2019 Down Under Bowl

Posted: December 18, 2018 in American Football DownUnder Bowl
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Are you interested in attending the 2019 Down Under Bowl?

Register your interest here and once we have more information we will forward it directly to you!

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Down Under Bowl and Down Under Hoops

Posted: February 19, 2018 in American Football Basketball Down Under Hoops DownUnder Bowl
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Registration for the 2018 Down Under Bowl Football Tournament and Down Under Hoops Basketball Tournament are now open!

For further information go to:

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: March 18, 2016 in American Football DownUnder Bowl
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The Down Under Bowl was inaugurated in 1989 and gives Australian and New Zealand football players the opportunity to train with and compete against USA High School Football Teams.

We are currently looking for a coach to supervise Australian and New Zealand gridiron players that are participating in this year’s Down Under Bowl on the Gold Coast.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assistant Gridiron coach with one of the USA Down Under Bowl Teams.
  • Supervise the Australian and New Zealand players and be a point of contact for them at the event on the Gold Coast.
  • Ensure that the players are following the rules and acting with great character and are ambassadors for the sport.
  • Liaise with parents and/or emergency contacts if required
  • Liaise with the Down Under Bowl Organisers

Qualifications and Criteria

  • Level 1 Gridiron Coaching Accreditation
  • Level 1 General Principals of Coaching
  • Successful working with Children Check for the Queensland (This can be completed after a successful Interview)
  • Applicants must be a resident of Australia

Dates Required

  • The successful applicant will be required to arrive in the Gold Coast on Monday the 27 June 2016 and depart the Gold Coast on Monday the 4 July 2016.


  • 7 Nights Accommodation with breakfast daily
  • Return Flight from the Gold Coast
  • Any Official Leisure tours that are included on the Down Under Bowl Itinerary
  • All transfers
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and buffet dinner
  • Team Photo (athletes and coaches only)
  • Orientation meeting and pasta buffet
  • Hard Rock Cafe Dinner
  • 2 Meal Vouchers
  • Farewell Dinner

* Dates, itinerary and inclusions are subject to change and are dependent on ISSI and the Down Under Bowl organisers.

How to Apply

Please send your Gridiron Coaching Resume including two relevant references from the Australian Gridiron Community. All applications need to be sent to info@bringitonsports.com.au

Please note: this is not a paid position however the above inclusion will be provided.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE – Friday 1 April 2016

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Richard Bartel announced as Future Stars Head Coach

Posted: March 7, 2015 in American Football Australian Future Stars DownUnder Bowl Recruiting
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Bring it on Sports are very please to announce Richard Bartel, Former NFL Quarterback and Head Football Coach in Texas as the 2015 Australian Future Stars Head Coach.

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After a highly-acclaimed college career at Southern Methodist University and Tarleton State, Bartel spent six years as a quarterback in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns and most recently the Arizona Cardinals.

Prior to that he spent four years in Major League Baseball in the Cincinnati Reds organization.

As a private quarterback instructor in his off-seasons, Richard has had a hand in developing over 1,500 young quarterbacks nationally, including notable Division 1, NFL and Blue Chip High School Quarterbacks.

In addition to his role as an elite quarterback instructor, he currently serves as the Head Football Coach at Southwest Christian in Ft. Worth,Texas.

He’s always aspired to develop talent internationally and looks forward to sharing his professional experience to young athletes in Australia who are as passionate about the game of football as he is.

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2014 Australian Future Stars Camp

Posted: January 20, 2014 in Australian Future Stars DownUnder Bowl
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The 2014 Training Camp and Coaching Seminar and Down Under Bowl Tournament is being offered to Junior Football Players ages from 15 to 19 years of age and Coaches.  This event is a National Junior Development Program being organised  as part of the Australian Future Stars program.  During this week the Future Stars receive coaching from College football coaches from Canada and the USA, they will also compete against 2 visiting USA High school All Star Teams. The camp will be used to prepare the Future Stars for this campaign.

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#2 Ranked Eastern Illinois Making Noise

Posted: November 12, 2013 in DownUnder Bowl Recruiting USA Scholarships
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Our 2013 Future Stars Camp featured 3 coaches from Eastern Illinois. Since the camp, Eastern Illinois has been making headlines in college football, and currently hold a record of 7-1 and the #2 ranking in Division I FCS. The Panthers only loss of the season came in overtime on the road at Northern Illinois, an FBS school who is currently undefeated and ranked #18 in the BCS standings. The Panthers started their 2013 season by beating up on San Diego State on the road.

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As you can see from the statistic rankings above, The Panthers offense is ranked #1 in the nation in Total Offense, and Jimmy Garoppolo (QB) is ranked #1 in Total Offense and Passing Yards.

The best news for Gridiron players in Australia is that members of the Eastern Illinois coaching staff will be coming back to the Future Stars Camp in 2014. If you would like to register and be part of this amazing week of football, visit our Future Stars 2014 page.

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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


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


$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