Almanac People: Resilient Lincoln the Inspirational Mascot

Jackson Clark shares a great story about Lincoln Bruhn, the Footy Mascot who continues to give his best even after 10 brain operations.

The 2015 Kel Carruthers Cup

Earl’s back with his 2015 wrap of the sporting year. Was he born out of time?

NT Thunder’s Perfect NEAFL Start

Jackson Clark keeps us up to date with NEAFL’s Thunder and their good start to the 2014 season.

Northern Lights – a documentary worth catching

For the next ten days, a great Australian footy film is available on the SBS website. Northern Lights is a documentary covering the exciting roller-coaster 2011 season of NT Thunder, no ordinary team – they play in the north eastern states league clocking up more than 100,000 kilometres travelling interstate, pitting remote indigenous players against professional players from national AFL teams. Go into the heart of remote Aboriginal communities and schools where football is not just something to do, it is a crucial part of community life.

Indigenous players to the AFL? Why not bring the AFL to Indigenous centres and communinties? The case for NT Thunder FC in the AFL.

As I suspected it seems that I’m not the only person who has seen a gap between Indigenous and White Australia. To some extent this gap has been narrowed by participation in sport but as I have outlined in an earlier installment it has also created an entirely new problem with players being taken away [Read more]

Northern Lights: A season with NT Thunder

The Almanac is hosting a screening of the documentary, Northern Lights: A season with NT Thunder, produced and directed by Alastair McGibbon at the All Nations Hotel on Thursday, September 20. Join us for a meal from 7 for 7.30, followed by the screening at 8.30ish.

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]