2019/20 TIO NTFL FAQs

What you need to know ahead of week 1 finals of the 2019/20 TIO NTFL Season 

Matchday schedule 

Matchday schedules are uploaded on this page by Thursday. 

This is where you will find information on the upcoming round including home and away teams, runout times, uniform requirements and match managers details.

Broadcast & live stream details

Almost all Men’s Premier League games are streamed live on the AFLNTv YouTube channel, along with more Women’s Premier League games being broadcast this season.  

Men’s Premier League - Finals Week 1 

Saturday 22 February

4:30pm at TIO Stadium – Southern Districts vs Darwin Buffaloes Elimination Final: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwhoz2o9HoY (Commentary in partnership with Aboriginal Broadcasting Australia) 
Catch a replay on Aboriginal TV Channel 4 from 7pm on Monday, or simulcast on Radio Larrakia and the Australian Indigenous Radio. 

7:00pm at TIO Stadium  – St Mary's vs Tiwi Bombers Qualifying Final: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39Dw3k9HD6w (Commentary in partnership with NITV and ABC Darwin)

Women's Premier League - Finals Week 1

Saturday 22 February

12:30pm TIO Stadium – Palmerston Magpies vs PINT Elimination Final: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YQVu0j5ajY (No commentary)

2:30pm TIO Oval 2 – Darwin Buffettes vs Nightcliff Elimination Final: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbwLNt1xa4c (No commentary)

2:30pm TIO Stadium – Waratah vs Southern Districts Qualifying Final: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr-B5AD-OkA (Commentary thanks to Stu Davis, Heidi Thompson and Liz Cruse)

Drawn Finals

There cannot be any draws in finals.

The scenario for Men's and Women's Premier League can be read in the NTFL By-Laws (2019-20 Edition) rule 3.8. In short, the teams will play two five-minute period of extra time before a 'golden point' scenario. The rule is very specific about coaches' access and teams changing ends.

The scenario for all other divisons can be read in the AFLNT Rules & Regulations (2019-20 Edition) rule 3.17. In short, the teams will have a five-minute interval at the end of the fourth quarter where they can be addressed by their coaches before they switch ends and will play until the first score is registered. 

Men's Premier League squads

A squad of 30 players is announced by the Men's Premier League teams every Thursday leading into the weekend's games. See here for this week's sqauds. 

Extreme Weather Policy

When it comes to lightning and other weather events, the umpires and match managers are the ones who will determine the risk based on the appropriate national policies and guidelines.

If you hear five sirens then please seek safe shelter immediately.  

See here for a detailed explanation of the Extreme Weather (lightning) Policy and what might happen. 

Fixtures, results and ladders 

All fixtures, results and ladders are available on SportsTG  

Player transfers and permits

Clubs and players wishing to transfer individuals are encouraged to complete the online steps in SportsTG during the week (Monday to Friday). Any transfer that required AFLNT Football Operations team approval/involvement is regularly checked and available until 8:30pm Monday to Thursday and until 5pm on Fridays. 

Please note that Match Managers for the weekend's games are unable to assist with processing and Footy Operations cannot guarantee a response. 

Therefore, clubs and players are encouraged to get organised during the week. 

Reminder: As per the National Transfer Regulations player transfers between NTFL clubs were only available until 30 November 2019 for this season's competition. 


You can now use your BasicsCard at the TIO Stadium canteen and for gate entry to TIO Stadium (this does not extend to purchases of memberships). 

Ticket prices 

The following ticket prices/gate entry fees apply for the 2019/20 TIO NTFL home and away season at all venues and finals played during finals week one, two and three (22 & 23 February, 29 February & 1 March, 7 March).

Tickets for the Men's Grand Final will be released early next week. 

2019/20 TIO NTFL Gate Prices  

Junior Games

Under 12 & 14 games only  
Players & spectators 9 years & above $2.00
Under 15,16 & 19 games only  
Players & spectators 9 years & above $6.00

Senior Games

Adults $12.00
Concession, including student $7.00
Child 9 - 17 years of age $6.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $25.00
Children under 9 Free

Under 10 and Women’s Div 2 games, players and spectators - FREE 
2019/20 NTFL members - FREE (see here for more information) 

As AFLNT does not charge a registration fee for players (clubs may choose to charge a registration for belonging to the club; of which AFLNT does not get any part) we charge at the gate to recoup some of the money the organisation and home clubs spend putting on games. This gate money goes towards insurance, umpires, lights, line marking, casual staff, leases (for clubs with home grounds), security and so on.  It does not fully cover all our costs and the NTFL season runs at a loss. 


NTFL player/ official, sponsor and club memberships still provide great value and are now on sale for the remainder of the season. 

Online purchases, media memberships and public memberships will be available from the Bonson Gate. 

Patrons wishing to purchase memberships can also do it from this window. Eftpos and cash facilities will be available, further membership information can be found here.

Anti-social behaviour at TIO Stadium

Anti-social behaviour and breaches of the Conditions of Entry are looked upon poorly by AFLNT officials. 

Members of the public are encouraged to report incidents via text or phone to 0457 682 210. 

TIO Stadium Information 

TIO Stadium, Abala Road, Marrara. NT 0812 
Food (kiosk/canteen facilities): Yes 
Public bar: Yes 
Members bar: Kantilla's Members' Bar (Level 3) 
Public toilets:  Yes 
Disabled access/seating areas: Yes, via lift to Level 2 (and for major events only available by calling the event ticketing outlet). 
Car park facilities: Free on first in basis. Main carpark at Bonson Gate end - approximately 325 available spaces. 
Entry Point: The Bonson Gate will be the only public entry point on game day 
Smoking: TIO Stadium is a smoke-free venue, smoking is only permitted in designated areas.  
Access via public bus: Public buses operate the number 5 service along Abala Road with a stop at TIO Stadium. For information, including route details and timetables, visit the Northern Territory Department of Transport. 

Tipping - you can still win weekly prizes by signing up here 

Get involved in the 2019/20 TIO NTFL tipping competition! It’s free to sign up and there are weekly prizes along with a major prize valued at $1,600 up for grabs.