From Little Saints, Big Saints Grow – Coaching the U12s

Jackson Clark has enjoyed his year of coaching at St Marys in Darwin. We wish the lads all the best in their coming grand final.

Cupido heads list of top NTFL players

Damian Cupido is dominating the NTFL this season. Jackson Clark looks at the other players lighting up the league on the eve of the finals.

St Mary’s dominating NTFL season

It is the two-week Christmas break period for the NTFL competition and at the moment it is St Marys who are flying

Playing NAB AFL U18 Championships

Jackson Clark represented the Northern Territory at last year’s AFL U18 Championships and provides a player’s insight into their win over the NSW/ACT.

Flying in to play country footy with Thommo and Simmo

This year I played five games as a fly-in, fly-out player for Kyneton Football Club in the Bendigo Football League.  It definitely got a bit tedious due to spending over 10 hours of my weekend either on a plane or at the airport but generally it was an awesome experience and I got to meet [Read more]

Coaching movements in the NTFL

By Jackson Clark It is set to be an interesting lead up to the 2012/13 Northern Territory Football League season with a number of coaching movements announced throughout the off season. Heading the list is former St Marys coach Damian Hale’s decision to leave the Saints and take on the top job at Nightcliff. A [Read more]

Power defeat disappointing Dees

Port Adelaide has ended its five-game losing streak after defeating Melbourne by 28 points last Saturday night at TIO Stadium. In a match that failed to reach any great heights, it was the Power that reigned supreme winning 12.12 (84) to 8.8 (56) in front of nearly 7000 in attendance. Many players from both sides [Read more]

NT Thunder Records Massive Upset Win Over Victoria Metro

BY – JACKSON CLARK The Northern Territory has scored an astonishing upset win over a highly fancied Victoria Metro outfit in the first game of the NAB AFL U18 Championships at TIO Stadium on Saturday night. The undersized Thunder side led all day to eventually win 15.10 (100) to 11.16 (82). Victoria had a wasteful [Read more]

Thinking back on the U12s

BY – JACKSON CLARK After recently helping out with some coaching of a local U12s Darwin Juniors side, it made me reminisce of the times when I was running around on those modified grounds. I played juniors for a side called the Sanderson Swans between the ages of seven and 11. Our team was made [Read more]

Playing for the Brisbane Lions reserves

Playing for the Brisbane Lions reserves may not mean much for some, but at the time it meant the world to me and I could barely contain my excitement in the lead up to the match. At the time I was 16 years old and training with the NT Thunder, hoping to get selected in [Read more]

Tiger Torment

BY – JACKSON CLARK One word springs to mind when describing the Richmond Football Club – passion. We have had a couple of passionate albeit erratic key forwards and there is little doubt we supporters are passionate. There have been plenty of ups and downs during my time barracking for Richmond. Unfortunately there have been [Read more]

Great opening to the season

BY – JACKSON CLARK They say there are two types of seasons – footy season and can’t wait for footy season. Fortunately, being from the Northern Territory, I am spoilt and get my footy fix all year round. The Northern Territory Football League spans from October to March and immediately after that finishes, the AFL [Read more]

Another disappointing start for the Tigers

By – JACKSON CLARK After an impressive preseason you cannot blame Richmond supporters from being disheartened after the Tigers’ momentum came to a shuddering halt in the first round of the season. The 44-point loss to Carlton is far from catastrophic but it was certainly an anticlimactic way to start the season – something that loyal [Read more]

NTFL Season Review

By – JACKSON CLARK Tiwi Bombers won its first premiership since inception into the competition to culminate a fantastic season of football in the Northern Territory Football League. Commiserations must go to Nightcliff as the club fought its way back from bottom place to fall agonisingly short of its first premiership title in 47 years. [Read more]

My experience with osteitis pubis

by Jackson Clark Osteitis pubis is one of the most frustrating injuries a young footballer can get. Commonly known as OP, the condition is inflammation of the pubic symphysis that leads to lower abdominal and pelvic pain. It severely drains a footballer’s power and kicking ability and creates a dull aching pain, which can sometimes [Read more]

Preview of the NT Thunder side for the upcoming NEAFL season

BY – JACKSON CLARK The Northern Territory Football League season is done and dusted but the NT Thunder side is back in action with its first game of the season on the weekend. Thunder faces Morningside at TIO Stadium on Saturday in round one of the NEAFL season to kick of its premiership defence. It [Read more]

Comparing Chris Judd with Gary Ablett

BOTH have controversially changed clubs while at the peak of their powers, both are undoubtedly in the top handful of players in the modern era and both are ‘follically challenged’. Of course, I am talking about Chris Judd and Gary Ablett. There is often debate over who is the better player, but for me it is [Read more]