Gridiron West was formed from the WAGFL in 1994 and the Curtin Saints was one of it’s founding members. Junior Football was introduced in 2004 and was originally a seven man format however with the growing increase in the sport the switch was made to nine man football several years ago. Our Club has a proud and strong history having experienced both the highs of Championships and the lows of mediocre seasons. Currently our Club is experiencing enormous growth on the back of some hard off field work and excellent recruiting and we look forward to creating a future with your involvement.
1994/95: CLUB FORMS – The Curtin Saints were formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Eastside “Vikings” and the Curtin “Razorbacks”. Club colours of White, Black and Gold were chosen by a team vote and in their first season the Saints found immediate success in making the League Grand Final. A missed field goal in the dying seconds caused them to fall just short of victory however finishing Runners Up.
1995/96: CHAMPIONS – The 95/96 season saw another trip to the finals for the Curtin Saints, and this time we were able to capture that final big win and became the Gridiron West Champions.
1996/97: CHAMPIONS – Looking for a repeat of the previous season, The Saints got off to a great start and made their way back into the finals. They made the Grand Final and were once again able to reign victorious becoming two time Gridiron West Champions.
1997/98: FINALS – We proved our might by once again making our way to the post season however it would not result in the championship with the team being knocked out in the finals.
1999/00: RUNNER UP – 1st (W10-L1) The new millennium had The Saints in good stead losing only once through the entire regular season. They made their way to the Grand Final, dispatching the Claremont Jets in the Semi Final, overwhelming favourites, but couldn’t bring home victory in the big game.
2000/01: Saw a rise to prominence for American Football in Western Australia, where the WA Raiders won the National Championship. Curtin Saints running back Ron “Rookie” Winkler was a member of the team.
2002/03: 6th (W2-L9) This season saw a bundle of great individual performances for the Saints. Running Back Matt Durant won the Gridiron West League MVP, and Saints Utility player Dean Cooper finished fourth runner-up in the voting. Jay Puskuchen, Warren Linton and Mark McPharlin went on to represent WA at the National Championships, where the Raiders finished 3rd overall.
2004/05: FINALS – The Saints had a decent year with a trip to the finals, but unfortunately were knocked out in the first round. Jay Puskuchen, Warren Linton and Mark McPharlin represented the WA Raiders at the National Championships. Warren Linton and Mark McPharlin then went on to be named to the Australian Squad.
2010: Saints players Luke Fredericks, David Oliveri, Vernon Brockway, Mark McPharlin, Cameron Smith, Nathan Randall, Ian Bellinge and Stephen Bleach all represented WA at the National Championships. Luke Fredericks was named the runner-up MVP of the Competition and from his efforts got named to the Australian World Cup Team. Head Coach of the WA Raiders was Saints player/coach Craig Wilson.
2010/11: The Saints narrowly missed the finals on this occasion, but became much more of a successful club both on and off the field.
2011: Saints Wide Receiver Luke Fredericks represents Australia in the IFAF Senior World Championship in Austria versus America, Germany and Austria. No more than 10 minutes after setting an I.F.A.F World Cup Record for the longest punt fake. Australian Outback Punter / Wide Receiver Luke Fredericks sets a record for the longest punt. 74 yards officially…..BOOM !
Record Fake Punt – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paV6JvERJGI
Record Punt – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJs7p2OywPU
2011: Flag Football West begin the first Flag Football League. A total of six teams begin in this first Season of non-contact football establishing a base for the future Premier League competition.
The Curtin Saints Under 19s team is formed and entered into the 2011 GW competition. Coaches Gareth Weinbrecht and Ben Newman take the team to the finals with a 5-5 record losing in the Semi Final game.
2011/12: The Saints Senior team improved the team record with 8-6 result, the first winning record in a number of years and finished the regular season one place out of a playoff spot. The club continued to grow on and off the field with the second ranked offense and 5th ranked defense.
2012/13: The Saints finished the season with the U19′s State championship with an undefeated season. This massive result is a large part of the clubs foundations moving forward into the future. The Saints seniors team made its first appearance in finals since 2005 with a very competitive 6-6-1 season. Many first, second & third year players rising as the momentum is building at the Saints.
2013/14: The Saints make the play-offs again and finish the season with an 8-5 record. Numerous Saints play in the Raiders victory versus the Philipines coached by Saints Head Coach Nigel March.
2014/15: The Saints reach the WestBowl but fall to to the Rockingham Vipers to finish the season at 10-3-1. The Under-19, in re-building mode, fail to make the finals. AJ Wright & David Olivieri make the Australian Outback squad for the IFAF World Cup. Daniel Strickland does too and is named in the all-tournament team!
2015/16: Saints go 10-2 in the regular season, but lose a shoot-out in the Semi-final to the Perth Broncos. The Under-19 make progress but don’t make the play-offs. Numerous Saints play in the Raiders victory versus South China All-Stars. Strong representation in the Raiders Squad that just failed to win the National Championship including Coach March on the defensive side of the ball. The executive is increased to cater for the increased demand for flag with a new vice-president responsible for flag created.