Down Under Bowl – 2013
American Football (Gridiron)
Tournament dates: 8-14th July 2013*
The Down Under Bowl was inaugurated in 1989 and was established to promote gridiron to the people of New Zealand and Australia. 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, and Rob Morris – 2007 Super Bowl Champ with the Indianapolis Colts. Many top USA universities have Down Under Bowl alumni.
The Down Under Bowl is in its 24th year of competition with teams from the United States, Australia, and New Zealand invited to participate. Teams are divided into brackets of four, with each team playing in two games. Games are played according to High School Federation Rules. Game time consists of four 12-minute quarters, with a minute between quarters. Half time is 15 minutes. Officials are from the United States and Australia.
The outcome of the first game determines whether a team’s second game is a consolation or championship game. Medals and awards will be presented after the second game and at the Down Under Sports Awards Dinner. The games are filmed and will be available for purchase.
Athletes need to bring their own pads and helmet. Practices are scheduled in Australia prior to each Down Under Bowl game.
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2013 TOURNAMENT PACKAGE
- Begins and ends at the Circle on Cavill
- 6 nights accommodation and buffet breakfast at RSL Club
- Tournament and practice fees
- Uniform (for athletes) or Coach’s Shirt (for 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 Cafe Dinner
- 3 meal vouchers to use at local restaurants
* Dates subject to change
“The first time I actually thought that college football could be a possibility was when I played in the 2010 Down Under Bowl which is a tournament run by Bring it on sports and allows for junior Australian gridiron players to go up against/play with American High school players. This opportunity helped me to realise that if I can be as physical and tough as these guys I can stand a shot at getting over to the USA and into a college. Not long after the tournament me and Paul spent a few weeks together were a lot of it was him explaining to me how much of a opportunity I have, but he, as well as trainer Peter Upham from Shire Speed and Strength in Sydney, both told me what I have to do to physically to stand a chance.
I definitely owe a thank Bring it on sports for the opportunity they gave me, and a BIG thank you to Coach Manera who has played a giant role and spent a lot of time helping me achieve my dream.”
Sincerely, Adam Gotsis