Everything you need to know before heading to the footy tomorrow

Rep footy

It is the eve before the big game, boots are being polished, pasta is on the menu and alarm clocks are set.
 
Tomorrow TIO will host a historic triple header where the Territory’s best footy stars will take the to the field for the first representative game in 15 years.
 
The men’s headliner game between Northern Territory and Glenelg will kick off at 6:30pm after the women make their mark from 4:30pm, highlighting the immense footy talent both states have to offer in the female space.
 
“What a moment in time! We are absolutely stoked to have representative footy back and in action here at TIO Stadium,” Head of AFLNT Stuart Totham said.
 
“I encourage all footy fans to come to the games tomorrow to show their support for the men and women who are proudly representing their state or territory.”
 
“I was lucky enough to watch the first Australia Day representative game back in 1985 at Gardens Oval and the game is back, this time with the aim of inspiring young players and showcasing the incredible talent we have in the Territory.”
 
Big Rivers Football Club from Katherine and the Redtails from Alice Springs will set the scene for the interstate clashes at 2:30pm, showcasing skills from other spots around the Territory.
 
There will be plenty of action happening around the ground with media personality Matt Hepworth as MC for the day, helping create a bustling and exciting atmosphere around the stadium. Spectators will also experience a traditional welcome to country by Richard Fejo ahead of the men’s clash accompanied by Les Huddleston on the Didgeridoo. Jaxon De Santis will provide pre-game and half-time entertainment while Felicity Lamberton will sing our national anthem.
 
Anticipation was at an all-time high at this morning’s team breakfast where Northern Territory and Glenelg greats including 1985 rep captains Ted Liddy and Peter Carey, Mark and Marlon Motlop and Gilbert McAdam came together to talk about the history of representative footy and the significance of its return.
 
In fitting fashion, Territory players will not only play a rep game for the first time in 15 years but will also don the original Northern Territory jumper which features a simplistic but strong ochre V bordered by black and white.
 
Attendees can get their hands on a special edition program tomorrow for $3.00 which will contain team lists for all three games and player bios for a selection of top players.
 
Footy fans wanting to join in on the action can still purchase tickets online and jump the ques for the big day by visiting Ticketebo. For more information you can read the FAQs here.
 
Big Rivers v Redtails – 2:00pm at TIO Stadium
Northern Territory v Glenelg – Women’s – 4:30pm at TIO Stadium
Northern Territory v Glenelg – Men’s – 6:30pm at TIO Stadium