The HGL & HWGL 2013 Seasons have come to an end and now it’s time to acknowledge our outstanding performers of the year. On Saturday August 3rd come spend the evening with the Hawaii Gridiron League at Club Upstairs in Waikiki as we award our 2013 Outstanding Players and teams at the 2nd Annual HGL Post Season Awards. Come check out the highlights as we relive the biggest moment from throughout he season. Doors open at 6:00pm with drinks and pupus with award presentation beginning shortly afterwards. At 9:00pm the evening kicks into overdrive as the HGL DJays take over and the party continues till 4:00am. Club Upstairs is located directly above Serino’s Pizza on Kuhio St in Waikiki. Advance tickets are $10 and $12 at the door so get there early to claim the limited quality seating or RSVP with bottle service by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting our event coordinator at 808-953-9622. See you there!
The HGL is pleased to announce the introduction of the Hawaii Women’s Gridiron League. The HWGL is designed to be a platform that allows women who love the game of football the opportunity to play in a real game like atmosphere where they too can entertain and draw fans to see them compete. Games will prelude official weekly HGL season games. The HWGL is a very exciting and physical style of flag football that you can only see here in the islands. If you are interested in joining a team or just want more info please contact our headquarters by emailing us at email@example.com. Rules and more information will be posted soon.
For The Love Of The Game
Posted on March 13, 2013 by Steve Murray | Email the author
Olene Togiailua is one proud papa. The Schofield soldier’s son, Watson Togiailua, has signed to play professional football in Norway, and the younger Togiailua can’t wait to get started.
“It was a big surprise,” said Watson. “I just thought I would be playing football for fun, just doing something I love to do. I didn’t think I’d get paid for it.”
The former Eastern Oregon quarterback was practicing with the Kailua Storm of the semi-pro Hawaii Gridiron League when his skills were noticed by Brian Pirone, the vice president of European Sports Scouting Agency. Pirone had been invited to Hawaii by HGL president and former University of Hawaii wide receiver Darrick Branch.
“I knew about the European League before but I didn’t know much until I got here,” recalled Togiailua. “Now I can’t wait to go.”
Togiailua received interest from a team in Italy but signed with the Eidsvoll 1814s, who play in the first division of the Norway American Football Federation. The NAFL is a member of the European Federation of American Football, which each year conducts a championship to determine the continent’s best.
A year ago, the 1814s lost to their rivals, the Oslo Vikings, in the semifinals of the Norwegian championships. Togiailua’s signing was an effort to end the Vikings’ string of consecutive titles.
“They’ve asked me to play safety for some plays, especially against the Vikings,” said Togiailua. “It’ll be fun. I haven’t done that since high school.”
Togiailua leaves for Norway at the end of the month. When he will return depends on how competitive he can make the team.
If all goes well, Togiailua will come home shortly after raising the championship trophy.
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PHILADELPHIA, PA, February 26, 2013 – AFL Global LLC announces that it will hold an open player tryout in Honolulu, HI in conjunction with the Hawaii Gridiron League on Saturday, March 9. This tryout serves as the first official event for the organization that will focus on the “AFL China” project to start an Arena Football League in China in the Fall of 2014.
AFL Global’s Vice President of Football Operations Tom Goodhines, who also serves as the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul General Manager, will be joined by AFL Global staff in attendance to evaluate and interview players and coaches in attendance. Kickers will also be evaluated at this tryout.
“This is a historic first step as we look to start Arena Football in China,” said Goodhines. “Our partnership with the Hawaii Gridiron League allows us to use this occasion as a springboard into what will be a historic journey. The players that we will be looking for will not only possess the ability to play, but will be asked to help teach and coach the Chinese players that will be participating in our games.”
The Hawaii Gridiron League and the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League are pleased to announce a partnership in presenting the 2012 Gridiron Players Tryouts Sunday January 15th @ Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, HI. This is your chance to tryout for the Canadian Football League and the HGL at the same time. Tryouts begin at 10:00am with check in starting at 9:00am. This event is open to public participation but does rerquire a $80 registration fee. Players who have already registered with the HGL before January 15th can particpate at a discounted rate.
Special Hosts of the 2012 Gridiron Tryouts are HGL Commissioner Ashley Lelie, Toronto Argonauts Star Wide Receiver and Kick Returner Chad Owens, and the Offensive Coordinator of the Toronto Argonauts Jonathan Himebauch.
All Particpants must be at least 20 years old and must present a government issued ID to attend. More information is available by contacting HGL Headquarters at 808-218-4060 or register online by going to www.pacificathleticalliance.com.
Opportunities like this don’t come along very often so please be ready to show the Canadian Football League Scouts and Coaches that Hawaii and the HGL has the players to be great on the next level!
Next HGL Tryout has been rescheduled for January 22nd @ Waipahu High School!
“For The Love Of The Game!”
The Hawaii Gridiron League would like to thank the more than 90 players who attended our December 18th Tryouts at Kalaheo High School in Kailua. The weather was inclimate around the island but the football gods shined down on us and provided us with nothing but beautiful weather and sunshine in Kailua. We also would like to extend a huge Mahalo to Coach Chris Mellor and Kalaheo High School for allowing us to host our tryouts at your great facility. We thank you so much for opening up your home to us.
Next HGL Tryout will be announced soon so start getting your minds and bodies ready to commit to being one of the best football players in Hawaii. It’s about Pride, Honor, Loyalty and For The Love Of The Game! Are You Ready?!