Warriors & Barbarians get off to a flying start

The 2015 season is a fresh start for both the Warriors and Barbarians. New coaches, new rookies, new playbooks and a new season.

Warriors Safety Taylor Berrington against the Royals on Sunday (Photo courtesy of John Torcasio Photography)

Warriors Safety Taylor Berrington against the Royals on Sunday (Photo courtesy of John Torcasio Photography)

The Warriors took on the Melbourne University Royals who also had a new Head Coach and some new faces in front of their home crowd. The Warriors are the reigning champions but have their sites set on equalling the record of four consecutive Vic Bowls this season.

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Warriors make Outback Squad

Luke Jackson, Jon Tostevin, Scott Wolfe & Heather Buzza along with Coach Craig Wilson, Coach Ralph Maggio and Warriors Players

Luke Jackson, Jon Tostevin, Scott Wolfe & Heather Buzza along with Coach Craig Wilson, Coach Ralph Maggio and Warriors Players

The Monash Warriors will be a part of the 2015 IFAF World Championships with three players and our medic all being selected for Australian Outback duties. The world championships are being held in Canton, Ohio between the 8th and 19th of July and the Outback currently rank 6th of the 8 teams participating.

Warriors Scott Wolfe, Jon Tostevin & Luke Jackson will be playing for the Australian Outback National Team

Warriors Scott Wolfe, Jon Tostevin & Luke Jackson will be playing for the Australian Outback National Team

Jonathon Tostevin is the most experienced of the group and will be lining up at Guard for the Green & Gold. Not always an Offensive Lineman, Tostevin switched positions in the 2011 World Championships when coach Leijten asked he switch sides of the line as there was a gap at Center. Tostevin, aged 28, has played 10 years of Gridiron and has been a team player throughout his career. Switching positions was not an easy task but with all the hard work and dedication he put towards learning the position, Tostevin has become an anchor to the Warriors 6 Vic Bowl wins in the past 7 years. An intimidating figure at 195cm and 135kg, Tostevin is looking forward throwing his weight around against the best in the world. Continue reading

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Warriors add two new coaches for 2015

Kyle Ellis playing Centre for Laverne University

Kyle Ellis playing Centre for Laverne University

The Warriors are always looking to improve the game of their players. With Adam Gotsis playing his final year at #8 ranked Georgia Tech this upcoming season and Bailey Kenter finishing his High School season as the #1 ranked High School punter in the United States, the Warriors are hoping to add to this list of high profile players in the United States.

Mike Simon playing for Zaragoza Hornets in Spain

Mike Simon playing for Zaragoza Hornets in Spain

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Registration Day set! First training session Sunday 1st February, 2015

Do you want to be a Warrior in 2015?

Warriors Wanted

The Monash Warriors are looking for rookies of all shapes and sizes to join in for Season 2015.

As a rookie we expect you not to know the rules, we expect you to think that you’re too big or too small to play, that’s the beautiful thing about being a rookie, you get taught how to play the game.

The Warriors have the best coaches in Victoria who will train you up and make sure that you are ready to go before you hit the field. We don’t mind if you make mistakes, all we expect is that you turn up, be ready to learn at all times, follow instructions and help us win another Championship! Sounds simple right?

Registration day is mandatory for all rookies but don’t worry, you won’t be alone. The Warriors will be expecting up to 60 rookies to turn up on registration day. Everyone learns together!

Training begins at 10AM on Sunday February 1st, 2015. This means that you will need to turn up at least 45 minutes early to sign in and warm up. Training will be held at Monash University Clayton Campus at the Soccer Fields. Runners and a light and dark shirt/singlet.

Do you have what it takes to be a Warrior?

See you Sunday February 1st!

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Coach Wilson returns home

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Craig Wilson is a legend of the Warriors and he finally returns home.

After departing Melbourne and heading over to Western Australia for work commitments, Coach Wilson has found himself back in Melbourne and back in charge at the Warriors.

Whilst in Western Australia for work, Coach Wilson took over at the Curtin Saints Gridiron club and even took on the reigns of Head Coach of the WA Raiders in the 2010 State Championships.

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Bailey Kenter earns #1 High School Punter in the Nation (USA)

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Former Warrior Bailey Kenter has made headlines in not only his football state of Utah, but in the whole Nation. Although mostly recognised as a punter, Bailey also plays Kicker, Wide Receiver and Corner for his Layton Christian Academy Eagles.

Although Bailey’s season is over, Bailey has been named the #1 High School Punter in the Nation and the #16 ranked athlete overall in the state of Utah. The Warriors are very proud of what Bailey has achieved and have been amazed at the progress in which he has consistently performed each week for his Eagles. Bailey has recently been ranked as a 3-Star punter, holding an 84 rating.

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2015 NFL Draft: Georgia Tech’s Adam Gotsis a name to remember

Adam Gotsis has come a long way since Australian Rules Football. (Getty Images)

Adam Gotsis has come a long way since Australian Rules Football. (Getty Images)

Former Warrior Adam Gotsis knew when he left Gridiron Victoria for Division I College that he would need to work his backside off to earn a spot in Georgia Tech’s defensive system. That was a challenge he was ready for as he left his family & friends and boarded a plane to Atlanta.

Adam has shown exactly what hard work and persistence can do as he defied the odds very early in his career at Georgia Tech by avoiding red shirt and actually getting valuable game time in his rookie season. He never looked back after that.

Not only has Adam won a starting spot along the defensive line for the Yellow Jackets, but he has been an invaluable part of the defense and a leader on the team. NFLDraftScout.com have written an article after the Nation’s 16th-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defeated rivals and 9th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs 30-24 (which can be found here) describing Gotsis as “a bit raw” with “untapped potential”.

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