Travel Management Partner JC Travel Professionals

After an extensive tender process, with a number of high quality submissions, Gridiron Australia is proud to announce that it has appointed JC Travel Professionals to be its Travel Management partner for the next three years.

As one of Australia’s leading providers of corporate and sports travel management, JC Travel will be in a great position to support Team Managers with the extensive logistics associated with State and National campaigns.

As part of the agreement JC Travel will provide travel and accommodation management services for all National programs, as well as both the Men’s and Women’s Australian Gridiron Leagues and the Junior National Championship.

As GA’s preferred supplier, JC Travel will also provide all members the opportunity to arrange their travel through them, including leisure travel at preferential rates. In addition, JC Travel have committed to a sponsorship arrangement to further support our National Programs going forward.

Gridiron Australia is strongly committed to raising the professionalism and exposure of the sport for its members and believes this partnership will provide value to its members for many years to come.

Further detail regarding this release can be provided by Kevin Wilson (GA Director) on kevin.wilson@ga.org.au

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Preferred Uniform Supplier Tribal Sport

After an extensive tender process, with a number of high quality submissions, Gridiron Australia is proud to announce that it has appointed Tribal Sport to be its provider of Outback uniforms and associated merchandise for the next five years.

With over 20 years’ experience in the Australian market and most recently providing uniforms for a number of Junior State Teams to the Nationals as well as the Junior Outback Program Tribal Sport are well placed to provide the level of quality and service demanded by our sport.

As part of the agreement Tribal will provide game day, travel and training uniforms for all Gridiron Australia National programs. In addition, Tribal Sport will provide an online portal for the purchase of supporter merchandise and associated items, providing an additional revenue stream that will go back into supporting the Outback programs.

As GA’s preferred supplier, Tribal Sport will also provide State bodies and individual clubs the opportunity to set up their own online merchandise shops as well as providing preferential rates on uniforms and other merchandise.

Gridiron Australia is strongly committed to raising the professionalism and exposure of the sport for its members and believes this partnership will provide value to its members for many years to come.

Further detail regarding this release can be provided by Kevin Wilson (GA Director) on kevin.wilson@ga.org.au

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GA to adopt USA football coaching accreditation framework

Gridiron Australia (GA), through its National Director Coaching Paul Manera, has conducted a full review of the existing coaching accreditation systems throughout its’ member states.  After this review, GA has decided to adopt the USA Football coaching accreditation framework. By adopting this framework GA can not only standardise the accreditation of coaches throughout Australia but also provide a career pathway for Australian coaches both here and overseas. GA is also working with the Australian Sports Commission on having the program recognised Nationally in conjunction with their Community Coaching Principles (previously known as level 1 general principles).

As part of the program GA will work with all existing accredited coaches on transitioning to the new framework. All coaches regardless of existing accreditation will be required to complete the USA Football level 1 youth tackle certification which focusses on the safety and wellbeing of players and covers the concept of Heads Up Football.

By becoming certified under the USA Football program, coaches will have ongoing access to the USA Football coaching resources portal as well as access to GA’s Coaching development HUDL site.

If you want further detail on the program or in fact want to become certified as a Gridiron Australia recognised coach please contact Paul Manera (NDC) via paul.manera@ga.org.au. Or visit http://gridironaustralia.org.au/education/coaching-accreditation

Gridiron Australia is strongly committed to development of its coaches and believes this program will better facilitate that development going forward.

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Uniform RFQ

Gridiron Australia is seeking a vendor to become the preferred supplier of Uniforms and associated ancillary items required as part of Gridiron Australia’s National Programs.

We are looking for interested suppliers to send us a proposal responding to our specific requirements as detailed in the RFQ Gridiron Australia – Uniforms.

Closing date is 9th June 2017.

Travel RFQ

Gridiron Australia is seeking a vendor to become the preferred supplier for the provision of Air travel management required as part of Gridiron Australia’s National Programs.

We are looking for interested suppliers to send us a proposal responding to our specific requirements as detailed in the RFQ Gridiron Australia – travel.

Closing date is 30th June 2017.

Apply to be an Assistant Coach of the Junior Outback

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST, UNFORTUNATELY THESE APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

We now are seeking applications for Assistant Coaching Staff for the Junior Outback, Australia’s Junior Team.

The team will compete at the 2017 IFAF Oceania Qualifier, attempting to Qualify for the 2018 IFAF Gridiron World Championships. (host country yet to be confirmed).

The positions being recruited for include: Offensive Coordinator, Defensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator, Positional Coach (Offense), and Positional Coach (Defense).

Applications close on Sunday the 26th of March 2017 (AEDST).

This exciting opportunity is available to registered members of Gridiron Australia member states only.

All applications must include the details as set out in the selection criteria and must be submitted by email to: applyforoutback@ga.org.au

Updated Member Protection Policy

The GA Board has endorsed a revised Member Protection Policy, in line with ASC recommendations. This policy went in to effect 22 January 2017 and replaces the previous policies.  This policy applies to all affiliated members and associations.

GA MPP January 2017

Marketing RFQ

We are undertaking a renewed focus on our online platforms including a brand refresh, online review and digital strategy going forward to connect with potential and existing members and other stakeholders.

We are looking for interested suppliers to send us a proposal responding to our specific requirements as detailed in the RFQ Gridiron Australia – Marketing.

Closing date is 28th February 2017.

Assistant coaches for the 2019 Outback Team

Gridiron Australia is now looking for Assistant Coaches for The Men’s National Team Campaign which will be competing against other countries in Oceania for a spot in the 2019 World Cup.

Applications close on Sunday the 5th of February 2017 and must be submitted by email to applyforoutback@ga.org.au.

The position description can be downloaded here