The 2023 season will be here very soon and it’s time to plan your involvement with the most successful gridiron club in Victoria – The Warriors!

For New Players

American Football has been played in Victoria for almost 40 years. It’s a sport that’s accessible to all body types and ages. We have had new players join us in the 40s and enjoy success, as well people with larger body types that may find it challenging to play other sports find that their size is advantageous in American Football. The nature of the structure and stoppages that exist in the sport also make this sport accessible to those with some mental disabilities such as autism.

After some changes made in the offseason, there is an improved focus on respect and player physical and emotional safety. The Warriors are welcoming club for all people that want to enjoy American Football.

If you are interested in the sport but not sure if you want to play, feel free to come down to one of our training sessions during the preseason (July-September). You don’t need to register beforehand but recommend you bring water and football boots if you can.


Preseason (July-Sept)

Preseason training will be held on:

  • Sundays 10am – 1pm (starting July 2nd)
  • Wednesdays 7pm – 9:30pm (starting July 19th)

Training is held at Southern Reserve, Mulgrave.

Start of Season (Oct-Feb)

The proposed season is yet to be finalised by the league but as of August, the Senior Men’s season is expected to start October 7th with the Juniors’ seasons to start October 21st.

Mid-Season Break

The league is planning a 5-week break from games planned over the holidays. At this stage it is December 18 – January 19.

Finals (Feb 2024)

Finals for all competitions are expected to complete in February.


Gridiron Victoria offers the following competitions for the year:

  • Mens (Division 1 and Division 2)
  • Under 19s (contact, 11-a-side, mixed) – Must be born on or after 1st Jan 2004
  • Under 16s (contact, 9-a-side, mixed) – Must be born on or after 1st Jan 2007
  • Under 13s (contact, 7-a-side, mixed) – Must be born on or after 1st Jan 2010

Gridiron Victoria is not offering a Womens competition this season due to lack of interest. They are targeting a Flag Football competition in 2024.

If you’re interested in playing in the upcoming season go here: Register your interest for 2023