FORMER NRL PLAYER EARNS USA GRIDIRON SCHOLARSHIP

Posted: June 5, 2013 in Uncategorized
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PRESS RELEASE: 5th June 2013

FORMER NRL PLAYER EARNS USA GRIDIRON SCHOLARSHIP

30918_4_1Peni Tagive, a former 1st Grade Rugby League Player, has been awarded a Full Scholarship to play American Football at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Peni was a successful NRL player and played for the West Tigers (2008-2009), St George/Illawarra Dragons (2010-2011) and the Sydney Roosters (2012).

It was a fluke meeting with a Bondi Raiders Gridiron player in Sydney last year that started the ball rolling, opening up a whole new world for Peni Tagive who was unaware the sport of American Football was played in Australia.  Wanting to know more, he attended a Bondi Raiders training session where he was introduced to Head Coach Paul Manera, a former player with the University of Hawaii.

“When Peni mentioned he was interested in playing in the NFL, I recommended that he play college football first.  He is a very determined person and I think he has what it takes to make it in the College System and potentially be drafted to the NFL.”  said Coach Manera.

With Coach Manera’s  guidance, Peni went through a step by step process to make himself eligible to play college football.  Coach Manera then introduced Peni to Brian Norwood, Associate Head Coach of the Baylor Bears and sent him a 10 minute highlight video of Peni playing Rugby League.  The Baylor Bears coaching staff were so impressed with Peni’s highlight video they offered him a recruiting trip to  visit their campus and athletic facilities.   A full scholarship was offered shortly later.

Peni decided to retire from the NRL in 2012 so that he could pursue his American Football Dream.  He will study a degree in Exercise Physiology when he enrols into Baylor University this July.  Peni will be joining brothers Blake & Sean Muir from the Sutherland Seahawks Gridiron Club adding 3 Australian’s to the Baylor Bears roster.

Baylor have an outstanding football program that has seen many of their players drafted into the NFL, including current Washington Redskins Quarterback and former Heisman Trophy Winner Robert Lee Griffin the 3rd (RG3).  Peni Tagive has never played American Football which means that,  even at the age of 24, he will still be eligible to play for 4 years.  He will most likely play in the position of Linebacker or Wide Receiver.

Jordan Stalker – Another Aussie scholarship for Gridiron in the USA

Posted: November 6, 2012 in USA Scholarships
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Bring It On Sports would like to congratulate Jordan Stalker from the Wollongong Mustangs on receiving a Gridiron Scholarship (American Football)  to Gardner Webb University in Boiling Springs North Carolina. Gardner Webb is a 1AA School and they play in the Big South Conference. Jordan will be playing on the Offensive Line and he will be enrolling into Gardner Webb University in January of 2013.

Jordan’s Football career began in 2011 as a Junior with the Wollongong Mustangs playing 7 man Football. He then went on to play 1 season of 11-man  Football and was selected to be a part of the Gridiron Australia Future Stars Program.

Jordan was then nominated to be on the IFAF World Development Team Training camp in January 2012 in Austin Texas where he got to practice and compete with some of the best Junior Players from all over the world.  Jordan then returned to Australia to play for the Australian Outback Junior National Team in their World Cup Qualification game against American Samoa. After Playing for Australia Jordan then worked with AustralianSenior Outback Offensive Line Coach Paul Manera to refine his skills with some one of one training sessions.  Jordan then sent film of himself to prospective Colleges to see if they were interested in him. Jordan was able to attract interest from University of Hawaii, Georgia Tech and Colorado State.

In the Case of Georgia Tech and Hawaii they both liked Jordan but did not have any Scholarships available. Gardner Webb showed great interest in Jordan from the beginning and they offered him a Scholarship straight away.

In the last 6 years there have been 6 players from Gridiron Australia member leagues to receive a Gridiron Scholarship to a Division 1 University.

Who will be next ?

2013 Down Under Tournaments – Dates Released

Posted: October 15, 2012 in DownUnder Bowl
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2013 DATES

DOWN UNDER BOWL – American Football (Gridiron):  8th – 14th July 2013

DOWN UNDER HOOPS – Basketball: 17th – 23rd July 2013

DOWN UNDER INTERNATIONAL GAMES

  • Track and Field: 2nd –  8th July 2013
  • Cross Country: 4th – 10th July 2013
  • Women’s Volleyball: 16th to 22nd July 2013

2013 TOURNAMENT PACKAGE

$899.00 per person includes the following:

  • Begins and ends at the Circle on Cavill
  • 6 nights accommodation and buffet breakfast at RSL Club
  • Tournament and practice fees
  • Uniform (athletes) or Coach’s Shirt (coaches)
  • Coaches/Adults = 2 to a room
  • Athletes = 3 to a room, with American athletes
  • All transfers — (excluding airport transfers)
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and buffet dinner
  • Team Photo (athletes and coaches only)
  • Orientation meeting and pasta buffet
  • Hard Rock Dinner
  • 3 meal vouchers to use at local restaurants

Koga Fitness Classes

Posted: October 9, 2012 in Koga Fitness
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We are proud to announce that the FIRST EVER AUSTRALIAN KOGA FITNESS class was taught today in Sydney, Australia!

What’s Koga?  It’s an awesome workout fusing together Kickboxing, Yoga and specialised Koga Moves.

Anyone interested in giving it a try?  You can book classes for your club, school, workplace or community centre.

For more information contact us

Pathers & Mermaids join Bring it on Sports in Hawaii

Posted: May 21, 2012 in Hawaii
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We are happy to announce that Cheerleaders from Cronulla Mermaids  and Penrith Pantherettes are stepping it up and are joing the Bring it on Sports 2012 Hawaii Tour.  They will make up the Southern Cross Spirits.  The World Gridiron Association announced the introduction and inaugural kick-off game for the Hawaii Gridiron League. This annual exhibition game will present the best of the best as the USA All Stars come loaded with several recognizable former mainland collage names while the Hawaii Gridiron All Stars will feature the elite talent from the HGL.   The Cronulla Sharks Mermaids and the Penrith Pantherettes will attend Cheerleading workshops with cheerleaders and coaches at the University of Hawaii for 4 days.  They will also perform and cheer the Southern Cross All Stars Gridiron Team as they do battle aginst the Hawaii Gridiron League All Stars….. it’s gonna be a great week!!!!!!!