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Keep Bay in the USA
Each year, more and more Australians are playing starring roles in college football teams across the US, and Western Crusaders young gun Bailey Flint could be the next to add his name to the list. Flint has been accepted into Orange Coast College in California, but needs help from the Crusaders and Foxes community to
Foxes claim back-to-back titles in Vic Bowl thriller
Football is a game of small moments; a game filled with of dozens of battles within a battle. It’s a game of inches and timing, of patience and persistence, measured in equal parts by execution and emotion. On Sunday, Western Foxes found themselves in a game where seven months of work was decided and defined
Foxes through to Vic Bowl
The Western Foxes will defend their Vic Bowl title this weekend, following a big semi-final win over the Geelong Buccaneers. In a re-match of the 2013 Vic Bowl, the undefeated Foxes will take on the Northern Raiders at the Berwick Miners home ground on Sunday morning. The sides last met in Round Four this year,
Tense win by Junior Cru locks up playoff spot
A desperate final-minute goal-line stand by the Junior Cru defence has propelled the boys to a playoff spot, with the side defeating the Berwick Miners 24-20 at home on Sunday. The game looked in the bag in the final stages, with the Cru leading 24-12 with seven minutes left in the match. But, the Miners
Foxes secure minor premiership
The Western Foxes have sewn up the minor premiership for season 2014, thanks to a solid 40-12 win over the Northern Raiders at the weekend. The victory saw the squad move to a 4-0 record, and guarantees the Foxes top spot and a home final on the first weekend of December. In what was a
Foxes and Junior Cru remain undefeated
The Foxes and the Junior Cru both notched up comprehensive and important wins over the Geelong Buccaneers at the weekend, further entrenching their places at the top end of the ladder. Heading in to Round Three, the Foxes and the Buccs were the only two undefeated teams in the women’s competition, setting the stage for
Shutout wins for Junior Cru and Foxes
The Western Foxes and Junior Crusaders have stamped their authority on the 2014 GV season, with two comprehensive shutout wins at the weekend. In a huge day for the club, the Foxes defeated the visiting Ballarat Kestrels 80-0, while the Cru took care of Croydon 28-0. After scraping out a tense 18-12 win in a
Junior boys Cru-ise to opening game win
The Junior Cru have picked up from where they left off last season, beginning their title defense with a resounding 46-6 win over the Pakenham Silverbacks. With a bye in round one, the boys had an extra week to finalize preparations and came out firing. The Cru set the tone from the first quarter, with
Foxes grind out week one win
The Western Foxes kicked off their 2014 campaign with a gritty 18-12 win over the Berwick Diamonds at the weekend, thanks to a strong display of defence. The Diamonds, playing their first ever game, took the challenge right up to the 2013 champions, scoring on their first series to jump out to an early 6-0
Foxes and Junior’s are re-CRU-iting!
The Junior Crusaders and our women’s team, the Western Foxes, are on the hunt for new recruits to join the club as we look to defend our Vic Bowl titles in 2014. Both the juniors (under 19’s) and women (16 years plus) are both defending champions, with the Foxes undefeated last year. We’re looking for
Cru make it seven straight
The Cru have locked up second spot in their conference and secured their place in the finals, but Head Coach Kris ‘Guido’ Guidotti says the squad won’t be slacking off in the remaining two games of the home and away season. Sunday’s 36-6 win against the Raiders was the seventh straight victory for the Cru.
Cru Future Stars Shine
The future of the Cru is looking brighter every year, with three of our young guns recently taking part in the ‘Down Under Bowl’ on the Gold Coast. The bowl competition was part of the Future Stars Australian Under 19 development camp, and saw an Australian team and three US teams play two games each.
Chico off to Texas
Offensive linesman Sebastian ‘Chico’ Arenas has been turning out impressive performances for the Cru all season, and now he’s set to show off his talents in Texas – right in the heart of football. Chico has been given the opportunity to play for Cisco Junior College, and will head to the States on August 7
The Women’s Vic Bowl champions are now recruiting!
Are you interested in playing women's gridiron? To get started with the Foxes, come along to one of our training sessions, or join us at our Sign-on day on Sunday 15th June. Read on for more details...
Join the Western Crusaders
Interested in playing American Football? Have no playing experience? Not a problem! C’mon down to the Western Crusaders, we have a highly experienced coaching staff, that will teach you everything you need to know to play American Football.
Crusaders junior’s and Western Foxes in the local news
The Western Crusaders Gridiron Club has never quite had a day like it. Last weekend the Footscray-based club provided for a clean sweep of Vic Bowl titles – claiming both the Junior and Women’s Vic Bowl championships in dominant fashion.
Junior Crusaders are Champions!
The Western Crusaders Junior team, also known as the "Junior Cru", finished their near perfect season with a Dominating 38 - 0, victory over the Monash Warriors at Ranger Field, in Croydon.
The Western Foxes, have gone from being the first “full kit” womens Gridiron team in Victorian history, to now being the first Champions of the Gridiron Victoria 2013 Womens League, with a comprehensive 32-8 victory over the Northern Lady Raiders. Played at Ranger Field in Croydon, the inaugural Womens competition championship was going to be
The Western Crusaders Gridiron Club are pleased to announce a new sponsor partner for the 2013-2014 seasons, Australian Freight Management Services. AFMS is a freight brokerage for all courier, taxi truck, interstate and intrastate freight requirements air, rail road and sea. So for all of you transport needs, contact Mayleene Murphy on (03) 9371 6517, or email her at