It has been a long wait South Australians but finally FOOTBALL is just around the corner. Saturday afternoon’s in Spring can mean only one thing…. GRIDIRON SA’s Senior Season is BACK!! Our favourite teams will lock horns over the coming weeks in a bid to become SA’s champions!…. oh, and the NFL and College Football is back if you like those prima-donna’s
So, whether you’re a friend, family or follower of the HOGS, SPARTANS, EAGLES, OILERS or CHIEFS or an impartial gridiron fan in this fantastic city, Gridiron SA is delighted to welcome you to the 2018 campaign. Block your calendar’s out for Saturday’s for the next four months so you can get down to the Port Adelaide Rugby Club to see our thrilling sport first hand.
For those just beginning following the sport locally, or those who may not have joined us in a while, 2017 ended in thrilling fashion with the Hogs winning the Great Southern Bowl for the fifth straight year downing the Spartans, who had dominated the regular season, 14-7 in Overtime. The 2018 Australian Gridiron League allowed our state’s best to benefit from the challenge of the best from Queensland, Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.
Keep interacting with our social media sites to keep abreast of the action. As well as the regular Saturday contests, on the horizon we have the traditional Friday grand-final replay (28th Sep), where the Spartans will seek their first revenge (the day prior to the AFL grand final). The Great Southern Bowl 2018, on Saturday 15th December, will be the culmination of the season, celebrated with the Hall of Fame and All-Star dinner in early 2019. The juniors who get a chance at senior level will have extra motivation, as our states youth battle to earn selection in Patrick Carroll’s Shark Pup squad for the 2019 Australian (Junior) Gridiron League.
Keep an eye out for our 2018 team-by-team preview plus interviews, game reports and don’t forget our season starts this Saturday with Eagles v Spartans (12pm) and Chiefs v Oilers (3pm).