The Western Crusaders men’s gridiron team is an American Football club based in Footscray, west of Melbourne. The Crusaders have been a strong and solid organization within the Gridiron Victoria competition since first joining the league in 1998.

The men’s season kicks off in May, and runs through to October, culminating in the VicBowl – Gridiron Victoria’s version of the Superbowl.The Cru’s maiden championship win came in 1999, in just their second year, while they made it back to back titles the following season. They followed this up with a consecutive Vic Bowl win in 2000. The Cru went through the 2007 season undefeated to claim a third Vic Bowl title.

In 2016, the Crusaders finished with a 9-3 record, appearing in the VicBowl against Monash and losing the game, 12-16. The Crusaders will be out to notch up a few more wins in season 2017.

If you’re keen to join the Cru, come on down to a training session. You can find training information here.