AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) welcomes Statewide Super into our Territory footy family as the presenting partner of the NTFL Club of the Year and a partner to AFLNT’s community initiatives.
Over the next two years, the popular industry super fund’s investment will see it back both men’s and women’s football, creating pathways from grassroots to the elite level and helping AFLNT generate opportunities for Indigenous players.
The sponsorship also sees Statewide Super with a strong presence on social media, sponsoring post match interviews with NTFL players and match highlights, which are distributed on the Northern Territory Football League and AFLNT’s social media channels.
AFLNT CEO Stuart Totham said he was delighted to have Statewide Super on board as a corporate partner for community footy and a unique business collaboration.
“Statewide Super has also joined with us as our naming rights partner for our newly launched Leadership Series, which aims to bring the corporate and sporting communities together for mutual benefit.
“Australian Rules Football has the highest participation rate of any sport in the Northern Territory and is the only peak sporting body with a permanent presence in remote Aboriginal communities. Having Statewide Super support our endeavours in Darwin and beyond will go a long way to delivering footy for all Territorians," he said.
Statewide Super chief executive Richard Nunn said they were proud to provide sponsorship that will help foster and promote local talent.
“It is really important we invest in these sports which drive diversity and inclusion in the communities in both metropolitan and regional areas.
“Sport acts as a microcosm of the local community. In addition to providing the obvious health and fitness opportunities, being involved in a sport or a club provides social interaction, personal and professional development opportunities and a sense of community and purpose," Mr Nunn said.
The Statewide Super NTFL Club of the Year Award will recognise the NTFL’s best club across three key categories; on-field performance, behaviour and strong club governance. Prize money for the 2018/19 TIO NTFL season is $7,000 for first place, $3,000 for second and $2,000 for third.
An update on the clubs’ rankings will be revealed next week.
Meanwhile, Round 5 NTFL action sees all Premier League and senior division grade footy return to suburban grounds with games being played at Gardens Oval, Asbuild Oval, Norbuilt Oval and PSC BM Oval in Nightcliff in a nod to our local clubs and their strong links with the community.