Over the next couple of years, we will be transitioning the Thunder Juniors program across to an Under 10s Mixed & Under 13 Girls ‘NTFL Juniors’ competition. As the first step in our transition we will be running an 8-week mini season from October - December 2018.
Congratulations to Jamie Barry of Nightcliff Football Club and NT Thunder Football Club who has won a trip of a lifetime to this year’s Toyota AFL Grand Final for himself and a friend after being named 2018 Northern Territory Volunteer of the Year.
Last TIO NTFL season a minimum of 260 umpires were required each weekend to cover the scheduled 51 games. However, as the league continues to expand with the inclusion of the Mixed Under 10s and Girls Under 13 competitions the number of umpires required will be closer to 300 for each week of the 2018/19 TIO NTFL season.
NT players who attend boarding school interstate no longer being counted as a fly-in player, and the date to prove NT residency status being shifted back a month are just two of the key updates to the 2018/19 TIO NTFL By-Laws.
Positions at NTFL Men’s Premier League clubs are fast being filled with the recent announcements of Ryan Ayres (Waratah) and Peter Leonard (Wanderers) to senior coaching positions, and the re-signing of Brenton Toy to the Tiwi Bombers made public today.
Some of the best Territory football has to offer will play in the inaugural match between the Central Australian Redtails and the Top End Storm, which will be played as a curtain-raiser to the AFL blockbuster between Melbourne and the Adelaide Crows in Alice Springs this Sunday.
Forty-seven years after the first Chaney Medal was awarded to Darwin Buffaloes player, Reuben Cooper, 2017/18 Buffaloes co-captain Jarrod Stokes was recognised as the most outstanding player in this season’s NTFL Grand Final.
We would like to show our appreciation for the tireless work and dedication put in by the PFES and Power and Water workers by offering them free entry to attend the TIO NTFL Grand Final days, while all other fans will enjoy discounted entry.
AFLNT wishes to advise that it has postponed the 2017/18 TIO NTFL Men’s Grand Final Day to a date TBA after receiving strong advice from Power and Water Corporation and NT Police that was not conducive to going ahead.