peni helmet - smallmBring it on Sports have been nothing but a blessing.  They have provided me with a great opportunity with regards to my receiving a full scholarship to the USA and being able to fulfill  my ambitions in receiving an education.

They have supported me throughout my studies in Australia and have given me guidance and direction.  I really cannot begin to thank them enough!  If it wasn’t for Paul Manera and his network with the Colleges in the USA I would not be where I am right now – off to the Baylor Bears!

I would sincerely like to thank Paul and Elissa for taking me in and treating me like part of the family.  I have spent many long nights with them and their family and gotten to know them all very well over the time and I have a great deal of respect for them.

Bring it on Sport gives our young athletes amazing opportunities by running  coaching clinics and camps.  For athletes seeking scholarships I would have no doubt that they would be the best people to act on their behalf.

I would highly recommend any athlete to work with Bring it on Sports to assist them in making their dreams come and alive.

Peni Tagive


MMM Melbourne Radio Interview with Adam Gotsis- March 2012

Adam Gotsis“Bring it on sports has played a massive role in my journey towards college football, The director of the organisation, Paul Manera, has not only been there as a coach for me, but he has also created a position in my life as a role model. He always believed that I had the ability to play Division 1 football, and that made me believe it.

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 marketed 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 as tough as the USA High School guys then I could have a shot at getting over to the USA and into a college.  Not long after the tournament Paul and I spent a few weeks together where he explained the huge opportunity I have.

Paul, who having played at the University of Hawaii, made this process easier because he had contacts over in the USA who were willing to trust his judgment. Because of his relationship with his previous coaches I was then able to find out what they wanted to see and how I had to go about it . This put a lot of things in perspective for me because I finally had some guidance and some sort of structure to follow whether it was sending documents to the NCAA or types of skill work and strength/conditioning I needed to do.

I definitely owe a thank Bring it on Sports for the opportunity they gave me, and a BIG thank you to Coach Manera whohas played a giant role and spent a lot of time helping me achieve my dream.”

Sincerely, Adam Gotsis


“I really owe a lot to Coach Manera and Bring it on Sports for the help and guidance I have been given both on and off the field. If it wasn’t for Bring it on Sports I wouldn’t be able to strive for my dreams. Coach Manera spent countless hours of his own time to help me reach my goals and become a better student/athlete on and off the field. It is through the selfless work of Bring it on sports that we will see this sport rise in Australia.

Thank you so very much,
(Jordan Stalker)


sean & blake - smalPaul has substantial knowledge of the NCAA Football landscape.

Through Paul’s excellent communication skills, as well as the number of exceptional contacts in the college football world, he assisted us is achieving scholarships at Baylor University.

Blake & Sean Muir


Nathan D'Cuhna“Coach Manera was instrumental in getting me over to the States.

He was a great coach on the Australian team and he guided me towards Junior College football where I have developed my skills and had a great time doing so. The Division One Colleges I watched on TV from Australia, are now recruiting me as I work towards my goal of a scholarship.”

Nathan D Cunha – Offensive Lineman,  Kansas University


Adrian ThomasPaul was very helpful in achieving my scholarship to the university of Hawaii. He was an alumni of the University of Hawaii and had a connection to the coaches which helped give me the opportunity play football in the USA.  Paul’s experience as a student athlete in an American University gave me an insight into what was required.  He was able share thoughts and memories which helped me prepare for road ahead.

Adrian Thomas