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Welcome to ACT Gridiron – where the passion for American Football meets the scenic landscapes of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Our league is more than just a sports organisation; it's a community bound by the love for gridiron in the heart of Australia.

About ACT Gridiron

Established in 1991, ACT Gridiron has been a driving force behind the growth and popularity of American Football in the region. Nestled in the stunning surroundings of the ACT, our league provides a unique blend of athleticism, strategy, and camaraderie that defines the essence of American Football.

A Brief History

The roots of American Football in the ACT trace back to 1989, when a group of enthusiasts came together with a shared vision of bringing the excitement of gridiron to the Australian landscape. What began as a small, passionate community has evolved into a thriving league that showcases the best of American Football talent in the region.

Over the years, ACT Gridiron has played a pivotal role in fostering the growth of the sport, introducing both newcomers and seasoned players to the thrill of touchdowns, bone-crushing tackles, and strategic plays. The league has become a platform for athletes to hone their skills, form lasting friendships, and contribute to the ever-expanding legacy of American Football in Australia.

Our Mission

We offer the community of ACT and surrounding areas a professional amateur sports league, with pathways to growth, development and opportunities both personally and athletically.


Our Vision

A sports league where talent meets opportunity, where dedication is met with support and the thrill of our game extends beyond the field.

Our Values

  • Taking absolute responsibility for our actions and outcomes.

  • Upholding unwavering integrity by consistently making ethical choices and executing tasks with precision. 

  • Empowering individuals and fostering a culture of trust.

  • Consistently cultivating a culture characterized by excellence, sportsmanship, and inclusivity.

  • Embracing transparency and openness, valuing both innovative ideas and candid discussions, even when the news may be challenging.

Join the Gridiron Family

ACT Gridiron is more than just a league; it's a family united by a shared passion. As we continue to grow and evolve, we invite you to be a part of our journey. Whether you're on the field, cheering from the sidelines, or supporting us online, together, we make ACT Gridiron a thriving hub for American Football in Australia.

Come experience the thrill, the camaraderie, and the excitement of ACT Gridiron – where the heart of American Football beats in the heart of the Australian Capital Territory.


“Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect”

— Vince Lombardi

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