AFLNT raising road safety awareness for Round 8 of the TIO NTFL season

Towards Zero

It would take around 25 football teams to accommodate 500 players, and that’s how many people are seriously injured or die on our Territory roads each year.
AFLNT is joining the battle to push this number Towards Zero this weekend through Road Safety Round. The round helps raise awareness about the role we all have to play in making our roads a safer place.
“Every weekend there are thousands of families driving to and from the footy, and we need to be on the ball on and off the field,” AFL Community Football Manager NT Leigh Elder said.
“We are proud to support Towards Zero to play our role in raising awareness to help reduce the horrible impact road accidents have on our community.”
AFLNT has partnered with the Northern Territory Government to deliver a number of initiatives this weekend including men’s and women’s premier league captains wearing a symbolic Towards Zero guernsey marked with the number zero.
All players and match officials will be invited to wear yellow armbands to honour those who have lost their lives on Territory roads and Hector the Road Safety Cat will take on coin toss duties.
Other activations across the weekend include:
50 metre mark changed to 500 to signify the number of people seriously injured on our roads each year
Water stations, information booths and merchandise for Towards Zero
Half time games for kids, including inflatable handball targets and tug of war
Players, match officials and umpires using Towards Zero drink bottles
Best Team Player award winners will receive a $50 fuel voucher
Towards Zero ground stencil and run through banners
10 x NTFL season passes to be won.
The Round 8 Men’s Premier League TIO triple header starts at 2:30pm with the eager and improving Tiwi Bombers taking on St Mary’s, followed by Wanderers and Palmerston Magpies at 5:00pm and finished off with Waratah versus Darwin Buffaloes at 7:30pm.