The thrill of AFL Premiership action returns to the Top End this weekend when the Melbourne Demons take on the West Coast Eagles at TIO Stadium on Saturday night.
A large crowd of Territorians and visitors is expected to flock to the match in Darwin, which is part of the Northern Territory Government’s agreement with the AFL that two of the Demons’ Premiership matches will be held in the Territory in the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
The Territory Government has announced a research project to profile potential candidates to be inducted in three NT Sports Awards categories – the Hall of Champions, the Roll of Honour and the Steve Abala Role Model category.
Announcing the project at the Australian Society for Sports History Sporting Traditions Conference, Sport and Recreation Minister Gary Higgins said the research project will identify and highlight the sporting history of some of the Territory’s most successful and prolific sports people.
Talented youngsters from Darwin, Palmerston and the rural area will have their fancy footwork on show when they take to the court as ballkids at the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group quarterfinal tie in Darwin next month.
The ballkids were today congratulated on their selection to represent the Territory with pride at an afternoon tea with all the trimmings hosted by Minister for Sport and Recreation Gary Higgins and Madam Speaker Kezia Purick at Parliament House.