AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) has signed an agreement with the NO MORE Campaign and Catholic Care to be an AFLNT official charity partner and join forces to stamp out violence in the Northern Territory.
Domestic Violence Action Plan clauses will be added to all TIO NTFL and TIO CAFL License agreements and within the agreements of other affiliate leagues as they are developed and the NO MORE Campaign will work with clubs to complete these.
Round 3 of the 2018/19 TIO NTFL Season will be the NO MORE Campaign Round where NTFL teams will link arms to say NO MORE to violence in our communities.
The Michael Long Learning & Leadership Centre will also benefit from the agreement with the NO MORE Domestic Violence program being delivered as part of the in-house education program for remote students.
AFLNT CEO Stu Totham said the partnership would use the power of football to spread the message.
“The announcement is the formalisation of the relationship of AFLNT and Catholic Care’s NO MORE campaign. We’ve been working informally for a number of years but now we can really drive and have an impact on violence in our communities by combining our resources.
“The NO MORE Campaign will use our remote networks and our NTFL and CAFL clubs to have an impact in the community” Totham said.
NO MORE’s Charlie King said the partnership was not only a good thing to do and the right thing to do, but also the smart thing to do.
“The agreement locks us in together to stand up and say NO MORE to violence right around the Northern Territory and link social services and sporting organisations to build capacity and plan to do something to stop our high levels of violence in our communities.
“We want to reach places we’ve never been able to reach before and we know AFLNT has a network in remote regions we can now partner with and have an impact through football,” King said.