CFS Gear Umpiring Round returns this weekend in the 2020/21 TIO NTFL season, once again providing an opportunity for players, coaches and spectators to recognise the hard work and dedication shown by umpires across the NTFL.
Stephanie Williams from the Darwin Buffaloes taken with pick number 27 by the Geelong Cats, and Janet Baird from the Palmerston Magpies taken with pick number 54 to the Gold Coast SUNS in the 2020 NAB AFLW Draft.
AFLNT CEO Stuart Totham writes; "Wow, what an offseason it has been! It’s been a long, extremely challenging time as the AFL industry has adapted, changed and prepared itself for life with COVID-19..."
The CAFL night of nights has just concluded, with fearless Fed Abraham Ankers picking up his second TIO Minahan Medal, while Tyrell Martin has his star certified. And there were equally deserving joint-winners for the Yeperenye Margaret Liddle Medal; Janaya Kopp (Pioneer) and Kristin Remfrey (Rovers).
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.