Australian Outback Sponsorship

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 About The Australian Outback Women’s National Gridiron Team

The sport of American Football (Gridiron) has been played in Australia for over 31 years.  The sport is played in approximately 70 countries worldwide and there are currently 3500 people playing in Australia.

The IFAF Women’s World Championship is the international championship for women in American football which is held every 4 years. The first event was held in 2010, in Stockholm, Sweden, with six countries competing. The United States took home the gold while not letting any team they played score. The second and latest event was held in 2013, with Vantaa, Finland, hosting the games. The United States swept the competitors again, winning the gold medal.

Gridiron Australia is very pleased to announce that the newly appointed Australian Outback Women’s Head Coach is Dr Jen Welter.  Jen Welter made NFL history when the Arizona Cardinals hired her in 2015 as an assistant intern coach for training camp and the preseason.  She played professional football for more than 14 years as a linebacker, mostly with the Dallas Diamonds of the Women’s Football Alliance, which she rejoined after her stint in the NFL.  Coach Welter was a member of Team USA at the IFAF Women’s World Championship in 2010 and 2013 winning gold in both tournaments.   The Australian Outback Women’s Program looks forward to the positive influence that Dr Welter will have with our first-ever Women’s National Team and welcome her to the position of Head Coach. We look forward to a successful 2017 IFAF World Championship campaign.

This year will be the first time that Australia will field a Women’s National Team in the sport of American Football.  The selected players will compete in the 2017 IFAF World Championship where they will travel to Langley, British Columbia in June 2017 to compete on the world stage against countries from 5 continents – Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Mexico and Finland.

Why do we need Sponsorship?

American Football in Australia is an amateur sport and is NOT funded by the Australian Sports Commission.  The coaches, players and support staff must pay their own way all expenses.  In order to compete at the 2017 World Championship each participant will need to fund their own flights, accommodation, meals and uniforms to the cost of approximately $6500.

By sponsoring the Australian Outback Women’s National Gridiron Team, you will be helping to send the best team to represent our country and you will also be assisting players to achieve a spot in Australian sporting history by participating in the inaugural Australian team to compete at the 2017 IFAF Women’s World Championships in British Columbia, Canada.

Your support and contribution is valuable and critical to their success.

Sponsorship Deadlines

Gold Plus and Gold Packages must be purchased prior to 1 April 2017 otherwise jersey will not be included due to manufacturing deadlines.  In this case the Australian Outback Jersey will be replaced by a Plaque of Appreciation.

All other packages must be purchased prior to 1 May 2017 to ensure gifts can be delivered prior to the teams departure.