About

AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) is the peak body for Australian Rules Football in the Northern Territory. Governing all leagues, development and talent programs from grassroots Auskick to senior NT Thunder football. AFLNT also has interests in the Indigenous education space and is home to the Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre

Our mission is to promote and develop Australian Rules Football throughout the Northern Territory, maximising sport, social, lifestyle and cultural benefits for the entire population, whilst simultaneously striving to create a reputation as the Northern Territory's most successful organisation. 

AFLNT aims to:

  • Grow participation rates
  • Build the football infrastructure to provide a quality environment both on and off the field
  • Develop and oversee the conduct of sustainable and financially liable competitions
  • Govern and administer the game in an effective and efficient manner
  • Built a talented player pathway to increase the opportunity for Territory players to compete at the highest level possible

AFLNT resides on Larrakia Country. We acknowledge the Larrakia people as the Traditional Owners of the greater Darwin Region and pay our respects to Larrakia Elders past and present. We are committed to a positive future for all Aboriginal people.