Almanac Footy: Five things that made the NTFL Grand Final great

Despite the overwhelming chorus of ‘Footy’s back!’ in recent weeks, footy has of course been back in several guises for many months. One league wrapped up with a thrilling Grand Final for the ages – the NTFL. Jackson Clark gave us five reasons why it was such an outstanding game.

Almanac Review 1988: Football 200 – Celebration of the Footy Nation

Reprised for Australia Day 2017, Swish has all the details of the ten team Bicentennial Carnival, held in Adelaide. Chock full of 80s superstars, bush legends and obscure Ammos.

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]

Bombers take the Top End

If Spain played the ‘beautiful game’ with the round ball to win the World Cup, the Tiwi Bombers played it last Saturday night with the oval ball to win the Northern Territory Football League premiership for the first time. Not that it was perfect footy. The Bomber defence took nearly half the game to get [Read more]

Pandora’s box opened?

Anyone who’s read any of my articles on footy almanac would’ve realized how much males love playing AFL on Elcho Island. Basically the only community on Elcho Island (Galiwinku) is home to 2,200 individuals, yet the senior competition has 9 teams and over 350 participants! Last weekend the senior Grand Final was played in front [Read more]

NT Grand Final: a run and gun affair

By Peter Argent Uniquely Territorian and full of all the dynamic aspects of our national football code, the NT Football League Grand Final day, held at TIO Stadium, in Darwin, on March 19 was simply a festival of all things good about the game. Because of the big wet up north had been bigger and [Read more]

The ball is in dispute…

There is not a single holy grail of football; it is a different thing to each man. Some crave September silverware and the reflected glory of team success. Fathers dream of lacing up the first pair of boots on their offspring and watching them take the field. The purist, however, must one day embark on [Read more]


I’ve lived in the remote aboriginal community of Galiwinku, Elcho Island for well over a year now and am still astounded by how much they love their AFL. Last year we had a really successful senior season, with 7 teams competing in a gripping battle for the premiership. With 3 rounds to go all 7 [Read more]

Elcho Island footy an inspiration

Not many people have been to, or heard of, Elcho Island. And to be honest, before I accepted the position of Regional Development Manager for AFL NT, I hadn’t, either. It’s a unique place in that it’s a remote aboriginal community and one that every white person who I’ve spoken to agrees every Australian should [Read more]