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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gridiron Australia is pleased to release it’s strategic plan for the growth of the game through to 2019. GA Strategic Plan 2016-2019.
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
The position description can be downloaded here
The IFAF Congress for 2016 was held in New York on September 17.
Australia was represented at the congress by GA Chairman Darrin Mitchell, and by GA International Relationship Commissioner Chris Josey. During the Congress, Chris Josey was elected as Secretary of IFAF.
Read the full press release from IFAF here.
Gridiron Australia and Gridiron Victoria have come to an agreement allowing GV to appoint an Observer to the GA board. GV have nominated Mark Levin to take up this position.
This agreement does not amount to a return to full membership of GA by GV, but is a preparatory step for what is hoped to be a full return. There are still several issues that need to be resolved between GA and GV before full membership, and it is planned that this arrangement will assist in this process.
GV will be an observer in board activities and participate in the planning of the 2017 GA budget. It is our optimistic intention that agreement will be reached and GV return to full membership at the start of 2017, including participating in the Junior Nationals in QLD in April. However, even if agreement is not reach by then both sides are committed to continuing discussions and enabling an eventual return to full membership by GV.
The boards of both GA and GV ask members on both sides to cease the negative comments and instead work constructively as we all attempt to advance the sport throughout the country. Should members or other interested parties of either side have concerns, please speak with your local representative for clarification as the first step.
The board of Gridiron Australia has approved the budget for 2016.
The total budget of $175,415 includes:
- $35,750 for coaching development and coaching programs.
- $45,100 for marketing.
- $11,000 for officiating development.
- $42,257 for public liability and management insurance.
Full details are available here.
WATCH LIVE: Australian Junior Outback take on China in the IFAF Junior World Champiosnhip @ 2:50pm AEST:
The 2016 Gridiron Australia AGM was held on 18 June 2016 at the Holiday Inn Sydney Airport. The current board is:
• Darrin Mitchell (Chairman)
• Shaun Dove (Deputy Chairman, Officiating, AGOA)
• Matt Steel (National Teams, NSW)
• Ben Sinapati (QLD)
• Kevin Wilson (WA)
• Tom Etherton (SA)
• Chris Jackson (TAS, represented at this meeting by Jeff Clarke)
• George Stosic (ACT)
• Chris Josey (Financial Controller)
• Richard Gill (Acting Secretary)
We are looking to have a permanent Secretary and National Director of Coaching appointed by the end of August.