Developing grassroots and junior participation is a key aim of AFLNT. 

There are opportunities for children of all ages and ability to play, watch or get involved with the game. 

  • NAB AFL Auskick (ages 5 – 8)
  • Thunder Juniors (ages 8 – 12)
  • NTFL Juniors (ages 8 – 12)
  • School clinics, competitions and gala days
  • Umpiring
  • Volunteer coaching or team managing

AFLNT Game Development Officers are situated in Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Alice Springs and in eight remote communities to help increase participation and develop football skills.


For more information on any of the Play AFL programs please contact the relevant AFLNT employee:

Darwin & Northern Suburbs – nicole.hyland@afl.com.au
Palmerston – nicole.hyland@afl.com.au
Rural & Remote – nicole.hyland@afl.com.au
Alice Springs –  daniel.gretgrix@afl.com.au
Tennant Creek  wayne.green@afl.com.au
Katherine – rebekah.boyle@afl.com.au