Following further advancements of the Coronavirus over the weekend, in conjunction with AFL House, our State and Territory counterparts, AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) has made the decision to postpone all National Talent Pathway activities until 31 May 2020.
This decision applies to AFLNT’s NAB League (Boys and Girls) activities (incl all training), as well as State League senior competitions.
Given the impracticality of hosting national talent programs during this time, AFLNT will not be progressing with our upcoming male and female National Academy Camps (State/Territory and Australian programs).
The AFLNT talent team has been in contact with all Under 18 and Under 16 players, families and support staff to inform them of this decision and will now start working on training and skills programs that players can complete at home or remotely.
AFLNT Talent manager Brenton Toy said the decision was made to ensure the health and wellbeing of our people, players, fans, club volunteers and everyone connected to the game.
“Given the current climate of uncertainty and complexity, we felt it was best for our AFL community to take decisive action now," he said.
“We’re now working hard to ensure our sport continues to have positive impact during this challenging period and that players are still able to adequately practice and prepare for when we are ready to go.”
AFLNT will continue to meet with all parties and review this decision based on the changing circumstances and advice from government and relevant health departments and medical experts.
Any updates to the situation will be provided in a timely manner.