Business Award Winners

Posted: May 25, 2018 in Awards and Recognition School Sports Programs USA Scholarships
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The Local Business Awards acknowledge outstanding local businesses and their people who go above and beyond.

Bring it on Sports have been delivering sports, dance, fitness and self defence activities to primary and secondary schools  for 11 years.

We also offer USA Scholarship services, school holiday & vacation care programs, children’s parties, sports travel, corporate activities, coaching seminars and skills clinics.

We are very proud to be the recipients of the 2018 St George Local Business Award for Outstanding Fitness Services! We would like to thank our dedicated team of coaches and instructors for all their hard work and acknowledge our valued clients for their continued support.

For more information about our services please contact us at: 0406 538 634,,



Posted: April 28, 2016 in American Football Hawaii USA Scholarships
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IMG_0602Current UH Offensive Line Coach, Chris Naeole, will be visiting Australia looking to recruit new talent for the UH Warriors Football Team.

This will be Coach Naeole’s 2nd trip to Australia.  On his visit down under last year, he discovered Max Hendrie, a rugby union player with Scots College.  This year he is hoping to continue his recruiting success by finding some more “diamonds in the rough”.


Naeole was drafted tenth overall in the 1997 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. He was highest selected guard since Eric Moore in 1988, and the first Colorado offensive lineman selected in the first round since Stan Brock in 1980. He served as Hawaii’s interim head coach for its final four games of the 2015 season and has coached the offensive line for the past three seasons.

Excitement is building in Australia as the NFL Draft starts tomorrow and this year there quite a few Australian’s in the mix, most notably, Adam Gotsis IMG_1451from Georgia Tech who was a 3 year starter as a Defensive Lineman and who has been noticed by NFL scouts.  This, coupled with the success of Jarryd Hayne, and the fact that the University of Hawaii will be in Australia to play their season opener against University of Cal in Sydney on Saturday 27 August 2016 brings American Football to a new place in Australia and we feel there will be more and more Australian’s keen on trying to make it to the NFL.

Bring it on Sports Director, Paul Manera, says that most people that play in the NFL have all played college football and it is seen as the first stepping stone to making it to the NFL.

Coach Naeole will be visiting Sydney from 5-7 May 2016.

For more information please contact Bring it on Sports via email at or call Paul Manera on 0406 538 634.



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.

Another Bring it on Sports Recruiting Success Story

Posted: March 11, 2014 in Recruiting USA Scholarships
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Elijah & DylanCollege Football Coaches in the USA are starting to identify Australia as a hot spot for talent…

Two Australians have been offered a Scholarship to play College Football at Bowling Green University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Bowling Green is a Division 1 College Football program and their Scholarship covers Accommodation, Meals and Education on top of the excellent coaching and competition.

Congratulations to Dylan Harrison and Elijah Sinapati, both from Queensland, Australia who were discovered last year at the Gridiron Australia Future Stars Camp on the Gold Coast.  Elijah (6′ 5″ tall and 141 kg, 310 pounds) and Dylan (6′ 7″ tall and 153kg, 336 pounds) were approached by National Team Coach, Paul Manera, to see if they would be interested in pursuing a College Football Scholarship.

Paul Manera, Director of Bring it on Sports and a former College Football player at the University of Hawaii and Itawamba Community College in Mississippi, is helping Australian’s obtain college scholarships to the USA.

Paul stated that “Having played both Junior College Football and Major College Football it has helped me with my knowledge on how to get a scholarship because I had to do it the hard way so hopefully I can now make it easier for those that follow.  We just want to make sure that we put the players on the right track and the earlier we discover them the easier the process becomes…. we need to make sure that the players are not losing eligibility and that they are also on track academically and athletically”

Paul and the team at Bring it on Sports assist athletes by providing them with the right advice and reaching out to his network of College Football Coaches in the USA.

If you are interested in pursuing a college scholarship in any sport please go to Bring it on Sports Recruiting at

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Aussies Abroad: Georgia Cowderoy

Posted: November 21, 2013 in Recruiting USA Scholarships
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Over the next few months as part of Bring It On Sports recruiting services, we will be highlighting Aussie players who are currently playing college football in the United States. Our goal is to double this number each year by sending the best young gridiron players this country has to offer to play college football on a scholarship! Enjoy this blog series….maybe someday soon we will be doing a feature on you!

Georgia Cowderoy:


Georgia Cowderoy is a Freshman playing Field Hockey in the USA for the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Lowell, Massachusetts.  She is in her first season with the River Hawks Field Hockey team where she plays forward. at 5 ft 10 in, this Gold Coast, Queensland native is yet another Aussie finding success competing in college athletics in the USA.

ACT or SAT: Which To Choose???

Posted: November 19, 2013 in Recruiting USA Scholarships
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Colleges will accept either the SAT or ACT. So which should you take?

To help you zero in on the right exam, here are seven key differences:

ACT questions tend to be more straightforward.

ACT questions are often easier to understand on a first read. On the SAT, you may need to spend time figuring out what you’re being asked before you can start solving the problem. For example, here are sample questions from the SAT essay and the ACT writing test (their name for the essay):

SAT: What is your view of the claim that something unsuccessful can still have some value?
ACT: In your view, should high schools become more tolerant of cheating?

The SAT has a stronger emphasis on vocabulary.

If you’re an ardent wordsmith, you’ll love the SAT. If words aren’t your thing, you may do better on the ACT.

The ACT has a Science section, while the SAT does not.

You don’t need to know anything about amoebas or chemical reactions for the ACT Science section. It is meant to test your reading and reasoning skills based upon a given set of facts. But if you’re a true science-phobe, the SAT might be a better fit.

The ACT tests more advanced math concepts.

In addition to basic arithmetic, algebra I and II, and geometry, the ACT tests your knowledge of trigonometry, too. That said, the ACT Math section is not necessarily harder, since many students find the questions to be more straightforward than those on the SAT.

The ACT Writing Test is optional on test day, but required by many schools.

The 25-minute SAT essay is required and is factored into your writing score. The 30-minute ACT writing test is optional. If you choose to take it, it is not included in your composite score — schools will see it listed separately. Many colleges require the writing section of the ACT, so be sure to check with the schools where you are applying before opting out.

The SAT is broken up into more sections.

On the ACT, you tackle each content area (English, Math, Reading and Science) in one big chunk, with the optional writing test at the end. On the SAT, the content areas (Critical Reading, Math and Writing) are broken up into 10 sections, with the required essay at the beginning. You do a little math, a little writing, a little critical reading, a little more math, etc. When choosing between the SAT and ACT, ask yourself if moving back and forth between content areas confuse you or keep you energized?

The ACT is more of a “big picture” exam.

College admissions officers care about how you did on each section of the SAT. On the ACT, they’re most concerned with your composite score. So if you’re weak in one content area but strong in others, you could still end up with a very good ACT score and thus make a strong impression with the admissions committee.


RECRUITING CONSULTATIONS: Ever wanted to get a scholarship but you don’t know how? There are lot’s of things to consider… Academics, Eligibility, Athletic Ability, Which pathway to take?  Bring It On Sports can help you make an informed decision. We can also help you save time by pointing you in the right direction so you can start your journey towards your goal of playing college sports. Book a consultation today.





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Aussies Abroad: Rachael Doyle

Posted: November 14, 2013 in Recruiting USA Scholarships
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Over the next few months as part of Bring It On Sports recruiting services, we will be highlighting Aussie players who are currently playing college athletics in the United States. Our goal is to double this number each year by sending the best young gridiron players this country has to offer to play college athletics on a scholarship! Enjoy this blog series….maybe someday soon we will be doing a feature on you!

Rachael Doyle:

Rachael Doyle is a soccer player currently in her Senior season with Washington State University where she is a starter. Rachael is originally from North Epping, NSW where she attended Cheltenham Girls High School and was the captain of the Australian National Championship winning New South Wales metro team in 2006. She was a member of the Australian School team that competed and won a series (2-1) against New Zealand. She spent two years with the Central Coast Mariners, including 2009 when the team finished as the league runner-up.  She has had a successful collegiate career at WSU and has been in the starting rotation since her sophomore season in 2011.


  • Captain of the New South Wales Metro Team in 2006
  • Member of the Central Coast Mariners in 2008 & 2009
  • Defensive MVP in 2010 as a freshman for WSU
  • 2011 All Pac-12 Second Team & Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team
  • 2012 NSCAA All-Pacific Region Third Team
  • 2012 Capital One CoSIDA District 8 NCAA Division I All-Academic Second Team
  • 2012 Pac-12 All-Academic First Team

#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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Aussies Abroad: Jackson Aldridge

Posted: October 30, 2013 in Recruiting USA Scholarships
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Over the next few months as part of Bring It On Sports recruiting services, we will be highlighting Aussie players who are currently playing college football in the United States. Our goal is to double this number each year by sending the best young gridiron players this country has to offer to play college football on a scholarship! Enjoy this blog series….maybe someday soon we will be doing a feature on you!

Jackson Aldridge:

Jackson Aldridge is a Junior Point Guard playing Basketball in the USA for Butler University Bulldogs (Indianapolis, Indiana). Jackson attended high school at St. Ignatius’ College (Adelaide, South Australia) where he broke the school record with a career-high 55 points in a single game against St. Joseph’s College. He represented NSW at the 2007 U16 Championships, the 2008 and 2009 Australian U18 Championships.  In 2010, Jackson represented Australia in the team that won the gold medal at the Schweitzer Tournament held in Manheim, Germany following that event he was selected to the All-Tournament team. Also in 2010, he was awarded a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport and was then chosen as a member of the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championships in Latvia.


  • Member of the 2008 & 2009 NSW Team at the U18 Championships
  • Selected to the NSW Team at the 2007 U16 Championships.
  • Selected to the All-Tournament Team at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament
  • Chosen as the Outstanding Point Guard at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament
  • Awarded a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport in 2010
  • Member of the 2011 Australian team that competed at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championships


  • 2006 – 2007 Aquinas College Female Athlete Of The Year
  • Member ofthe Australian U19 Women’s Basketball Team
  • 3 Time Member of the Queensland State Women’s Team

2013 NSW Talent Identification Combine: The Results

Posted: October 28, 2013 in Recruiting USA Scholarships
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This past weekend, Bring It On Sports hosted our first Talent Identification Combine, which put athletes through a variety of physical tests to determine their level of ability. With that in mind, we wanted to share some of our top performances from the weekend.


40 Yard Dash:


1. Jordan Rowland – 4.59 (This speed is fast enough to be considered as a college wide receiver)

T2. Hayden Fleming – 4.72

T2. Jack Marton – 4.72

T2. Rick Martin – 4.72

T2. Lance Wright – 4.72

T2. Klentsky Haembo – 4.72

20 Yard Dash:

1. Jordan Kaufline – 2.53

2. Klentsky Haembo – 2.59

3. Rick Martin – 2.62

4. Jordan Rowland – 2.62

5. Lance Wright – 2.65

10 Yard Dash:

1. Rick Martin – 1.48

2. Klentsky Haembo – 1.49

3. Jordan Rowland – 1.49

Broad Jump:


1. Rick Martin – 9 ft 11 3/4 in (307 cm)

2. Cameron Ambrose – 9 ft 6 1/4 in (293 cm)

3. Jordan Rowland – 9 ft 5 1/2 in (291 cm)

4. Lance Wright – 8 ft 10 in (272 cm)

Vertical Jump:


1. Rick Martin – 38.22 in (98 cm) –  In the 2013 NFL Combine the 4th best Vertical Jump was 38.5in jumped by a wide receiver!

2. Lance Wright – 31.98 in (82 cm)

3. Cameron Ambrose – 30.42 in (78 cm)

4. Jordan Kaufline – 28.86 in (74 cm)

5. Jack Martin – 28.86 in (74 cm

Pro Agility (Shuttle):


1. Jordan Rowland –  4.19 – This speed sits in the top 20% of the 2013 NFL Combine results!

2. Jackson Roberts-Young –  4.31

3. Klentsky Haembo –  4.41

4. Rick Martin –  4.43

5. Tyson Brookes –  4.47

L Drill:


1. Klentsky Haembo – 6.83

2. Jordan Rowland – 6.90

3. Jack Marton – 7.00

4. Cameron Ambrose – 7.11

5. Rick Martin – 7.22

Bench Press:


1. Lance Wright – 23 reps at 225 lbs (102.5 kg)

2. Rick Martin – 14 reps at 225 lbs (102.5 kg)

3. Kipp Crosby-Clague – 8 reps at 225 lbs (102.5 kg)

Squat Test:


T1. Jordan Kaufline  – 9

T1. Jackson Roberts-Young  – 9

T1. Ken Turner – 9

T1. Cameron White –  9

T1. Cameron Ambrose – 9

Sit & Reach:


1. Phoenix Panoho –  24.18in (62cm)

2. Connor Patch – 22.23in (57cm)

3. Lance Wright – 21.45in 55cm

4. Cameron Ambrose – 21.45in (55cm)

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Congratulations once again to everyone who participated in the combine and good luck on the rest of your season and your search for a college scholarship!


Combine Coaches

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