American Football (Gridiron)

The Down Under Bowl is held on the Gold Coast and is suitable for players aged 15 to 19 yrs of age at the time of competition.

COMPETITION DATES AND PACKAGES

Tournament Package: 27 June – 2 July 2017 ($295 pp)
Deluxe Package: 26 June – 3 July 2017 ($1300 pp)

gridironThe 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,  Rob Morris – 2007 Super Bowl Champ with the Indianapolis Colts and Australian Adam Gotsis who was the 2nd round pick for the Denver Broncos in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Teams from the United States, Australia and New Zealand are invited to participate. 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.  Medals and awards will be presented after the Championship Game and at the Down Under Sports Awards Dinner.

The following packages are available to Australian and New Zealand players and coaches only.

TOURNAMENT PACKAGE

COST: $295 per person
DATES: 27 June – 2 July 2017

INCLUDES:

  • Uniform – 2 Game Day  Jerseys ( Home and away) + 1 Game pants (to be picked up at first practice)
  • 1 participation medal
  • 3  Practices with the USA High School All Star Team
    • Practice 1: Tuesday 27 June 2017 from 2pm-5pm
    • Practice 2: Wednesday 28 June 2017 from 2pm-5pm
    • Practice 3: Saturday 1 July 2017 from 8am-11am
  • Football Clinic with the USA College Football Coaches – Paul Peterson (Head Coach Snow Community College Utah) & Michael Rigell (Secondary Coach/Special Teams Coordinatoor Southern Virginia University)
    • Friday 30 June 2017 from 9am-11am
  • 2 Games of Football playing with Visiting USA High School All Star Team
    • Game 1: Thursday 29 June 2017 – Game Time and Gold Coast Field – TBA
    • Game 2: Sunday 2 July 2017 – Game Time and Gold Coast Field – TBA
  • Tournament Farewell Ceremony Banquet
    • Sunday 2 July 2017

* Dates, itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
* Price does not include airfares, transfers or accommodation
* Please note: These packages are for Australian and New Zealand Players and Coaches ONLY
All Athletes need to bring their own pads (shoulder,  knee, elbow, hip, thigh, tailbone or girdle) and helmet

DELUXE PACKAGE

COST: $1330 per person
DATES: 26 June – 3 Jul 2017

INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 2 meals per day
  • Ground  Transfers
    • 3pm Monday 26 June 2017: Pick up at Gold Coast Airport for the Accommodation
    • 2pm Monday 3 July 2017: Pick up at Gold Coast Accommodation for Gold Coast Airport.
  • Uniform – 2 Game Day  Jerseys ( Home and away) + 1 Game pants
  • 1 participation medal
  • 3  Practices with the USA High School All Star Team
    • Practice 1: Tuesday 27 June 2017 from 2pm-5pm
    • Practice 2: Wednesday 28 June 2017 from 2pm-5pm
    • Practice 3: Saturday 1 July 2017 from 8am-11am
  • Football Clinic with the USA College Football Coaches – Paul Peterson (Head Coach Snow Community College Utah) & Michael Rigell (Secondary Coach/Special Teams Coordinatoor Southern Virginia University)
    • Friday 30 June 2017 from 9am-11am Football Clinic
  • 2 Games of Football playing with Visiting USA High School All Star Team
    • Game 1: Thursday 29 June 2017 – Game Time and Gold Coast Field – TBA
    • Game 2: Sunday 2 July 2017 – Game Time and Gold Coast Field – TBA
  • Tournament Farewell Ceremony Banquet
    • Sunday 2nd of July 2017

DOWNLOAD THE DELUXE PACKAGE ITINERARY HERE 

IMPORTANT: Please do not book return flights home before 5.00pm on Monday 3 July 2017 in case of  schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances.

* Dates, itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
* Price does not include airfares
* Please note: These packages are for Australian and New Zealand Players and Coaches ONLY
All Athletes need to bring their own pads (shoulder,  knee, elbow, hip, thigh, tailbone or girdle) and helmet

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT TIMELINES: To register for the Down Under Bowl  please fill in the following form.  Registration and payment must be received by Friday 19 May 2017

UNIFORM SIZES – DOWNLOAD SIZING CHART HERE

TO REGISTER FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING FORM 

Down Under Bowl Registration

 

PACKAGES

 

GRIDIRON SPECIFIC INFORMATION

 

MERCHANDISE SIZES

  • Please download the sizing chart provided above this form and size your uniform appropriately. Please note that the pants run small. If you order the wrong size unfortunately YOU are responsible for buying a new uniform plus paying the shipping and handling costs.
 

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TESTIMONIAL

The first time I actually thought that college football could be a possibility was when I played in the 2010sportsAFoote_SU__176-982x653 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