The CAFL night of nights has just concluded, with fearless Fed Abraham Ankers picking up his second TIO Minahan Medal, while Tyrell Martin has his star certified. And there were equally deserving joint-winners for the Yeperenye Margaret Liddle Medal; Janaya Kopp (Pioneer) and Kristin Remfrey (Rovers).
Starting this Sunday 6 September with the Central Desert Community Competition game between Ltyentye Apurte and Ti Tree and culminating with the Under 18 and senior community competition grand finals on Sunday 27 September, there are 13 games of the remaining 2020 TIO CAFL 'community' season that have been earmarked for TV.
AFLNT advises that an independent Tribunal sat in Alice Springs on Wednesday 12 August to hear a charge laid against Pierce Liddle of Pioneer Football Club, and has found him guilty, resulting in a deregistration.
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.
On the eve of the 2020 TIO CAFL starting, AFLNT wishes to remind people that there are new health and safety protocols in place that will have an impact on spectators and fans wanting to attend the footy.
As has become the norm with the premier footy competition in Alice Springs, the TIO CAFL Senior Women's games will take place each week on a Friday night before the remaining town competitions play on a Saturday and the community fixtures on Sunday.
From Alice Springs to Katherine and the 1,182 kilometres in between, we're excited for the return of Territory footy! Things are going to look a little different for everyone when the action starts next week, but we’ve got all the right health and safety protocols to keep our community safe.
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.
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.
The TIO Central Australian Football League (CAFL) has released a statement following the AFL and AFLNT's announcement that community football competitions across the Northern Territory would be postponed until at least 31 May.
AFLNT and NO MORE have re-committed to their long-standing partnership to work together for a future free of violence in the Northern Territory. They will work with NTFL, CAFL and remote leagues in this quest.
AFLNT commends Papunya FC for apologising on behalf of some of its players and supporters who showed poor behaviour at the conclusion of Sunday's Country League game, plus details for this Saturday's grand finals.