The Glenelg Football Club is delighted to announce that it will take on Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) representative teams over the Australia Day long weekend next year in Darwin.
A men’s and women’s side will make the trip up north for a highly anticipated double-header that marks the return of NTFL Rep Footy.
The Club is thrilled at the opportunity provided by AFLNT and believes it’s the perfect way to kick off its centenary year.
“The Glenelg Football Club looks forward to partnering with the AFLNT to showcase our men’s and women’s programs,” Glenelg Football Club CEO Justin Scripps said.
“In 2021 we celebrate our 100th year playing SANFL League football. Over many years we have been blessed with players from the Northern Territory community and so the offer to play these games in Darwin provides a great opportunity to thank the Northern Territory community for their support and promote the SANFL competition as a pathway for talented young players to pursue their football careers.”
After a 15-year break from Rep Footy, AFLNT is particularly eager to create a new legacy with the inclusion of a women’s side.
“To showcase the best of our NTFL women’s competition for the first time and to see it play out as a double-header of our teams against Glenelg will just make for a wonderful celebration of footy,” AFLNT CEO Stuart Totham said.
The contest will mark 36 years since the inception of this Australia Day tradition, which very fittingly, also included Glenelg Football Club.
Since the first iconic match in 1985, the NTFL has used the annual competition as a platform for the Northern Territory’s footy stars to flourish and come up against top sides from the AFL, VFL, SANFL and WAFL.