The Sutherland Seahawks is entering its 35th year; a brief history can be found below
Gridiron NSW (GNSW) is the controlling body of Gridiron in this state and is affiliated with Gridiron Australia (GA). Organized gridiron has existed in this state since 1983.
The Club prides itself in its ability to develop players from Junior and Colts levels all the way through to college football and the NFL.
COLTS is for players aged 15-19 and is played on Saturdays. Division One is for Open age players, Rookies and experienced players are welcome to join the club. Preseason starts in June, the 2021 competition will be run from late August to December. Interested players should read the ‘New Players Look Here‘ page or register their interest on this link
Practices are Wednesday and Fridays 7pm to 9pm in the preseason then change in the regular season to Monday/Tuesday Night film session 7.15pm to 8.30pm at the team gym and on field practice Wednesday 7pm to 9pm.
Equipment hire is included for Rookie players, and all players are provided with their training jersey and playing uniform but are encouraged to purchase their own equipment
THE CLUB PRACTICE FIELD is at Waratah Athletics Track at Sutherland on Rawson Ave.
THE CLUB GYM is Shire Speed and Strength 84 Captain Cook Drive at Caringbah. Club members are encouraged to lift and run in the off season and preseason. They receive free coaching and discounted member fees at Shire Speed and Strength.
Read the ‘New Players Look Here’ page first.
Emails for non-recruitment information about the club can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW IT STARTED.
The Sutherland Seahawks were formed in 1987 by Terry Johnston.
The first game for the Seahawks was a scrimmage against the Bondi Raiders on May 6th 1987 at Queens Park and the club played with Caringbah High School as its home field until 2003.
In 1995 the first version of the Seahawks Colts team was formed.
The club has won the following Championships.
1992 NSWGFL AA Championship over the Liverpool Pirates
1997 NSWGFL Championship over the ACT Astros
2000 NSWGFL Championship over the Sydney University Lions
2000 NSWGFL Junior Championship over the Manly Redbacks
2001 NSWGFL Championship over the Sydney University Lions
2003 NSWGFL Colts Championship over the Penrith City Chiefs
2004 NSWGFL Colts Championship over the Penrith City Chiefs
2005 NSWGFL Colts Championship over the West Sydney Trojans
2006 NSWGFL Colts Championship over UTS Gridiron
2010 GNSW Colts Championship over the Sydney University Cubs
2013 GNSW Colts Championship over the Sydney University Cubs
2014 GNSW Colts Championship over the West Sydney Trojans
2015 GNSW Colts Championship over North West Sydney Predators
2016 GNSW Colts Championship over UTS Gridiron
2017 GNSW Colts Championship over Sydney University Cubs
2020 GNSW Colts Championship over UTS Gridiron
Head Coaches by Year
Terry Johnston 1987 -1996
Michael Orchard 1997- 1999
Phil Hunt 2000-2002
Ross Burden 2003
Peter Upham 2004-2014
Christos Lambropolous 2016-2018
Peter Upham 2019
Colts Head Coaches by Year
Michael Orchard 1995-1998
Michael Southon 1999
Kim Kilpatric 2000
Peter Upham 2001-2007
Chris Bondin 2008-2009
Sam Rababi 2010-2011
Christos Lambropolous 2012- 2015
Jason Lambropolous 2016 to 2018
Daniel Besz 2018-Present