A message to our valued stakeholders
AFLNT wishes to thank our many stakeholders for the fantastic 2019/20 TIO NTFL season that was completed in style on Saturday.
We particularly thank everyone who supported us over a tough few days, rewarded by a crowd of just under 7000 fans able to see the final footy games of the season. Congratulations to Nightcliff Footy Club for winning back-to-back premierships in our Men’s Premier League, as well as all other teams who took home titles this year.
We are also humbled that we were able to host the TIO NTFL Grand Final on the final weekend before new national restrictions came into place today to deal with the unprecedented situation that we all find ourselves with COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Over the coming weeks, like all Australians, we will continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 very closely and keep you updated as appropriate. We continue to heed the advice of the Australian Government, NT Government and AFL, with everyone’s health and wellbeing being our number one priority.
Please note that in line with procedures in place across AFL, unless deemed business critical, external visitors will not be granted access to our AFLNT offices across the Northern Territory for meetings, interviews or customer service enquiries until further notice. This includes all external bookings for facilities at MLLLC, including our Lecture Theatre, gym access, as well as the TIO Stadium office. Meetings can still proceed via technology - WebEx, teleconference etc – please contact your AFLNT contact to discuss how this can be set up.
AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has announced the AFL season will be reduced to 17 matches, with all teams playing each other once.
We will await direction on how this impacts the Round 9 and Round 13 Toyota AFL Premiership games scheduled for Alice Springs and Darwin.
Our Under 16 and Under 18 NT Thunder Academy talent programs are likely to be re-fixtured post 31 May so we await information and the talent team will be in touch with players, coaches and support staff on any training changes, which will also be confirmed publicly shortly.
All other activities will be determined upon further advice over the coming days, including our Community Football Leagues across the Territory, remote programs and the Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre (MLLLC) Education Programs.
We will continue to be extremely vigilant as the situation evolves and provide updates as they come to hand, We wish you and your families health and safety over the coming weeks as we all tackle this challenge together.