Football Equipment Arriving For National Gridiron League Start

Australia’s National Gridiron League is getting geared up for its October kickoff with players and coaches from all over the world beginning to descend. Recruiting has been very successful. In fact, the league has announced that it has suspended further recruitment for the 2016 season as all its rosters are full.

Stadiums have been booked and now equipment has begun arriving.

NGL partnering with Schutt

The NGL has teamed up with Schutt for its helmets and pads and has placed the largest single order that Schutt has received this year.

According to a news release from the National Gridiron League, players will have a choice of the Schutt Vengeance or Air XP-Pro helmets – state of the art helmets designed to provide cushioning and complete protection for all players. Underneath the popular Vengeance shell, Schutt has fine-tuned the padding to increase the impact absorption properties, with the results proving to be outstanding. Like all of Schutt’s helmets, the Vengeance includes thermoplastic urethane as the main cushioning, with a dual layer in the front and single layer in the back and crown of the helmet itself.

The design of the shell increases the impact absorption and strength and has produced extraordinary results across a variety of football leagues and levels. On the other hand, the Air XP-Pro helmet, also by Schutt, includes the latest type of thermoplastic urethane cushioning. This helmet is also the lightest helmet on the market.

National Gridiron League players will also wear Schutt o2 shoulder pads throughout the season.

These shoulder pads have two kinds of advanced padding – Air Maxx TPU cushioning and D3O foam, which help to strengthen and protect players, no matter the impact or blow. The o2 pads technology is flexible and soft, yet provides complete shoulder protection and can be customized to fit accordingly. The pads are well ventilated and allow players to sweat and cool their bodies naturally, without the risk of overheating.

The league has stated that this will be a long-term partnership with Schutt.

National Gridiron League kicks off October 9

The NGL will play a 14 week regular season and each game day will be a double header. This will culminate in a two-week playoff. The regular season kicks off October 9. A total of eight teams will play in the inaugural season:

North Coast Heat, Brisbane Outlaws, Logan City Wolverines, Gold Coast Kings, New Castle Miners, Central Coast Cyclones, Sydney Express and the Wollongong Devils.

 

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