The Sutherland Seahawks is in its 26th year; a brief history can be found below
Detailed on this page is information on each tier of football that the club offers including, Under 14's (will not be run in 2013), Under 19's, Women's football and Open aged football.
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.
JUNIOR GRIDIRON is new for 2012 and targeted at 11-14 year old boys. The competition season is played on Friday nights during 4th Term with the preseason practices on Wednesdays and Fridays beginning in September. ***This will not be run in 2013***
WOMENS GRIDIRON is new for 2012/13. The Seahawks will field a team in the new Ladies Gridiron League. Practices are Wednesdays from 7-9pm at the club practice fields. For details contact Jade Green 0401-345552
The COLTS 2013 season is for players aged 15-19 and is played on Friday nights. The team begins preseason Wednesday December 12th 2012 with a sign up day, team meeting and equipment fit out at the team gym. The season begins March 2013, continuing through to June 2013
The DIVISION ONE season is for players aged 18 years and older, rookie players are welcome to join the team.
Rookie try outs for 2013 are Saturday April 6th and April 13th from 3.30pm at the team practice field. Players must arrange by phone or email prior to attending.
Practices are Wednesday 7pm to 9pm and Saturday 3.30pm to 5.30pm in the preseason then change in the regular season to Monday Night film session 7.15pm to 8.30pm at the team gym and on field practice Wednesday 7pm to 9pm. Preseason training for all players will begin June 15th.
There will be a sign up day and team meeting prior to the beginning of team practice.
Players fees are as follows.
Division One $350
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 discounted coaching and training at Shire Speed and Strength.
Equipment hire is included for Rookie Colts and Division One players, and all players are provided with their training jersey and playing uniform but are encouraged to purchase their own equipment.
Contact Club President Peter Upham for details
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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
Head Coaches by Year
Terry Johnston 1987 -1996
Michael Orchard 1997- 1999
Phil Hunt 2000-2002
Ross Burden 2003
Peter Upham 2004-Present
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- Present