Over the past 10 days, I’ve been for a drive up and down the track, taking time out to visit all of our larger regional centres – it is great to see so many people with smiles on their faces due to footy making a comeback.
On the eve of the 2020 TIO CAFL starting, AFLNT wishes to remind people that there are new health and safety protocols in place that will have an impact on spectators and fans wanting to attend the footy.
As has become the norm with the premier footy competition in Alice Springs, the TIO CAFL Senior Women's games will take place each week on a Friday night before the remaining town competitions play on a Saturday and the community fixtures on Sunday.
From Alice Springs to Katherine and the 1,182 kilometres in between, we're excited for the return of Territory footy! Things are going to look a little different for everyone when the action starts next week, but we’ve got all the right health and safety protocols to keep our community safe.
One of the most difficult tasks in the NTFL is to get a fixture that works for everyone but based off last week's NTFL presidents' meeting, we're keen to hear which of these ideas you think might help.
AFLNT CEO Stuart Totham has written to stakeholders to let them know what the latest is in terms of the AFL and AFLNT business, the planned return of community footy, programs and games in the NT as well as early discussions being held by clubs and the NTFL.
Given the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and challenges such as border restrictions, flight availability and cost and club financial burdens; what's your thought on the most important thing when it comes to NTFL player points and fly-in players?
AFLNT is awaiting rescheduling advice on the 2020 Toyota AFL premiership season Round 9 Alice Springs (17 May) and Round 13 Darwin (13 June) matches.As such, refunds are currently available to anyone who purchases tickets for these events, on request.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, NAB AFL Auskick and all junior, youth and senior football (including social AFL 9s) organised by AFL Northern Territory is still postponed as we work through our 'Return to Play' strategy.
AFLNT is currently working through a ‘return to play’ roadmap which will be guided by the AFL. The easing of biosecurity measures will also strongly influence our decision and timelines in regards to returning to play.