Given the recent change in the weather, it is timely to remind the community that the 2020/21 TIO NTFL season abides by the National Extreme Weather Policy, which stipulates how incidents relating to lightning and storms are to be handled.
CFS Gear Umpiring Round returns this weekend in the 2020/21 TIO NTFL season, once again providing an opportunity for players, coaches and spectators to recognise the hard work and dedication shown by umpires across the NTFL.
AFLNT CEO Stuart Totham writes; "Wow, what an offseason it has been! It’s been a long, extremely challenging time as the AFL industry has adapted, changed and prepared itself for life with COVID-19..."
The junior fixtures for the early stages of the 2020/21 TIO NTFL season will see the introduction of a new junior grading process, which means the first four rounds of juniors (Rounds 3 – 6) will be treated as "grading rounds".
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The Big River Hawks has withdrawn from the 2020/21 TIO NTFL season, citing a lack of community support and a need for new governance structure; meaning it will not field teams in the Under 18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.