and all our teams will be back in action!

The men and colts will be travelling to Craik Park (Austral)  to face the Nepean Ducks and our women will travel to Zeims Park (Corrimal) to face Diamonds Gridiron.

The UNSW Raiders Schedule for Round 9 (4th November) is as follows:

  • 11.00am – Raiders Colts vs Nepean Ducks (Austral)
  • 1.00pm – Raiders Women vs Diamonds Gridiron (Corrimal)
  • 3.00pm – Raiders Men vs Nepean Ducks (Austral)

The Gridiron NSW Round 9 Schedule for this weekend is as follows:

CRAIK PARK – AUSTRAL

  • 11am COLTS – UNSW Raiders vs Nepean Duck
  • 1pm COLTS – Central West Giants vs West Sydney Pirates
  • 3pm MEN – UNSW Raiders vs Nepean Duck
  • 6pm MEN – Newcastle Kings vs West Sydney Pirates

ZEIMS PARK – CORRIMAL

  • 11am COLTS – Sydney University Cubs vs Sutherland Seahawks
  • 1pm WOMEN – UNSW Raiders vs Diamonds Gridiron
  • 3pm MEN – Sydney University Lion vs Sutherland Seahawks
  • 6pm MEN – Central Coast Sharks vs Wollongong Mustangs

MELWOOD OVAL – FORESTVILLE

  • 2pm WOMEN – Northwestern Predators vs Northern Sydney Rebels
  • 4pm MEN – Northwestern Predators vs Northern Sydney Rebels

TEAMS ON BYE

  • COLTS – Northern Sydney Rebels, UTS Gators and Wollongong Mustangs
  • MEN – UTS Gators
  • WOMEN – UTS Gators
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Round 8 Results

This week was Round 8 of the Gridiron NSW season and all UNSW Raiders teams had a bye.  Please find below results from the rest of the round:

COLTS

  • UTS Gators 48 def 8 West Sydney Pirates
  • Central West Giants 24 def Northern Sydney Rebels 12
  • Sutherland Seahawks 56  def Nepean Ducks 6
  • BYE – UNSW Raiders and Sydney University Cubs

WOMEN

  • Diamonds Gridiron 38 def UTS Gators 6
  • BYE – UNSW Raiders, Northwestern Phoenix and Northern Sydney Rebels

MEN

  • West Sydney Pirates 33 def UTS Gators 14
  • Sydney University Lions 46 v def Central Coast Sharks
  • Northern Sydney Rebels 46 def 13 Newcastle Kings
  • Wollongong Mustangs 48 def Northwestern Predators 24
  • Sutherland Seahawks 30 def Nepean Ducks 26
  • BYE – UNSW Raiders

 

UNSW RAIDERS GAMES FOR ROUND 9 

Our next games will be on Saturday 4th November  2017 which will be Round 9.

The men and colts will be travelling to Craik Park (Austral)  to face the Nepean Ducks and our women will travel to Zeims Park (Corrimal) to face Diamonds Gridiron.

The UNSW Raiders Schedule for Round 9 (4th November) is as follows:

  • 11.00am – Raiders Colts vs Nepean Ducks (Austral)
  • 1.00pm – Raiders Women vs Diamonds Gridiron (Corrimal)
  • 3.00pm – Raiders Men vs Nepean Ducks (Austral)

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

 

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Round 8 – BYE Week

This coming Saturday 28 October 2017 is Round 8 of the Gridiron NSW Season and all 3 UNSW Raiders teams have a BYE.

Our next games will be on Saturday 4th November  2017 which will be Round 9.

The men and colts will be travelling to Craik Park (Austral)  to face the Nepean Ducks and our women will travel to Zeims Park (Corrimal) to face Diamonds Gridiron.

The UNSW Raiders Schedule for Round 9 (4th November) is as follows:

  • 11.00am – Raiders Colts vs Nepean Ducks (Austral)
  • 1.00pm – Raiders Women vs Diamonds Gridiron (Corrimal)
  • 3.00pm – Raiders Men vs Nepean Ducks (Austral)

If you are keen to watch some football this week the  Gridiron NSW Schedule for Round 8 (Saturday 28 October 2017, is as follows:  

ZIEMS PARK – CORRIMAL

  • 2pm COLTS – Sutherland Seahawks vs Nepean Ducks
  • 4pm MEN – Wollongong Mustangs vs Northwestern Predators
  • 7pm MEN – Sutherland Seahawks vs Nepean Ducks

CRAIK PARK – AUSTRAL

  • 2pm WOMEN – ACT Diamonds vs UTS Gators
  • 4pm COLTS – West Sydney Pirates vs UTS Gators
  • 6pm MEN – West Sydney Pirates vs UTS Gators

SPEERS POINT – NEWCASTLE

  • 1pm COLTS – Central West Giants vs Northern Sydney Rebels
  • 3pm MEN – Central Coast Sharks vs Sydney Uni Lions
  • 6pm MEN – Newcastle Kings vs Northern Sydney Rebels

TEAMS ON BYE

  • MEN –  UNSW Raiders
  • COLTS –  UNSW Raiders and Sydney University Cubs
  • WOMEN – UNSW Raiders, Northwestern Phoenix and Northern Sydney Rebels
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Round 7 Recap

This past weekend was Round 7 of the GNSW Season.  Our men and colts travelled to Lidcombe Oval to face the West Sydney Pirates and our women’s team had a BYE week.

First up for the weekend was our Colts who kicked off at 12pm against the 5th Ranked Pirates.  This was a very evenly matched game with no score until the final minutes of the 1st half giving the Pirates an 8-0 lead going into the break.

Our colts struck back early in the 2nd half with a touchdown to #17 Malechy Guthrie-Hunt followed by the 2 point conversion by #8 Evander Swann to take the score to 8-8.  The Raiders defence did a fantastic job to hold the Pirates scoreless in the 2nd half and the game ended in a draw.  Today’s draw gives the colts a 1W-2D-3L result for the season and still give the team an opportunity to make the finals.

FINAL SCORE – UNSW Raiders 6 drew with the West Sydney Pirates 6

Our men kicked off against the 1st place Pirates at 4pm. The game started with a safety to the Raiders giving the guys an early lead of 2-0. The defence did a great job to keep the Pirates scoreless in the 1st quarter.  The Raiders struck again in the 2nd quarter with a touchdown pass by QB #3 Lukas Vojnar to #25 Rustum Todd.  #33 Aaron McEvoy converted to give the Raiders a 9-0 lead until late in the half when then Pirates scored.  Going into the half time break the Raiders led the Pirates 9-7.

The 3rd quarter saw our men strike again with a massive touchdown pass by QB #3 Lukas Vojnar to #1 Max Nina.  Again, #33 Aaron McEvoy converted to give the Raiders a 16-7 lead before the Pirates answered and the score was 16-14.

The Raiders threatened the Pirates end zone again however had to settle for a field goal attempt which was blocked.  In the next series the defence held the Pirates, our offence took possession of the ball and drove it down to the Pirates 1 yard line.  It was an amazing final period with the Pirates making a crucial 4th down stop on their own goal-line followed by a 98 yard drive to score and take the lead. This was a great game to watch and was a heart stopper from start to finish!  The Raiders men played an awesome game and were very unfortunate to come up short. This result gives them a 3W-4L season record and sees them in 5th place on the ladder.  FINAL SCORE – West Sydney Pirates 22 def UNSW Raiders 16

GRIDIRON NSW ROUND 7 RESULTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:  

COLTS

  • UNSW Raiders 8 drew with West Sydney Pirates 8
  • UTS Gators 40 def Wollongong Mustangs 6
  • Northern Sydney Rebels 24 def Nepean Ducks 20
  • BYE – Sutherland Seahawks, Central West Giants, Sydney University Cubs

WOMEN

  • Diamonds Gridiron 22 drew with Northwestern Phoenix 22
  • BYE – Northern Sydney Rebels, UTS Gators, UNSW Raiders

MEN

  • West Sydney Pirates 22 def UNSW Raiders 16
  • Sydney University Lions 49 def Northwestern Predators 6
  • Sutherland Seahawks 36 def Central Coast Sharks 28
  • UTS Gators 20 def Wollongong Mustangs 0
  • Northern Sydney Rebels 33 def Nepean Ducks 12
  • BYE – Newcastle Kings

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UNSW RAIDERS NEXT GAMES

All 3 UNSW Raiders teams will have a BYE in Round 8 (28 October 2017). Our next games will be on Saturday 4th November 2017 which will be Round 9 of the GNSW Season. 

The men and colts will be travelling to Craik Park (Austral)  to face the Nepean Ducks and our women will travel to Zeims Park (Corrimal) to face Diamonds Gridiron.

The UNSW Raiders Schedule for Round 9 (4th November) is as follows:

  • 11.00am – Raiders Colts vs Nepean Ducks (Austral)
  • 1.00pm – Raiders Women vs Diamonds Gridiron (Corrimal)
  • 3.00pm – Raiders Men vs Nepean Ducks (Austral)

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 Tuesdays.

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GRIDIRON NSW – Round 7

This coming weekend (Saturday 21 October 2017) is Round 7 of the GNSW Season.  Our men and colts will be travelling to Lidcombe Oval to face the West Sydney Pirates.  Our women’s team have a BYE week.

The UNSW Raiders Schedule is as follows:

  • 12.00pm – Raiders Colts vs West Sydney Pirates
  • 4.00pm – Raiders Men vs West Sydney Pirates
  • BYE – Raiders Women

GRIDIRON NSW ROUND 7 SCHEDULE, SATURDAY 21 October 2017, IS AS FOLLOWS:  

LIDCOMBE OVAL – LIDCOMBE

12pm COLTS – UNSW Raiders vs West Sydney Pirates
2pm WOMEN – Diamonds Gridiron vs Northwestern Phoenix
4pm MEN – UNSW Raiders vs West Sydney Pirates
7pm MEN – Sydney University Lions vs Northwestern Predators

NEPTUNE PARK – REVESBY

11am COLTS – Wollongong Mustangs vs UTS Gators
1pm COLTS – Northern Sydney Rebels vs Nepean Ducks
3pm MEN – Wollongong Mustangs vs UTS Gators
6pm MEN – Northern Sydney Rebels vs Nepean Ducks

SLADE PARK – BUDGEWOI

4pm MEN – Sutherland Seahawks VS Central Coast Sharks

TEAMS ON BYE

MEN – Newcastle Kings
COLTS – Sutherland Seahawks, Central West Giants, Sydney University Cubs
WOMEN – Northern Sydney Rebels, UTS Gators, UNSW Raiders

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Outback National Team Appointment

Congratulations to the Head Coach of our men’s team, Paul Manera, on his appointment to the Australian Outback Men’s National Team as the Offensive Co-Ordinator!

Paul has been part of the Outback on numerous occasions and was a member of the 2015 Australian Outback Coaching Staff.  We are very proud to see he has been reappointed.

Read more here:

Coaching Staff Announcement – Round 1

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ROUND 6 REVIEW

This past Saturday was Round 6 of the GNSW Season.  It was also the UNSW Raiders OFFICIAL PINK ROUND and we were very busy raising funds and awareness for the McGrath Foundation! 🏈 💞🎀

Firstly, we would like to thank UTS Gridiron Club for being very accommodating and organising for us to use Neptune Park for our home game (after David Phillips was deemed a safety concern).  We thank them sincerely for supporting our Pink Round, for the use of their BBQ and for allowing us to take the home sideline. 

On the Charity Front – Our Pink Number Board Fundraiser sold out and was drawn during the men’s game.  Thank you to everyone who bought a number and congratulations to the following people:

  • 1st Prize won by Stacey Speer – $200 (#15)
  • 2nd Prize won by Vlas Horejs – $100 (#25)
  • 3rd Prize won by Kelse Sheehan – $50 (#20 )

On the day we had a raffle with some fabulous prizes that will be drawn in the coming week.  The BBQ sizzled and we pre-sold t-shirts, singlets, and devoured heaps of cupcakes, slices and treats! A big thank you to Renae Hahn and the women’s team for everything they did for the day and thank you to Madison Helene, Jessica Bestrashniy, Elissa Manera and Tenisha Lawrence who baked all the goodies.

The UNSW Raiders are very proud to announce that we have raised over $3000 that will be shortly deposited in the GNSW McGrath Foundation Donation Page!  If you would like to support the PINK MONTH and donate to the McGrath Foundation please go to: https://mcgrathfoundationportal.gofundraise.com.au/page/Gridiron 🏈 💞🎀

Now onto the business of football…. and what a massive day it was!

It was a very grey day at Neptune Park for our Pink Round which saw our colts kicking off again UTS at 12pm.

The boys were still looking for their first win of the season and they started the game well with first half touchdowns to #4 Kordell Payne and #20 Jahvia Peters giving them a 12-6 lead at the half.

The second half saw the colts continue their momentum.  They were very disciplined in their approach and held off a determined UTS team.  With touchdowns to #17 Malachy Guthrie-Hunt and #4 Kordell Payne our colts were able to knock off the undefeated UTS team and take their first official win of the season!  FINAL SCORE – UNSW Raiders 24 def UTS Gators 20 

Our women kicked off against the 3rd placed Gators at 2pm and they were on fire!

Dressed in their stunning Pink Round Jerseys they made their mark quickly.  The defense held firm and the offense hit the mark with first half touchdowns to #34 Alia karma x 2 and #43 Renae Hahn with PAT’s to #80 Evie Lichaa and #34 Alia Karmali taking the lead by a dominant 22-0 at the half.

The 2nd half saw UTS score quickly taking the score to 22-6 before the ladies fired up again with touchdowns to #27 Emma Furnaux and #80 Evie Lichaa who both converted their own touchdowns.  The vibe on the sideline during this game was fantastic and it was great to see everyone in great spirit.  It was an awesome performance by our women and it gives them a 6-0 undefeated record for the 2017 season! FINAL SCORE – UNSW Raiders 38 def UTS Gators 12 

Our men kicked off our third and final game of the day against first place UTS at 4pm.  The guys started well however UTS made their mark first with an early touchdown that had the men trailing 0-6.  A touchdown pass from Quarterback #3 Lukas Vojnar to #16 Chris Ravlich tied up the score at 6 all before UTS picked up a fumbled PAT to take them to a 6-8 lead.

In the 2nd quarter a field goal by #33 Aaron McEvoy took the men to a one point lead of 9-8 before a touchdown by #7 Lamar Dansby took the guys to the half time break leading 15-8.

The 3rd quarter saw no change in the score and the defense did a great job to hold the Gators.  In the 4th, the offense finished off business with a fantastic drive that gave #3 Lukas Vojnar the touchdown.  The 1 point PAT was successful by  #33 Aaron McEvoy and the Raiders took the win against their undefeated opponent. The men played fantastically and it was great to see the teamwork and camaraderie on the sidelines!  FINAL SCORE – UNSW Raiders 22 def UTS Gators 8  

The UNSW Raiders had a fantastic day at Neptune Park raising money for the McGrath Foundation and for the first time this season we are very proud to congratulate all of our teams for taking out the trifecta and defeating the UTS Gators in all three divisions!!

GRIDIRON NSW ROUND 6 RESULTS:   

COLTS

  • UNSW Raiders 24 def UTS Gators 20
  • Central West Giants 16 def Nepean Ducks 8
  • Sutherland Seahawks 20 def Northern Sydney Rebels 14
  • West Sydney Pirates 22 def Wollongong Mustangs 6
  • BYE – Sydney University Cubs

WOMEN

  • UNSW Raiders 38 def UTS Gators 12
  • Diamonds Gridiron 21 def Northern Sydney Rebels (on forfeit)
  • BYE – Northwestern Phoenix

MEN

  • UNSW Raiders 22 def UTS Gators 8
  • West Sydney Pirates 33 def Wollongong Mustangs 20
  • Northwestern Predators 35 def Central Coast Sharks 20
  • Nepean Ducks 22 def Newcastle Kings 0
  • Northern Sydney Rebels 12 def Sutherland Seahawks 8
  • BYE – Sydney University Lions

UNSW RAIDERS GAMES FOR ROUND 7 (21 October 2017)

Our next games are on Saturday 21 October 2017 which will be Round 7 of the GNSW Season and will see our Men and Colts travel to Lidcombe Oval to face the West Sydney Pirates.  Our Women have a BYE week.

The UNSW Raiders Schedule is as follows:

  • 12.00pm – Raiders Colts vs West Sydney Pirates
  • 4.00pm – Raiders Men vs West Sydney Pirates
  • BYE – Raiders Women

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.