SPARTANS NEWS | ISSUE #1 - 25 May 2023
Here is the first instalment in what we hope will be a series of regular, but not overwhelming, updates from the Spartans Gridiron Club about things we are doing, and ways you can get involved or help out our Club.
Australian Sports Foundation Fundraising
We are excited to announce that we have established a fundraising portal on the Australian Sports Foundation website. We have set an ambitious goal of raising $10,000.00 to support our Club in attracting and retaining players at both the Junior and Senior level. Gridiron is a very niche sport in South Australia; we do not receive much exposure in the media and not many people know about the league. Our goal is to grow our membership base by exposing more people who enjoy watching the NFL to playing gridiron. We can do this by advertising the Club on social media and in traditional media and by bringing the Spartans into schools by supporting Flag Football programs in PE Curriculum. We can further support our new and existing members by purchasing uniforms and protective and training equipment, lower costs and making the sport more affordable for all players.
Please click HERE to find out more and to donate. Every donation over $2 is fully tax deductible, so please consider making a donation before 30 June.
2023 Juniors Season
The 2023 Gridiron SA Juniors season wrapped up last weekend – congratulations to the South City Chiefs who defeated the UniSA Eagles in the Grand Final. Our Spartans Juniors had a fantastic season, here are some of the highlights:
We fielded a team of 15 players, which is a dramatic improvement on the 7 we had last season. This meant that we were able to play actual games every week, and not have to play scratch matches with players from other clubs helping us out;
We won two games!!! Back-to-back against the UniSA Eagles and the Adelaide University Razorbacks in the later part of the season. Both were fantastic defensive performances, against the Eagles we kept them scoreless, and against the Razorbacks we came from 8-0 points down at half time to win 14-8;
We scored in all but two games; and
We said farewell and thank you to Coach Joe Kulonja, who has guided the Juniors over a number of years and has left them in a better position than when he took over. Coach Joe plans to keep involved with the Spartans in his role as President. Click HERE to see our Appreciation Post on Facebook, and here’s a photo of our Juniors squad.
2023 Seniors Season
The 2023 Gridiron SA Seniors season will be starting soon and we are currently in recruiting mode.
If you are keen to play, coach or volunteer, or know someone who is, please do not hesitate to reach out for more information. We will send another update once we have locked in a start date for our pre-season regime.
Our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 6 June 2023 at 6pm at the Mosaic Hotel (37 Turner Drive, West Lakes). If you would like to attend, or would like to nominate for a position on the Committee, please reply to this email and we will get in touch.
We are pleased to continue our relationship with Epic Storage. For clean, safe and secure storage, please contact EPIC STORAGE.
If you would like to come on board as a sponsor of the Spartans Gridiron Club, please do not hesitate to reach out and we can discuss available options.
For now, thank you for your continued support of the Port Adelaide Spartans Gridiron Club.
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Port Adelaide Spartans Gridiron Club