About Us

REGISTERING INTEREST FOR THE 2021 COMPETITION SEASON CAN BE DONE ON THIS LINK

 

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.

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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 coachupham@shirespeedandstrength.com.au

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