The Down Under Bowl was inaugurated in 1989 and was established to promote gridiron to the people of New Zealand and Australia. Prior standouts of the Down Under Bowl include Jake "The Snake" Plummer—former quarterback for the Denver Broncos, Ahman Green—running back for the Green Bay Packets, and Rob Morris—2007 Super Bowl Champ with the Indianpolis Colts. Many top universities have Down Under Bowl alumni. Over 11.500 football players have traveled to play in the Down Under Bowl representing the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
The Down Under Bowl is in its 25th year of competition with teams from the United States, Australia and New Zealand invited to participate. Teams are divided into brackets of four, with each team playing in two games. Games are played according to High School Federation Rules. Game time consists of four 12-minute quarters, with a minute between quarters. Half time is 15 minutes. Officials are from the United States and Australia.
The first game is a seeding game and will determine which team plays for the championship. Medals and awards will be presented after the second game and at the Down Under Sports Awards Dinner. The games are filmed and will be available for purchase.
Athletes need to bring their own pads and helmet. Practices are scheduled in Australia prior to each Down Under Bowl game.
|AUSTRALIA Tournament Package:|
|July 6||-||July 14*|
|July 7||-||July 15*|
|Hawaiian Retreat Option:|
|July 14||-||July 17*|
|July 15||-||July 18*|
|*subject to change|