With one of the most well-aligned and club-focused fixtures in recent history, this season’s membership plans have been designed to better support clubs who carry a greater financial burden by running their own venues.
The Big River Hawks has withdrawn from the 2020/21 TIO NTFL season, citing a lack of community support and a need for new governance structure; meaning it will not field teams in the Under 18 Boys and Under 18 Girls competitions this season.
Over the past 10 days, I’ve been for a drive up and down the track, taking time out to visit all of our larger regional centres – it is great to see so many people with smiles on their faces due to footy making a comeback.
One of the most difficult tasks in the NTFL is to get a fixture that works for everyone but based off last week's NTFL presidents' meeting, we're keen to hear which of these ideas you think might help.
AFLNT CEO Stuart Totham has written to stakeholders to let them know what the latest is in terms of the AFL and AFLNT business, the planned return of community footy, programs and games in the NT as well as early discussions being held by clubs and the NTFL.
Given the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and challenges such as border restrictions, flight availability and cost and club financial burdens; what's your thought on the most important thing when it comes to NTFL player points and fly-in players?
AFLNT is currently working through a ‘return to play’ roadmap which will be guided by the AFL. The easing of biosecurity measures will also strongly influence our decision and timelines in regards to returning to play.
In the week beginning May 11, there will be an announcement from the elite game with a proposed date for a resumption of training and return to play. An update around timings for a resumption of activity at a community level will be provided once the roadmap for the elite competition has been announced.
AFLNT CEO Stuart Totham has written to all NT community footy clubs that we are still uncertain about the exact date of commencement for our game but has provided the actions and next steps we are taking from a national AFL approach.
Anthony Vallejo, coach of St Mary’s Football Club, has been charged with breaching AFLNT’s Code of Conduct & Conditions of Entry following comments he made at the conclusion of the TIO NTFL Men’s Premier League Grand Final.
Despite being the two best sides all year, the histories of Nightcliff and St Mary's could not be more different. The top two teams of the 2019/20 season will both be out with a point to prove on Saturday night.
AFLNT advises all matches and events planned for the Men’s TIO NTFL Grand Final Day this Saturday will go ahead as scheduled. The NAB AFLW match in Alice Springs on Saturday will be closed to spectators in the best interests of the local community.
Congratulations to the umpires who have been appointed for the Men’s Premier League Grand Final on Saturday 14 March at TIO Stadium. With a combined tally of over 1,200 Men's Premier League games and 42 grand finals under their beltts, the blockbuster game between St Mary's and Nightcliff is in experienced hands.