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Down Under Bowl

Down Under Bowl – American Football (Gridiron)

The 32nd Annual Down Under Bowl will be held on the Gold Coast and is suitable for players aged 17 to 19 yrs of age at the time of competition.

Please note: All participants must be turning 17 years or older during the 2020 calendar.

COMPETITION DATES AND PACKAGES

Tournament Package: 2020 dates TBA
Teammate Package: 2020 dates TBA

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, 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 and players 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 players and coaches only.

There will be 2 packages available:

2019 TOURNAMENT ONLY PACKAGE – $295

  • Practices
  • Game Day Uniform
  • 2 Games of Football playing with Visiting USA High School All Star Team
    • Game 1: Friday 5 July 2019 – Seeding Game
    • Game 2: Monday 8 July 2019 – Championship Games
  • Tournament Farewell Ceremony Banquet
    • Monday 8 July 2019

* Dates, itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
Price does not include airfares, meals, transfers or accommodation
* Participants must make their own travel arrangements to training and games.
All Athletes need to bring their own pads (shoulder,  knee, elbow, hip, thigh, tailbone or girdle) and helmet
* This event is run by Down Under Sports
* It is recommended that all participants purchase sports insurance for this event.  Appropriate travel and sports insurance can be purchase from Travel Insurance Direct

2019 TEAMMATE PACKAGE – $1399

  • 8 nights Accommodation
  • 2 Meals per day
  • Game Day Uniform
  • Practices
  • Return Transfer Gold Coast Airport and all ground transfers
  • 2 Games of Football playing with Visiting USA High School All Star Team
    • Game 1: Friday 5 July 2019 – Seeding Game
    • Game 2: Monday 8 July 2019 – Championship Games
  • Tournament Farewell Ceremony Banquet
    • Monday 8 July 2019

– SEE SAMPLE TEAMMATE PACKAGE ITINERARY HERE
– READ THE 2018 FOOTBALL PROGRAM HERE

IMPORTANT REGARDING FLIGHTS
FLIGHTS TO THE GOLD COAST AND TRANSFER – Bus will depart Gold Coast Airport on TBA at 6pm.  Please ensure your flight arrives at Gold Coast Airport before 5pm on TBA so that you do not miss this transfer.
RETURN FLIGHTS AND TRANSFER – The return flight should be booked after 2pm on TBA – the shuttle will depart the hotel at 11am.

* Dates, itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
* Price does not include airfares
All Athletes need to bring their own pads (shoulder,  knee, elbow, hip, thigh, tailbone or girdle) and helmet
* This event is run by Down Under Sports
* Teammate participants please note that this is an alcohol free event
* It is recommended that all participants purchase sports insurance for this event.  Appropriate travel and sports insurance can be purchase from Travel Insurance Direct 

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT TIMELINES: To register for the Down Under Bowl  please fill in the following form.  Registration cut off date for the 2020 Down Under Bowl is tba – Absolutely no extensions. 

REGISTRATION

Please check back for 2020 information later this year.

 

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