An objective of the National Gridiron League is building awareness of the sport of American football in Australia and the NGL brand. The fulfillment of this goal entails a variety of community engagement projects and football development programs.
The league has begun by engaging with Gridiron Tasmania which is one of the local amateur leagues in Australia, to enhance player and coaching skills and create more interest in the sport. The NGL will host its first football clinic and camp for players and coaches in Hobart, Tasmania on the 3rd and 4th of September. The Tasmanian event will be followed by active work with primary and secondary schools in Queensland and New South Wales to provide more football programs.
This week, Coach John Klacik has landed in Australia, where he will now assist Coach Kevin Magouirk in driving these initiatives. The league is excited to have inquiries coming from several organizations willing to participate, and in turn, this will provide plenty of opportunities to continue building American Football and NGL awareness.
As the league launches more projects and programs, It will engage locally signed players in addition to coaches and players from the United States to assist in the delivery of these programs.
Despite the recent rescheduling, NGL management and stakeholders see this as a positive opportunity to build a significant brand presence and community engagement that will lead to more fans filling stadiums and even greater player profiles.
The league is confident that many fans will enjoy the NGL experience, but more coaches and football professionals will also enjoy passing on their skills and working with people in Australia that want to know more about the game and the league in general.
In addition to current projects, the NGL is now well underway towards establishing a developmental junior league, where NGL coaching staff will have a direct impact on harnessing and developing Australian talent. The league expects to make a detailed announcement on its developmental junior league before the end of the year.