Monarchs @ a glance…
The ACT Representative team for Gridiron in Australia is the ACT Monarchs who have played against representative teams from New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia since 1996.
|1996||Canberra||Gridiron National Championships|
|1998||Sydney||Australia National Challenge|
|1999||Sydney||Australian Eastern Regional Championship|
|2001||Canberra||Gridiron National Championships|
|2003||Adelaide||Gridiron National Championships|
|2010||Melbourne||Gridiron National Championships|
The Monarchs posted their first-ever victories at the 2001 Championships, defeating Victoria in the second round and South Australia in the third place playoff. The 2010 Monarchs defeated Queensland 12-9 in a pool game, before losing to Western Australia in the third-place playoff game.
The first season of Junior Gridiron in the ACT was played in 1991. At one stage there were as many as nine Junior teams playing in the local competition which was divided into two divisions – High School (ages 14–16) and College (ages 16–18). The current Junior competition is contested in one division by players 18 years old or younger.
In 1999 the junior Monarchs became the first ACT team (senior or junior) to taste victory at representative level by winning both games of a two-match series against NSW. In 2006 the Junior Monarchs finished second at the National Championships on the Gold Coast, losing only to the Queensland Sundevils, which won the tournament, in overtime. At the 2007 National Championships, the Junior Monarchs finished third overall.
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