2020/21 TIO NTFL FAQs

What you need to know ahead of the 2020/21 TIO NTFL Finals Season 

Matchday schedule 

Matchday schedules are uploaded on this page by Thursday. 

Games, broadcast & live stream details

10:00am – Saturday – U18 Girls – Grand Final: Darwin Buffettes vs St Mary’s


11:00am – Saturday – Men’s Division 2 – Grand Final: PINT vs Waratah


12:00pm – Saturday – U18 Boys – Grand Final: Nightcliff vs St Mary’s


1:00pm – Saturday – Men’s Division 1 – Grand Final: PINT vs Banks


4:00pm – Saturday – Women’s Premier League – Grand Final: Darwin Buffaloes vs PINT [One-Hour Delay]


6:45pm – Saturday – Men’s Premier League – Grand Final: Nightcliff vs St Mary’s [One-Hour Delay]



Men's Premier League, Women's Premier League and Men's Divison 1 squad lists

A squad of 30 players is announced by the Men's and Women's Premier League teams and Men's Division 1 teams every Thursday night leading into the weekend's games. See the NTFL SportsTG website for this week's squads. Find the game you are interested in and click 'selected teams'. 

On game day you can access the same link and click on the match to see which players and what numbers they're wearing, who take to the field. 


Prices remain frozen, as per previous seasons:

2020/21 TIO NTFL Gate Prices - Regular season  

Junior Games

Under 12 & 14 games only  
Players & spectators 10 years & above $2.00
Under 15,16 & 18 games only  
Players & spectators 10 years & above $6.00

Senior Games

Adults $12.00
Concession, including student $7.00
Child 10 - 17 years of age $6.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $25.00
Children under 10 Free

Under 10 games and Women's Division 2, players and spectators - FREE

2020/21 NTFL members - See here for more information, as entry is dependent on your membership type. 

As AFLNT does not charge a registration fee for players we charge at the gate to recoup some of the money the organisation spends putting on games. This gate money goes towards insurance, umpires, lights, line marking, casual staff, security and so on.  It does not fully cover all our costs and the NTFL season runs at a loss.

2020/21 NTFL membership

One of the most cost-effective ways to fill your wet season weekends with awesome footy action! 

There are two kinds of membership for the 2020/21 season; a pass that grants access to TIO Stadium and a Premium Access Pass which covers all grounds, and ensures clubs running home venues are compensated for your entry.

See more and sign-up via our memberships page

Gate access at TIO Stadium

The only entry to TIO Stadium during the home and away rounds of the 2020/21 TIO NTFL season is via the Bonson Gate (airport end) of the ground. 

The gate opens 90 minutes before the first game. 

Patrons paying per entry will need to fill in a COVID compliance form for contact tracing before entering the gate, so expect some short delays.

You can fill in the form just before you get to the gate online and then show the confirmation screen. The form is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwWm4xwlOxdgOz7pWr6w-qib_Nm15zVX5MEKEdPhHegMuhVA/viewform

Members are not required to fill in a form provided they scan their card at entry. 

The COVID-19 spectator protocols are easy to follow, and everyone's cooperation is appreciated:

  1. Download the COVIDSafe app - ensure the app is installed so we can trace and report any cases.
  2. Social distancing applies - maintain 1.5 metres distance at all times and follow any signs and markings around the venue.
  3. Practise good hygiene - stop the spread of germs. Wash your hands, cover your mouth when coughing/sneezing and bin your rubbish.
  4. No congregating at team huddles - do not go near the team huddles during the breaks.
  5. No access to changerooms or club rooms - these are off-limits and only for players and officials.
  6. Respect our officials and volunteers - respect the instructions given by officials. The protocols are in place to keep everyone safe and footy in play.

Kantilla's Members' Bar, public bar, canteen & EFTPOS

Kantilla's Members' Bar (for NTFL members) at TIO Stadium will open 30 mins prior to the first Men's Premier League game.

The public bar at TIO Stadium is on Level 2 behind the grandstand and will open at midday or 30 minutes before the first senior game, whichever is later. 

The canteen at TIO Stadium is on Level 2 behind the grandstand and is generally open 30 minutes before the first game of the day and will close just after three-quarter-time of the last game at TIO Stadium. 

EFTPOS facilities are available at all three locations.


Patrons wishing to use a BasicsCard can do so to gain entry/tickets to TIO Stadium (does not allow the purchase of memberships) and to buy food and drinks (non-alcoholic) from the canteen on Level 2. 

Public toilets

  • Level 1 (outside TIO Stadium office)
  • Level 2 (Maurice Rioli Grandstand)
  • Level 3 (corporate guests only)
  • General admin (behind the Family Friendly Area and behind TIO Stadium scoreboard)

Disabled access

Disabled access is via a lift near the TIO Stadium office (Bonson Gate entry) and seating with extra space is along the last row in the Maurice Rioli Grandstand. 

Medical emergencies and anti-social behaviour at TIO Stadium

In the event of a medical emergency please flag down the closest staff member (in NTFL yellow or grey tops) who will be able to get the attention of the onsite St John Ambulance crew.

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 0458 643 993. There will also be security and police personnel that you can report to. 


TIO Stadium remains a smoke-free venue, however, patrons will have access to designated smoking areas at the Ah Mat Gate.

Emergency evacuation procedures

In the event of an emergency, an announcement will be made over the PA system. If TIO Stadium needs to be evacuated, the Bonson, Ah Mat and scoreboard gates will be opened, and patrons will be directed to the safest route.

Passouts & refunds

Gate staff at TIO Stadium are able to issue passouts to allow patrons to re-enter TIO Stadium on the same day and only pay the difference in ticket price. 

It is highly unlikely that AFLNT will need to issue refunds, but all patrons are encouraged to keep hold of their ticket stubs. In the event of AFLNT rescheduling games, please follow the instructions issued by gate staff for information on pass outs/refunds. 

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.