The NGL appeared on my radar when a fried liked the NGL’s Facebook page and I thought to myself “Who is trying to cash in on Gridiron now…”
According to an story that is on smh.com.au written by Beth Newman the NGL managing partner is Marcin Soluch who has had some exposure to Gridiron in Australia through coaching at the Sunshine Coast Spartans. The NGL want to set up a professional league in Australia and bring players out from America and Europe with a handful of Australians in each team.
Also in the article Soluch claims the new league will be funded by a private hedge fund that Soluch and corporate partners established a decade ago.
The NGL’s website is claiming team locations:
- Brisbane Outlaws
- Gold Coast
- Logan City Wolverines
- Sunshine Coast
- Sydney East
- Sydney West
Why there is no team for Melbourne I have no idea…
The NGL are also hosting a USA combine in ORLANDO Florida for players who might want to play in the league.
Games are scheduled for August 2016 so we will see, there is a lot of water to go under the bridge like venues etc. It will be interesting to see if this will get off the ground.