WHO ARE THE GRAND RIVER GARGOYLES?
The Gargoyles play in the AFL Ontario, with a 10 game season against 8 clubs spread throughout Ontario. The Australian Football League Ontario is the oldest and most competitive Australian football competition in North America. The AFLO was formed in 1989 and is a member of AFL Canada which is the representative body of the Australian Football League (AFL) based in Melbourne, Australia.
Hailing from the picturesque region surrounding the majestic Grand River, our team draws inspiration from the historic stone guardians that watch over our community. Just like the ancient gargoyles, we stand tall, proud, and ready to defend our turf at Margaret Greene Park in Guelph.
Committed to the pursuit of excellence, the Grand River Gargoyles are a close-knit group of passionate athletes who epitomize the spirit of amateur Aussie Rules Football. With grit, determination, and a love for the game, our players showcase their skills with unrivaled enthusiasm.
We believe in fostering a supportive environment where every player can grow, learn, and push their limits, both individually and as a team.
So, whether you’ve been with us from the beginning or are new to the game, we invite you to embark on this exhilarating journey with the Grand River Gargoyles. Together, we’ll witness breathtaking marks, skillful handballs, and unforgettable moments that make Aussie Rules Football truly remarkable.
Prepare to witness the indomitable spirit, the soaring athleticism, and the unwavering unity of the Grand River Gargoyles!
“If one goes, we all go!”
What We Do
Introduce Australian Rules Football to new people and give veterans a place to play competitively.
Play 10 games a season, practice in Kitchener and Guelph.
Host club social events to promote long last friendships.
Feeder club for the Canada Northwinds (National Team) for international competition.
General shenanigans, laughs, good times, socializing for all.
Founded in 2001
Founded by Bruce Parker
Home Of The Gargs
Margaret Greene Park in Guelph, ON has been the Gargoyles home since 2001.
Maroon & Gold
Team Canada Selections
7 International Cups – 18 individual selections
All Time Record
Club Record: Wins – 111 Losses – 128
Best Record: 2004 11 – 2
Finals Appearances: 7 (2014 last finals appearance)
League Award Winners
Leader in Games Played
Jeff Borysiewiscz – 183
Loi Van Leeuwen – 168
Gord Munro – 154
All Time Leading Goal Kickers
Andrew Matthews – 283
Greg Logel – 121
Jeff Borysiewicz – 115
Club Awards (Club Champions)
|Year||Best & Fairest||Leading Goal Kicker||Rookie of the Year|
|2022||Michael Kasunic||Ben Knowles||Jonathan Hodge|
|2019||Brian Correia (2) & Kyle Mundell||Kyle Mundell||Ryan Hebel & Michael Kasunic|
|2018||Brian Correia||Sam Skelhorn||Michael Fischer|
|2017||Jacob Martin||Andrew Matthews||Branislav Sisljagic|
|2016||Andrew Matthews (3)||Andrew Matthews||Derek Govier|
|2015||Andrew Matthews (2)||Andrew Matthews||Benjamin Batte|
|2014||Andrew Matthews||Tyson Dyer||Chris Crozier & Kyle Mundell|
|2013||Matt Dean||Matt Dean||Tyler Struyk|
|2012||Adam Millen (2)||Andrew Matthews|
|2011||Scott Rowe (2) & Greg Logel (3) & Adam Millen||Andrew Matthews||Jacob Martin|
|2010||Scott Rowe||Travis Doyle||Aiden McQuoid|
|2008||Gerg Logel (2)|
|2006||Jeff Borysiewicz (2)||Bradley Vagg|
|2005||Greg Logel||Bruce Parker||Carl O’Brien|
|2004||Guthrie Corwin||Mathugh Vagg||Jason Fox|
|2003||Jeff Borysiewicz||Jayson Blain & Bruce Parker & Justin Turner||Greg Logel|
|2002||Matt Bannon||Jeff Borysiewicz|
|2001||Steve Bond (1)||Jeff Borysiewicz & Justin Turner||Jeff Borysiewicz|
|Year||Most Improved||Matt Bannon Heart Award||Defender of the Year||Coach’s Award|
|2022||Ben Arppe||Sam Skelhorn||Josh Burr|
|2019||Michael Fischer||Jacob Martin||Zachariah Telfer|
|2018||Jeremy Schwartzentruber & Elijiah Fischer||Kyle Mundell||Micahel Gentile|
|2017||Kyle Mundell||Josh Burr|
|2016||Alex Filipowicz||Samuel Wood||Kyle Mundell|
|2014||Adam Millen||James Smith||Jeff Borysiewicz|
|2013||Jacob Martin||Benjamin Roberts||Chris Smith & Fred Shuppach|
|2011||Chris Smith||Jacob Martin|
|2010||Alex Filipowicz||Adam Millen|
|2005||Loi Van Leeuwen||Matt Bannon||Loi Van Leeuwen|
|2004||Rodney Ireland||Rochelle Allan||Bradley Slingo|
|2003||Gord Munro||Brad Dietrich||Chris Bannon|
|2001||Chris Bannon||Guthrie Corwin||RT DeForge|
Want To Be A Gargoyle?
Are you tired of being a mere mortal, living life without the thrill of Aussie Rules Football? Well, fear not, for the Grand River Gargoyles have arrived to rescue you from your ordinary existence! We’re a team of ambitious amateurs, determined to take the footy world by storm, or at least have a good laugh trying. If you’ve ever dreamed of donning the coveted gargoyle crest, running like a caffeinated kangaroo, and kicking balls with reckless abandon, then we have a spot just for you! Join us on this wild adventure where we promise camaraderie, hilarious blunders, and the occasional victory.
It’s time to unleash your inner gargoyle and embrace the chaos!