Statewide Super NTFL Club of the Year Award update


After the first five rounds of NTFL action, Nightcliff is sitting on top of the leader board with 71.5 points in 2019/20 NTFL Statewide Super NTFL Club of the Year Award, but Southern Districts is chomping at its heels only half a point behind.  
Third in the race for the $5,000 prize money is St Mary’s with it's on-field performance lifting them to sit only 19-points shy of the top two teams. Last year’s Big Club Division winners, Waratah, is currently in fifth position after losing 30 points due to poor behaviour to see it on 21.1 points. 
In the Small Club division, Banks are over 25 points clear of the pack with a score of 100 points, with PINT and Jabiru chasing the lead on 76.4 and 75 points respectively. 
Last season’s Small Club winning team in this division, Tiwi Bombers, is currently sitting in fourth position 45 points behind the front runners. 
As in the 2018/19 season, clubs were allocated to a division based on their size and number of teams they manage across the different NTFL grades. 
Each division has its own prize money and the total prize pool for season 2019/20 is $11,500. 
This season there is the addition of $1,000 up for grabs for the Most Improved Club. This award is determined by points growth from NTFL season 2018/19 to 2019/20. 
Teams playing in Under 14 competitions and above are included in the calculations of the scores added to their club’s total points tally. 
Manager of Community Football and Club Development Emily Wastle-Hopkins said the initiative of rewarding clubs for more than on field performance was important. 

“The incentive of reward is not just for good behaviour on and off the field but other areas such as completing club business plans, coach registrations and other club development sessions. 
“The criteria really allows all clubs to compete on an even playing level and shine in many different areas,” she said. 
Click here to see the full leaderboards in both divisions as at the end of Round 5.

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