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From the nglaustralia.com.au site. :

The National Gridiron League is a professional American Football league, and is the highest level of competition for American football in Australia.

The NGL will bring high quality, live American football entertainment.

The league will launch with eight teams, located in two separate states. The state of Queensland will host four teams, and the state of New South Wales will host four teams. In 2016, the league will feature an 14 week regular season, which is scheduled to run from September to December. Each team will play seven games. Following the regular season, four teams will compete in the league's two-week playoffs.

The league will host all games at premier stadiums and expects to nationally televise a selected game in each week in each state.

The National Gridiron League (NGL) is established with the key aim of developing American Football in Australia. The business model of the NGL has been in planning for over two years and has taken into account numerous successful components of sports league business models around the world. Despite numerous constraints in a diverse country such as Australia, including a very large geographic scope with very limited demographics, we believe there is significant opportunity in Australia with the evolution of technology and other innovations that bring the world closer.

The NGL is independent of the existing infrastructure of American football in Australia however we believe that the existing organizations will significantly benefit from NGL marketing, player and management development programs. We are confident NGL marketing campaigns will create additional awareness of the sport in Australia, which will also benefit the recruitment and funding opportunities for local leagues and clubs. As the NGL is investing in recruiting a number of high level coaching staff, officials and players there is scope for existing organizations to utilize these resources for their development.

The NGL will kick off in 2016 with four teams in Queensland and four teams in New South Wales. The league has expansions plans for four additional teams in Victoria in 2017/18 and further expansion into South Australia and Western Australia.

Following extensive consultation and research, the NGL has developed a very exhaustive funding and revenue model that has been designed for sustainable operation in a challenging environment. All aspects of operation will be constantly reviewed for the next two years before first kick off to ensure sustainability and ongoing success of Gridiron in Australia.

The NGL does not respond to individual posts or comments. All comments or suggestions can be forwarded [email protected]
[ Edited by KeepRabbitsOut on Jul 12, 2016 at 10:07 PM ]
This is the first season of the break away competition and has many players from USA universities and the opening double header is at Suncorp stadium in Brisbane.

Suncorp is a perfect stadium for Gridiron and am looking forward to this event.

https://aussiefaithful.com/national-gridiron-league-season-1-of-the-ngl/


KINGS SIGN JAPANESE WR TAKASHI KURIHARA
Written by Jarrod Partridge Published in Headlines, Player News

Gold Coast Kings have confirmed the signing of Japanese wide receiver Takashi Kurihara.

Most recently the wide receiver led Japanese team IBM BigBlue to the 2015 Japanese X Bowl with 614 yards and six touchdowns in eight games throughout the season, also making All XLeague first team selection as both a wide receiver and kick returner.

At college level, Kurihara represented the Hosei University Tomahawks, where he played 52 games over four years, winning a national championship in 2006. Kurihara was named MVP of the Kanto collegiate league in 2009, and also picked up the best wide receiver award in 2007 and 2008.

Kurihara, who attended the NFL Veteran Combine in 2015, is an explosive athlete who sports a 4.48 second 40-yard dash and 35 inch vertical leap, and has previously been invited to the Baltimore Ravens camps in 2013 and 2014.

According to the Japan Times, Kurihara is the closest any Japanese player has come to making an NFL roster.
League goals

The aim of the NGL is simple. To be the best football outside of North America. Currently, after the NFL, the CFL is considered the best quality league. From there players are spread through various Arena leagues, such as the Indoor Football League and Arena league and other smaller leagues.

These leagues tend to be volatile in player salaries and team sustainability, and with games in Arena leagues being played on half sized fields with differing rules, the NGL aims to bring a quality and a salary comparable to the CFL with only minor variations from NFL rules.

Longer term, the NGL is aiming to be a true second tier to the NFL, surpassing the CFL in player quality, and providing a pathway back to NFL camps.
  • JoNeo
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Cool stuff
In time it could become a kind of nursery for the big time NFL perhaps
May provide a pathway
for Aussies and other nationalitys and even young players from different codes to get a start
Originally posted by JoNeo:
Cool stuff
In time it could become a kind of nursery for the big time NFL perhaps
May provide a pathway
for Aussies and other nationalitys and even young players from different codes to get a start

Yep. Fo sure and it's already happening.

https://aussiefaithful.com/national-gridiron-league-start-signing-local-players/
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Just been talking to an old friend who had a young work colleague who was playing Grid Iron on the Sunny Coast
This guy may be in the new comp
Will keep you posted as news comes in
  • JoNeo
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Ok
This guy is training with the Sunshine Coast Spartans
Are they one of the four in QLD?
Originally posted by JoNeo:
Ok
This guy is training with the Sunshine Coast Spartans
Are they one of the four in QLD?

https://aussiefaithful.com/north-coast-heat-sign-mitch-pleysier/

This guy was from Sunshine Coast Spartan. Spartans are part of the amateur league.

North Coast Heat takes in that area. Sunshine Coast based.

This article is good for a laugh.

http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/north-coast-heat-latest-national-gridiron-league-t/2782951/

  • JoNeo
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Originally posted by KeepRabbitsOut:
Originally posted by JoNeo:
Ok
This guy is training with the Sunshine Coast Spartans
Are they one of the four in QLD?


Good
His name is Ollie, lets see how he goes
  • JoNeo
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Originally posted by KeepRabbitsOut:
https://aussiefaithful.com/north-coast-heat-sign-mitch-pleysier/

This guy was from Sunshine Coast Spartan. Spartans are part of the amateur league.

North Coast Heat takes in that area. Sunshine Coast based.

This article is good for a laugh.

http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/north-coast-heat-latest-national-gridiron-league-t/2782951/
Gotcha mate
Spartans amateur club which can feed into Heat which is the mainstream
Originally posted by JoNeo:
Originally posted by KeepRabbitsOut:
https://aussiefaithful.com/north-coast-heat-sign-mitch-pleysier/

This guy was from Sunshine Coast Spartan. Spartans are part of the amateur league.

North Coast Heat takes in that area. Sunshine Coast based.

This article is good for a laugh.

http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/north-coast-heat-latest-national-gridiron-league-t/2782951/
Gotcha mate
Spartans amateur club which can feed into Heat which is the mainstream


Yeah the NGL is a pro league where 60% are from the US college system or CFL or NFL free agents.

It will be good for the Aussies that get in to learn from guys that have been born with a helmet and pads on.
Some more experienced but non-starters in the NFL have made the NGL their new home.

Once the word gets out that this league is any good, more will come.

https://aussiefaithful.com/gold-coast-kings-pick-former-49ers-tight-end-joe-sawyer/?utm_content=buffera2977&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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Originally posted by KeepRabbitsOut:
Some more experienced but non-starters in the NFL have made the NGL their new home.

Once the word gets out that this league is any good, more will come.

https://aussiefaithful.com/gold-coast-kings-pick-former-49ers-tight-end-joe-sawyer/?utm_content=buffera2977&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Guy looks like a football machine
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