Beach Footy

Damian Balassone shares a seasonally-appropriate poem from his collection: ‘Strange Game in a Strange Land’.

Round 18 – Melbourne v West Coast: AFL footy in the Red Centre (Part 2)

We pick up Cathi Johnston’s trek through the middle of the country for the Heart of the Nation game with the ball set to be bounced in front of a packed house, mostly perched on the quaint yet idyllic grassy hills surrounding Traeger Park.

State of the game – The 2018 Redtails Cup

Earl O’Neill’s tongue-in-cheek suggestion to reduce pressure and congestion – inspired in part by the Redtails’ performance in Alice Springs

Round 10 – Melbourne v Port Adelaide: Familiar Territory

Mike Hugo questions Melbourne’s decision to sell home games to the Northern Territory. But he is happy for them to continue now that Port have the Demons’ measure up there.

Round 13 – Sydney v Richmond: Going Troppo in Tiger Territory

Swans supporter Joe Moore traveled up to Darwin to stay with family and while up there took in the Swans v Tigers game. Whilst the result was a disappointment, the unique delights of the Top End made it hard to mope.

Maningrida Footy – A World Away (but getting closer)

Wesley Hull tells his story of community footy in the remote Northern Territory. Some great work being done in the Indigenous community of Maningrida. Local footy at it’s best.

Galiwinku – An “Island Home” to Aussie Rules Footy

What community has the highest participation rate in Australian footy? Wesley Hull tells us that it is Elcho Island (famous for its musicians) off Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

NTFL Round Two Wrap-Up

Jackson Clark updates us on the second round of NTFL matches in the Top End.

Icey poles and Carlton Cold: the hospitality of a Wiligi Swan

Brian Corcoran and his family journey from leafy Buckinghamshire to remote Arnhem Land to take in the spirit of the land, and meet Reuben Cooper, a man who embodies both aboriginal royalty and footy royalty. (A wonderfully uplifting read – Ed.)

NTFL Grand Final Preview: St Mary’s v Wanderers

Jackson Clark previews the NTFL grand final – which promises to be one of the best ever – between St Marys and Wanderers.

NTFL Wrap: Round 17

The Tiwi Bombers will miss the NTFL finals for the first time ever, writes Jackson Clark.

NTFL Round 15 Wrap-Up

Jackson Clark updates us on Round 15 in Darwin. St Marys continue to dominate, but Wanderers and Nightcliff had good wins in tight contests.

NTFL Round 14 Wrap-Up

Jackson Clark tells us the weather was wet, windy and miserable for the footy in Darwin on the weekend. Meanwhile the southern states baked in record heat. Go figure.

Play the NTFL Club Songs

Jackson Clark reveals that Palmerston FC have adopted the Handicapper’s most popular theme song: “When Johnny Comes Marching Home.”

Preview of the Upcoming NTFL Season

Missing the AFL already? Fear not, NT fans – the Northern Territory Football League kicks off this weekend. Jackson Clark looks at how the eight clubs are shaping up.

Coaching an 11-year-old goal kicking star

Meet Adam Kerinaiua Jn,r the 11-year-old goal kicking prodigy from St Marys in the Northern Territory Football League U12s competition who kicked 104 goals this season.

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.