In 2022, Colts is for players aged 16-20 and is played on Saturdays.
Practices are Wednesday 6.30pm to 8:30pm and Friday 7-9pm during the pre season. TBC training times during the season. The practice field is Waratah Athletics Track (Rawson Ave, Sutherland). Preseason starts in June and the competition will run from late August to December.
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
An equipment fit out is held at the team gym prior to first practice. New players should inquire March to May. New players have equipment rental included with their registration fees for their rookie season, the only equipment they will need to provide themselves is football boots and a mouth guard.
Preparing for the season
Every year new players come to the club to start Gridiron for the first time. Some will be able to adapt to the game quickly and bring skills that transfer easily. Some however are not prepared physically.
Gridiron, at its best, has a large ratio of preparation time to playing time. Additionally, there is no ‘B grade’. The best players will see the most game time and the coaches will not take on players who are not prepared physically. Training in the off season, watching film sessions, attending practices and mastering skills give the best return of time and energy.
Players will put themselves in the best position to succeed if they are strong, fast and agile. This is at a range of body types. The coaches will funnel new players towards positions that best suit their skills and size. Our sport needs big players, smaller players, players who can tackle, block, catch, throw kick and long snap. In a game of specialisation, the coaches will find what you can do best and that is how you can best contribute to the team.
The Seahawks Gymis 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.
Emails for non-recruitment information about the club can be sent to email@example.com