Gridiron Tasmania have an established three club state-wide senior competition and a juniors competition (13-19 yrs), with future plans to add a team from the North West Coast. The season runs from late October to late February.
These existing seniors clubs compete for the “Tiger Bowl”
- University Devils
- Queens Head Knights
- Launceston Gorillas
The developing junior competition (13-19yrs) is in both Hobart and Launceston, and is expected to grow significantly. In the competitions first season, two juniors were selected onto the U19 Australian Outback team that played at the World Championships in China.
Whilst GT are the newest state competition in Australia, having commenced in 2014, they have already being recognised nationally for some great work both on and off the field.
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History of Tasmanian Gridiron
The sport was initially established in Tasmania in 1990 with the Tasmanian Gridiron League (TGL), with founding clubs Hobart Falcons & University Wildcats, followed shortly thereafter with the Launceston Eagles, Clarence Sharks and Glenorchy Raiders. Regrettably, as the NFL was no longer shown on free to air television and a lack of opportunity to promote and grow, the league folded in the early 2000’s, gridiron was neglected for over a decade.
Fortunately years later, a group of passionate guys got together and Gridiron Tasmania was established in 2014, creating the three current teams, with the juniors competition commenced in 2015. There are plans to grow the sport in Tasmania with initial scoping of a North-West Coast team, and strategies in place to allow participation in the AGL in future years.