Was footy really tougher “back in the day”?

It’s an age-old question: was footy tougher ‘back in the day’, or are we just looking at different kind of toughness?

Round 1 – Adelaide v North Melbourne: Could Taylor Walker be the riches of Adelaide’s fortune?

With a real run at things after a healthy pre-season, Taylor Walker shows that a key forward can still dominate a game, especially when his hunting mates win a bounty of the Sherrin.

Ross Tungatalum’s journey to Birralee Park

Jackson Clark highlights the breathtaking skills of Tiwi Islander Ross Tungatalum who is lining up for the Wodonga Raiders in the Ovens and Murray League.

AFL decision the right outcome for Bombers players

Jackson Clark is celebrating the 34 players under doping allegations being found not guilty. A testament to their resilience and discipline in the face of unprecedented pressure and innuendo, they can now get on with what they do best.

The NTFL Player-Points System Restricts Locals

Jackson Clark identifies some of the shortcomings in the NTFL’s player-points system, arguing the system needs to take better account of the unique circumstances for a lot of top end footballers.

Super Saturday in the Top End- NTFL Grand Final Previews

It’s the culmination of the NTFL season and Jackson Clark presents a comprehensive guide to all the action on display

NTFL Preliminary Final Weekend Previews

It is the penultimate weekend of football in the NTFL for the current season. Jackson Clark shares with us a comprehensive form guide to all of the weekend’s top end footy.

NTFL: Semi-final wrap-up

It’s the pointy end at the Top End with St Mary’s dominating once more. Will S Milne capture that elusive Saints flag?

NTFL Finals Week One Wrap-Up

It’s the best footy you’re likely not to have seen (unless you live in the Northern Territory, of course). it’s week one of the NTFL finals and Jackson Clarke brings you the wrap-up on one of the most exciting competitions in the country.

Northern Territory Football League Team Of The Year

Jackson Clark picks his Northern Territory team of the year. Some familiar and not so familiar names in this impressive line-up.

NTFL Round 16 Wrap-Up

Jackson Clark wraps up Round 16 from the Top End. It’s an 18 game season in Darwin. Finals places are on the line.


The weekend just passed was round 14 in the NTFL season. St Mary’s extended their lead over the competition with a comprehensive defeat of Palmerston. Jackson Clark has more…

Northern Territory Football League Top Ten Players of 2014/15

Jackson Clark with an inventory of those who are on fire in the NTFL this season. [Those in the south will recognise some of these names – Ed]

NTFL Wrap-Up : Round 10

A full wrap-up of all the round 10 action in Top-End football with Jackson Clark

NTFL Wrap-Up Round Nine

Jackson Clark with the Top End Footy News – a draw, a couple of thrashings and a momentous win for a young team on the rise.

NTFL Round 8 Wrap-up

Thrillers and blowouts as the mercury rises up North. Jackson Clark brings the full weekend’s summary from the Northern Territory

NTFL Round 7 Wrapup

Jackson Clark reviews Round 7 in the NTFL and tells how AFL great Andrew McLeod has returned to Darwin at 38 years of age, to go round for his original club Buffaloes in a farewell (?) game.


All the weekend’s matches from the Top End as young dynamos and some old AFL stars make starring performances [Includes an appearance from arguably the silkiest Aboriginal player to pull on a pair of boots – Ed.]

NTFL Round 5 Wrap Up – NT News: “Saint mauled by Tiger”

Jackson Clark reports on a St Marys loss (which is as rare as rocking horse shit). Undefeated last season – is this the wake-up call; the loss they had to have; or a sign that the NTFL comp is evening up?

NTFL Wrap-Up: Round 4

Brilliant young talent is on display in Darwin as Jackson Clark reviews the Round 4 clashes in the NTFL.