April School Holiday Camps

Posted: February 21, 2018 in Camps & Clinics NFL FLAG Soccer Youth Football
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Registration for our April School Holiday Camps are now open!

We are offering the following activities:

SOCCER CAMPS – $135 per player

  • BLACKTOWN – 16 and 17 April 2018
  • DACEYVILLE – 26 and 27 April 2018

SYDNEY NFL FLAG CAMPS – $199 per players

  • BLACKTOWN – 19 and 20 April 2018
  • DACEYVILLE – 23 and 24 April 2018


2017 Down Under Bowl

Posted: April 29, 2017 in American Football Camps & Clinics DownUnder Bowl
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The 2017 Down Under Bowl will be held from the 26 June – 3 July 2017 on the Gold Coast.  The tournament started in 1989 and was originally established to promote the sport of American Football, Gridiron, to the people of Australia and New Zealand.

Prior standouts of the Down Under Bowl include Jake “The Snake” Plummer – former quarterback for the Denver Broncos, Ahman Green – running back for the Green Bay Packers,  Rob Morris – 2007 Super Bowl Champ with the Indianapolis Colts, Australian Jesse Williams – drafted by the Seattle Seahawks and more recently Australian player Adam Gotsis who was the 2nd round pick for the Denver Broncos in the 2016 NFL Draft.

This year event features a Football Clinic lead by USA College Football Coaches.

REGISTER AND MORE INFORMATION: To read more about this years event and to register please go to: http://www.bringitonsports.com.au/events/down-under-bowl/



Posted: April 18, 2016 in American Football Camps & Clinics NFL FLAG School Sports Programs Youth Football
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YES!  It’s time of the year again in Australia!  The end of Term 1 of school and to be honest some parents dread it. What do you do with your kids?  How do you keep them entertained? We have brought a new sport to Australia that the kids will love!  It’s called NFL Flag.  

NFL FLAG provides opportunities for children age 7-17 to enjoy America’s favorite sport in Australia! Players benefit by being physically active through non-contact, continuous action while learning the fundamentals of football, lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship.

This is a no-contact sport, and penalties for contact will be enforced. Tackling, blocking, stiff-arming or physical contact of any kind is not allowed.

Football is one of the most exciting and popular sports for kids. But whether it’s because of limited size or ability, or the desire to keep from getting hurt, not all kids want to play tackle football and many parents are concerned about the violent nature of the game.

Flag football has proven to be a much safer sport for kids that still includes the high action appeal of football with far less of the common injuries associated with tackle football: concussions, broken bones, sprains, and dislocations.


TO REGISTER FOR AN NFL FLAG CAMP PLEASE GO TO: http://www.bringitonsports.com.au/events/nflflagcamp/

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Aussie Hawaii Gridiron Player growing the Game

Posted: March 14, 2016 in American Football Camps & Clinics Flag Gridiron NFL FLAG
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press release


Former Aussie Hawaii Gridiron Player helping to grow the game in Australia

Sydney, AUSTRALIA: Paul Manera might not be a name many people have heard of but in the Australian gridiron community he is a household name.

Manera is an alumnus of the University of Hawaii.  He was the second Australian to ever receive a schFootball In Paradise 016olarship to play American football at the college and played for the Rainbow Warriors from 1989 to 1991.  In his senior year at Hawaii Manera was selected to the Western Athletic Conference as an Academic All-Conference Player and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Finance.

Manera began his coaching career in the Spring Semester of 1992 where he assisted with the Hawaiian Offensive Line. It was during this time that he realised his calling and returned to Australia to help the game that had given him so many opportunities.

“I could have stayed in the USA and coached over there, there are friends that I coached with at Hawaii that are now Head Coaches or Coordinators in college who are enjoying great careers,  but I realised that I could really make a difference by coaching in Australia and it really motivated me to come home”.

In the 20+ years since hiIMG_9024s return to Australia, Paul Manera has coached at the Club, State, National, International and Professional level.  Arguably, his biggest contribution to the sport would have to have commenced in 2008 when he and his wife, Elissa, started their sports business.  Bring it on Sports specialises in teaching American Football in schools.  Their Flag Gridiron program has sustained steady growth and in 2015 they taught over 400 sessions at schools in the Sydney Metropolitan Area.

Now they are taking it a step further – Bring it on Sports, led by Manera, are running NFL Flag Camps during the April and September 2016 School Holidays.  “Helping the game to grow down under has been really satisfying; the kids love playing Flag Gridiron and NFL Flag.  It’s also a great way for them to try the sport without having to put on the pads so it’s a great opportunity for boys and girls all over Australia to experience America’s favourite game.” Manera says.

NFL Flag School Holiday Camps will be held in Brisbane, Darwin, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth throughout 2016.  


For more Information:

Elissa Manera
Bring it on Sports


Posted: March 2, 2016 in American Football Camps & Clinics NFL FLAG Recruiting Talent Identification Combine USA Scholarships Youth Football
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2016 FOOTBALL IN AUSTRALIAIt is going to be a huge year for American Football (Gridiron) in Australia! Just check out this extensive list of things happening…


  1. Bring it on Sports launched our first ever NFL Flag School Holiday Camp in Sydney, it was a great success and are looking forward to taking NFL Flag throughout Australia!


  1. Aussie Max Hendrie sign a Full Scholarship to play Football at the University Of Hawaii.
  2. We have just hosted the 1st ever Australian Outback National Women’s Training Camp who are getting ready to compete at the 2017 IFAF Women’s World Cup..
  3. The Australian Outback Under 19’s National Team had their selection camp.


  1. Aussies Adam Gotsis (Georgia Tech ) and Blake Muir (Baylor) are eligible for the NFL Draft.
  2. The Australian Gridiron League Stage Competitions kicks off for both Mens and Womens Football.
  3. Bring it on Sport will be holding their 3rd Talent Identification Combine in search of Aussie Talent
  4. Bring it on Sports will running NFL Flag School Holiday Camps in Darwin, Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra


  1. The University of Hawaii will be coming to Sydney to scout for talent Aussie players for scholarships. We will have some more players that we can send their way.


  1. The Australian Outback Junior Team travel to China in July for their first ever appearance at the IFAF Under 19’s World Cup.
  2. The Australian Outback Mens Team are travelling to Tahiti in July to play against Tahiti and American Samoa which will be their 1st ever meeting..


  1. College Football comes to Sydney!  The Hawaii Warriors and the California Golden Bears play at ANZ Stadium on the 27th.


  1. Bring it on Sports will running NFL Flag School Holiday Camps in Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth
  2. The first Australian NFL Flag Youth Competition will kick off in Sydney on Friday 14 October 2016.


  1. The National Gridiron League will be kicking off later this year.. It will be the 1st ever professional Gridiron League in Australia.


For more information on any of the above please feel free to contact us.

NFL Flag School Holiday Camps

Posted: November 10, 2015 in American Football Camps & Clinics NFL FLAG
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Flag-LogoGÇôVert-webIt’s is coming up to that time of the year again!  SCHOOL HOLIDAYS!  What better way to entertain the kids than with some Flag Football!

Bring it on Sports are running an NFL Flag School Holiday Camp in the April & September 2016 for kids aged  6-17 years.

April Camps: Darwin, Brisbane, Sydney & Canberra
September Camps: Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide & Perth

Each participant will receive their very own NFL Flag Jersey!

For more information or to register go to: http://www.bringitonsports.com.au/events/nflflagcamp/