This Friday 200 middle school aged girls will converge on Gardens Oval for the annual NTG Top End School Sport Crows Cup.
The round-robin format carnival is a community initiative the Adelaide Crows AFLW team has run since 2017 and this year is being led by Crows star, Jess Sedunary in conjunction with AFLNT’s game development team.
The carnival is also an important part of the NT Government’s support of the Crows AFLW team.
Students from 11 schools in the Darwin region will form the Crows Cup carnival but will be split into two divisions named after Crows co-captains Chelsea Randall and Erin Phillips.
Each team will play four or five games of 15 minutes each, during which they will get to rub shoulders with some of their favourite Crows AFLW players, with Chelsea Randall, Ebony Marinoff and Jessica Sedunary arriving early to Darwin to help out at the Crows Cup ahead of Saturday night’s big game.
The end of the day will see the first-place team in Pool A and first-place team in Pool B playoff in a final at 1:10pm.
Sedunary, who is also the Crows Female Football Programs Officer said she was excited for Friday’s event.
“We can’t wait to get up to Darwin and hold a Crows Cup for all the passionate footy fans in the NT. The carnivals promote physical activity and teamwork and helps develop the skills of young players.”
See here for the list of competing schools and the round-robin matchups.