Spartans-V-Chiefs-06 Spartans rush to a W

SPARTANS 19 v 0 CHIEFS The Spartans arrived ready to run as the Chiefs came out the gate with a new look at QB, starting the mobile and strong-armed Benjamin. Benjamin started strong, before rifling a pass in the redzone directly to Ottens, from here the Spartans took control. Their strong ground game being the […]

Hogs-V-Chiefs-03 Hogs find rhythm on the fly

HOGS 31 v 19 EAGLES The Hogs arrived at Riverside looking to defend their title, with the Eagles looking to get their first W of the season. Conditions would prove difficult, as strong winds and rain drove onlookers inside. Welbourn returned for the Hogs (post 2017 season-ending surgery) to move the chains early, although overthrowing […]

Hogs Hogs season 2018 preview

The Adelaide University Gridiron Club has won 24 premierships since the Gridiron League of South Australia was formed in 1985. Originally, known as the Eastside Razorbacks up until the affiliation with Adelaide University started in 2014. Known as either Razorbacks or Hogs, the team enters the 2018 with the opportunity of winning the Great Southern […]


We had a great day of football out at Port Adelaide Rugby Club, with the Oilers and Spartans recording wins against the Chiefs and Eagles respectively.  Whilst the better side won both contests there was critical periods of play that determined the outcome. During this season I’ll be writing a column after each week’s games.  […]

Oilers-V-Chiefs-03 Can you kick it?

Southern District Oilers 13-7 Chiefs The Oilers are on a roll, the Chiefs are lamenting errors at critical points within the contest. Tedmanson started hot, generating 13 points in the first (dropping a dime to Hoey) although was hot and cold, missing Caleb in the endzone, resulting in a Meyers INT. The Chiefs struggled early, […]

Spartans-V-Eagles-01 Spartans fly by Eagles

Spartans 20-0 UniSA Eagles The 2018 season opener took a while to get going, the first half looking sloppy with multiple turnovers (Crummey 3 INT’s). Surprise QB De Francesca opening the scoring. With multiple outs for week one, the Eagles struggled to move the ball efficiently. They’ll have to find ways to apply scoreboard pressure, […]


It’s been 30 years since the South City Chiefs were formed and have since had a strong history of winning and developing players. Eleven Chiefs represented this state in the recent Australian Gridiron League.  Recent campaigns have seen the Chiefs fall to eventual winners Hogs, including last year’s semi-final defeat. Nicholas Caputo threw for 21 […]


The UniSA Eagles are a family-oriented club with a rich history since beginning life in the 2nd year of the Gridiron SA competition. The club is in the process of rebuilding and is putting a focus on culture including coaches that care about every player’s development and commitment on the field. The Eagles ended last year […]


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 […]


CONGRATULATIONS The Gridiron SA community enjoyed a fantastic night of celebration as we honoured our 2018 hall of fame inductees and All-Star award winners. Well over 100 people came together at the Rob Roy Hotel, to celebrate the best of Gridiron SA. Photos from the evening are now on Facebook. Hall of fame Doc Sabine Greg […]

HOF-Ring Gridiron SA 2018 Hall of Fame & All Star Dinner

Tickets on sale now Join us February 10th, as we enshrine 14 new members into the Gridiron SA Hall of Fame. This evening will also showcase the 2016 and 2017 season All Star Awards. Collaborating with the award winning Rob Roy Hotel, the evening will be a feast for the senses. Enjoy a three course […]

Hogs-win Great Southern Bowl runs overtime!

Hogs 14-7 Spartans The Spartans came into the Great Southern Bowl undefeated, the Razorbacks limped into the game at 5 and 5, with many believing the prelim was won due to the Chiefs loss of Caputo in the first half. But bowl games are different, and experience counts. The hogs playing their 5th straight and […]

Week-14-Hogs-V-Chiefs-07 Battle of the backups

Hogs 32-18 Chiefs The 2017 prelim final was a rematch of the last Great Southern Bowl, would the Chiefs be able to improve on last year’s performance, payback for a 35-12 defeat? Not this season. The Hogs and Chiefs traded blows early, neither team establishing any rhythm. The Hogs stuck to the run early and […]

Week-13-Hogs-v-Eagles-04 History repeats

Eagles 33 – 32 Hogs For the second year in a row the Eagles have defeated the Hogs in their last game of the season. Since the loss of Welbourn the Hogs have struggled to find a consistent offensive attack, winning 1 from the last 6, finishing the season 5 and 5. How will this […]

Week-13-Chiefs-v-Spartans-02 Undefeated

Spartans 25 – 21 Chiefs The Spartans finish the season undefeated and look forward to a week of rest as the Razorbacks and Chiefs fight it out this week for the chance to meet the Spartans in the Great Southern Bowl. Scoring and game reports currently unavailable. SCORING Spartans: Van Pamelen 1 passing & 1 rushing, […]

Week-12-Spartans-v-Oilers-08 Running on empty

Spartans 41 – 6 Oilers The Oilers have run out of gas, as they were run over by the Spartans handily. The fantastic 3 game streak, a high point for a team whom have struggled the past 3 seasons, has ended. The Spartans continued their rushing dominance, with Volar accounting for another 4 TD’s. With […]

Week-12-Eagles-v-Chiefs-09 Playing for pride

Chiefs 41 – 21 Eagles With the Chiefs already locked into the finals and the Eagles eliminated, would this game serve as a tune up for the Chiefs or a chance for the Eagles to evaluate players for season 18? The Chiefs scored often and early, with both their starting and backup quarterbacks each accounting […]

GSA-stats-1-10-2018 Updated leaderboard

Updated statistics leaderboard The Race for MVP is on with Volar and Vales seemingly pulling away. Volar leading the league in rushing (closing in on a 1000 yard season) and sacks, Vales second in receiving TD’s, leading QB’s pressures and at the pointy end of sacks, fumble recoveries and tackles. As the Spartans, Chiefs and […]

Oilers 3 on the trot

Oilers 26 – 16 Chiefs The Chiefs opened strong, scoring on their first possession, before Tedmanson and the Oilers got rolling. The Chiefs continued to turn the ball over at an alarming rate (five in the first half) and the Oilers continued to take advantage. Tedmanson connected with Eves twice, before Munce took an interception […]

Spartans Lets go bowling

Spartans 12 – 0 Razorbacks With past Spartans and Hogs in attendance, the 2017 outfits put on a dull display of turnovers, one series in the first quarter the Spartans fumbled, with the hogs returning the favor two plays later. The first half being somewhat uneventful. Van Pamelen scored his first of the day early […]