UNSW RAIDERS GRIDIRON – LATEST NEWS

UNSW Raiders Gridiron Club

18 hours 18 minutes ago

The UNSW Raiders would like to congratulate Jacob Tarr (@jayraytarr24 ) on becoming a part of the Raiders #family for the 2022 season!

He said "I can’t wait to come to Australia. I’ve always wanted to visit, you could say it’s on my bucket list! I’m a city kid and a I love the beach. I was born and raised in Denver Colorado. I love getting to know new people and learning about new cities and countries. What better ways to visit a new continent and embrace the culture! Australia is world famous for its natural wonders and wide open spaces, its beaches, deserts, 'the bush', and 'the Outback'."

Position: I play Free Safety!

Playing history: Jacob has played for the Hastings College Broncos, Nebraska Danger (Arena football), He played has an extensive football career around the world playing for Juiz De Fora in Brazil, the Pirates in Frankfurt Germany, Los Cabos Marlins in Mexico and now we're lucky enough to have him in the UNSW Raiders!

Fun facts about me I’m scuba certified and am determined to dive in the Great Barrier Reef! Another fact I have an 8 year old daughter and am a single father!

Lastly he says that he's "always wanted to take a picture with a kangaroo! Hahahaha" No-one tell him that there arent that many Kangaroos in the Eastern Suburbs! HAHA 🦘🦘🦘

UNSW Raiders Gridiron Club

1 day 17 hours ago

The Raiders have been working hard in the off season and cannot wait for the season to kick off.. The green machine is ready for action!!!

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UNSW Raiders Gridiron Club

2 days 3 hours ago

Are you excited like we are!?! 🤩

Contact us now for information on how you can play for the UNSW Raiders #family . We are recruiting big guys and girls for our Offensive and Defensive lines. Its going to be a huge year for us...so ask yourself, do you want to miss out? 😎 Contact us now! #inthetrenches

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UNSW Raiders Gridiron Club

3 days 18 minutes ago

Come and give Gridiron a try! If you are interested in playing American Football, contact us now for the 2022 season! 🏈 The best thing about Gridiron is there is a spot on the field no matter your size, shape or athletic ability! 💪 Also we've got a team for everyone from 10 years plus - so there really is no excuse for not playing for the UNSW Raiders for 2022. 😎

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UNSW Raiders Gridiron Club

4 days 19 hours ago

Are you excited like we are!?! 🤩

Contact us now for information on how you can play for the UNSW Raiders #family . We are recruiting for the 2022 season and are looking for players or volunteers for our Men's, Women's, Colts or RGA's. Its going to be a huge year for us...so ask yourself, do you want to miss out? 😎 Contact us now!

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UNSW Raiders Gridiron Club

6 days 3 hours ago

This week our Lakes Hotel introduction to players returning for the 2022 season: Mitchell Stevens. He says the best thing about the UNSW Raiders is "being around so many Players, Coach’s and Staff that share my passion for this amazing game we call Football."

Position: Running back/ wide receiver

How long have you been with the Raiders? I believe this will be my 6th season.

Fun fact about me: I’ve played rugby league for the USA. I also played for the Newtown Jets, North Sydney Bears and the Wynnum Manly Seagulls but Gridiron was always my first love.

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UNSW Raiders Gridiron Club

6 days 18 hours ago

In some exciting news the UNSW Raiders have secured a QB for the 2022 season! We would like to congratulate Chris Merchant (@cmerch12 ) on becoming a part of the Raiders #family for the 2022 season!

Chris comes with some incredible stats having played for the Western University (CA) and a couple of teams in Europe. He has a win/loss record of 51-4 since starting his university career (that includes university and Europe). His University stats are (including playoff games):

690 completions for 1037 attempts [66.5% average]
11,036 passing yards, 73 passing TDs
2215 rushing yards, 26 rushing TDs
And 1 receiving TD!

He says "What excites me the most about playing for the UNSW Raiders is the opportunity to continue playing the sport I love in a country I’ve always dreamed about visiting. Not only that, but I get the opportunity to help build the sport I love in Australia and possibly help younger players enjoy the game just as much as I do."

Position: Quarterback

Teams played for:
-St. Andrew’s College (2012-2014)
-University at Buffalo (2014-2016)
-Western University (2016-2019)
-Signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL in 2018
-Las Rozas Black Demons 🇪🇸 (2021)
-Fehérvár Enthroners (Present)

A fun fact about myself is that I grew up playing soccer which was my main sport until I turned 16. Up to that point I was trying to play soccer professionally instead of american football!

Smash the like button if you're as excited as we are to see Chris in a UNSW Raiders uniform for 2022! Welcome him to#UNSWRaiders

Photo by @petra.kutasi 📷

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UNSW Raiders Gridiron Club

1 week 16 hours ago

The Raiders have been busy behind the scenes getting ready for the season..... Here is a small teaser for what's to come for the Mighty Green Machine in 2022

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UNSW Raiders Gridiron Club

1 week 1 day ago

We have some big news coming tomorrow afternoon! Can you guess what it is? We'll give you a clue... he has a win/loss of 51-4.

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UNSW Raiders Gridiron Club

1 week 1 day ago

Recently selected for the Australian Outback team the next introduction for our @thelouishotel Raidy Ladies returning for the 2022 season: Rhiannon Laman (@gg_rhirhi). She says the best thing about being with the UNSW Raiders is "Everyone is 100% in. We focus and train hard and keep each other accountable and when we aren’t on the field we are always doing something together. It really is the most supportive team and we all help each other on and off the field. Oh and can’t forget how great Coach Dane’s coaching is 👌🏼"

Position? D-line

How long have you been with the Raiders? This will be my second season with the raiders, but 7th season total 😊

Fun fact about yourself? I used to be a professional clown 🤡 (Childrens entertainer) I can face paint & make animal balloons!

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