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Gridiron Australia Leadership Structure



CEO - Wade Kelly

Wade Kelly joined Gridiron Australia in 2022, as the first professional executive in the sport since it's establishment.

Wade, a former professional rugby player with a career spanning Australia, England, Italy and the United States over 16 years, then returned to Australia, and then Europe to head up and reform some of the most prestigious Rugby Programs in the world.

Wade now overseas all aspects of the sport nationally.


National Coaching Director - Layke Rossiello

Layke Rossiello joins Gridiron Australia in 2023 at the National Coaching Director.

With an extensive 18-year coaching career, during which he has held roles as Head Coach and Defensive Coach for men's, women's, and junior teams he heads up the development and implementation of the GA National Coaching Framework. 

Layke is a Diploma qualified Educator with experience across multiple industries.

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National Flag Director - TBA

The Gridiron Australia National Flag Director Role is currently advertised.

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National Tackle Director - TBA

The National Tackle Director role will soon be advertised.


National Officials Director - Paul Taylor

Paul heads up the Australian Gridiron Officials Association (AGOA) as CEO.

As the CEO, Paul is responsible for implementing the Board's vision for AGOA. Paul has been in the CEO/President role since late 2017. His focus for this term is to improve the organisational governance and documentation as well as the  visibility and transparency to the members.Paul has been officiating since 1998 and has been a full time official from 2012.

He is based in the ACT and regularly works in NSW. He enjoys working the Referee and deep wing positions.

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National Club Development Director - TBA

The National Club Development Director role will soon be advertised.


National Commercial Director - Jason Moore

Jason and his company Global Sports Enterprises (GSE) head up Gridiron Australias Commercial Partnerships for the next three years.

Jsson has garnered a reputation of being one of the most prominent sporting Commercial Agents in Australia 

Whilst heading up Moore Sports for 23 years he was responsible for bringing the MLB season opener to Sydney.

GSE specialise in Broadcast Consulting, Capital & Investor Funds Raising, Government Relations and Procurement.

"Success isn't owned. It's leased, and the rent is due every day."

— J.J. Watt

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