10 of the Best Places to Play Gridiron in Melbourne

10 of the Best Places to Play Gridiron in Melbourne

Gridiron is a great sport for keeping your mind sharp and your body strong.

Gridiron players on the field

1. Ballarat Gridiron

Ballarat Gridiron (a.k.a Ballarat American Football Club) was founded in 2012 with the formation of the Ballarat Falcons – who played their first season in Gridiron Victoria in 2013. In 2014, the Ballarat Falcons reached the Gridiron Victoria Division 2 championship game and the club’s Senior Women’s team, the Ballarat Kestrels played its inaugural season. We also plan to have a junior team ready to compete in the near future.

Ballarat Gridiron’s mission is to provide an organisation in Ballarat where interested members of the community can learn the fundamentals of gridiron, the importance of teamwork, discipline and responsibility while having fun and forging lasting friendships.

Doug Dean Reserve
Nandiriog Drive, Delacombe
VIC 3356

E-mail ballaratgridiron@gmail.com


2. South East Predators Gridiron Club

This is a club that strives for perfection both on and off the field, a club that believes it is important to treat its members as family and brothers in arms! This is not always measured in wins and losses! These goals will affect anyone that deems themselves worthy of donning the Predators jersey. Their coaching staff have decades of combined playing and coaching experience. We know this game, we know this league.

Namatijira Reserve
Newport Rd
Clayton South

Phone 0423 891 220
E-mail teammanager@southeasternpredators.com.au or melvill4@optusnet.com.au


3. Pakenham Silverbacks

The Pakenham Silverbacks compete in the Gridiron Victoria competition, drawing players from South-East Melbourne and West Gippsland.

Pakenham Gridiron Club
PO Box 204
Officer VIC 3809

E-mail info@silverbacks.com.au


4. Western Crusaders Gridiron Club

Western Crusaders are members of Gridiron Victoria’s American Football Competition. Based in the Western suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.

Henry Turner Memorial Reserve
Footscray VIC 3011, Australia

Contact Contact form


5. Melton Wolves Gridiron Club

All fitness levels welcome. No experience necessary.

E-mail meltonwolves@gmail.com


6. Bendigo Dragons

The Bendigo Dragons Gridiron Club is a central Victorian American Football team that was founded in 2012 and began competing in Gridiron Victoria in the 2013 season. The Dragons are a community based club that promote a positive culture while challenging members to grow as individuals in a team environment.

Tom Flood Sports Centre
Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia

E-mail bendigodragons@gmail.com


7. Berwick Miners

The Miners are a long standing, proud and successful organisation situated at Rawling Field, Sydney Pargeter Reserve in Power Road, Endeavour Hills. Since 1987 the club has periodically imported players and coaches from the USA and has competed in finals in 17 of their 26 year history with 5 consecutive Vic Bowl appearances from 1991 to 1995, winning two.

Sydney Pargeter Reserve
600 Power Road
Endeavour Hills 3802

E-mail info@berwickminers.com


8. Croydon Rangers Gridiron Club

The Croydon Rangers are one of the founding clubs in this state and a proud member of Gridiron Victoria.

Springfield Ave.
Croydon VIC 3136

Phone 0423 002 550
E-mail play@croydonrangers.com.au


9. Geelong Buccaneers

The Bay City Buccaneers was first conceived by a group of friends at a BBQ in 2003. Whilst throwing a football around, one of the guys commented “Wouldn’t it be good to start our own team in Geelong.” That person was Marty Jackson. At the time, there was another team in Geelong and after being told he couldn’t start a new team Marty was ready for the challenge.

Corio Community Reserve
20 Hendy Street

Phone 0401 485 416
E-mail geelongbuccaneersrecruiting@gmail.com or mail@3vcorporateservices.com


10. Gippsland Gladiators

The Gippsland Gladiators Gridiron Club rose from the ashes of an old flag football team in October of 2010. Two of the original players, Buck Buchanan and Chris King, found themselves involved in something much larger than a casual Saturday game amongst friends when news of the new Gippsland gridiron team spread. Within two weeks their two players had grown to twenty-five and the Gladiators now boast a roster of over forty players.

Maryvale Recreation Reserve
Grant Street
Morwell, Vic 3840, AU

Phone 0428128730
E-mail president@gippslandgladiators.com.au


If you’re a member at a gridiron club that’s not listed above, let us know and we’ll add it to our next list.


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