About Gridiron West
Gridiron was first played in Western Australia in 1988 in the Western Australian Gridiron Football League (WAGFL). Gridiron West formed in 1994 as a breakaway competition to the WAGFL and became Western Australia’s second gridiron league. In 1996 the WAGFL folded, leaving Gridiron West as the only league in WA. Gridiron West currently consists of 10 clubs across the Perth metropolitan area stretching from as far south as Rockingham up to Craigie in the Northern Suburbs, and out to Mundaring in the Perth Hills.
Gridiron West also has a state representative team, the Western Australia Raiders. which most recently won the National Championship in the Men’s Australian Gridiron League in 2018. The WA Raiders were also represented in the Women’s and Under 19 divisions in 2017.
To find out more about the WA Raiders and how our teams have gone at the AGL, read one of our reports here – Young Wolverines put on a show at Junior AGL.
Gridiron West launched it’s inaugural Women’s League in 2017 with five clubs being represented. The West Coast Wolverines, Curtin Saints, Perth Blitz, Perth Broncos and Swan City Titans all entered teams in the competition’s first season. The Women’s League has now expanded to include teams from the Rockingham Vipers, Claremont Jets and Hills Valkyries.
For information and the latest news about Gridiron in Western Australia, visit https://gridironwest.com.au/
Current Gridiron West Clubs
Gridiron Australia (GA) is the governing body of Gridiron in Australia. GA is an approved sporting association under federal government regulations and is a member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). The organisation was formed in 1996.
Gridiron Australia oversees the country’s national team, the Australian Outback National Gridiron Team, which has competed in the IFAF World Cup. GA is the governing body of all state-level leagues and runs the Australian Gridiron League, the national tournament between the nation’s states, territories and other state representative squads. Seven out of the eight Australian states and territories run their own leagues; being a total of 70 clubs consisting of approximately 3000 players.
For information and the latest news about Gridiron in Australia, visit http://gridironaustralia.org.au/