The junior fixtures for the early stages of the 2020/21 TIO NTFL season will see the introduction of a new junior grading process, which means the first four rounds of juniors (Rounds 3 – 6) will be treated as "grading rounds".
The 2020 BRFL best and fairest night has taken place with local youngster Jamie Bryant taking home the top women's award and talented import, Cameron Arnold picking up the prestigious Doug Kelly Medal in the men's competition.
With one of the most well-aligned and club-focused fixtures in recent history, this season’s membership plans have been designed to better support clubs who carry a greater financial burden by running their own venues.
The Big River Hawks has withdrawn from the 2020/21 TIO NTFL season, citing a lack of community support and a need for new governance structure; meaning it will not field teams in the Under 18 Boys and Under 18 Girls competitions this season.
Starting this Sunday 6 September with the Central Desert Community Competition game between Ltyentye Apurte and Ti Tree and culminating with the Under 18 and senior community competition grand finals on Sunday 27 September, there are 13 games of the remaining 2020 TIO CAFL 'community' season that have been earmarked for TV.
Janet Baird, Mattea Breed, Joel Jeffrey, Brodie Lake, Freda Puruntatameri, Maurice Rioli Jnr and Stephanie Williams have all been selected to test at the national NAB AFL and AFLW Draft Combine for 2020.