NTFL History

NTFL History

Since football was first played in the Northern Territory in 1916 it has captured the public imagination like no other sport. The Northern Territory Football League has a long and proud history producing many stars. 

League Best and Fairest Awards

Nichols Medallists - Although the League's Best & Fairest award dates back to the early days of Darwin football when it was known as the President's Medal, it is only since the 1948/49 season that this award has been named the Nichols Medal. The award was named after Joseph Wesley Nichols who was a past NTFL President, Secretary and Life Member.

Gwynne Medallists - The NTFL Women's Best and Fairest Award was re-named the Gwynne Medal in 2016 after Colleen Gwynne who had a huge role in developing women's football in the Northern Territory.