2022 Cazalys NTFL Representative Games Late Changes


The Women’s NTFL and the Men’s Woodville West Torrens sides have late changes. 

Star forward and 2021 Cazalys Australia Day Clash Medal co-winner Mickayla Ward will miss today’s match after suffering a hip flexor injury. 

Taking her place is one of Nightcliff’s best contested midfielders Emily Casey who will wear number 26. Emily missed out on final team selection to represent the Territory in last year’s match against Glenelg.

Head Coach Jarred Ilett said even though the team will miss Nightcliff’s spearhead forward, the team is lucky to have Emily join the strong midfield. 

“It is unfortunate one of last year’s Representative Best on Ground players is unable to take the field for the second year in a row however we are thrilled for Emily.”

“It is a well-deserved selection as Emily is having a massive NTFL season and is continuing to play a big role in Nightcliff Premier League’s best season to date and there is no doubt she’ll thrive in the representative environment.”

The Women’s Representative Game at TIO Stadium kicks off at 4pm.  Tickets are available online here

The Men’s Woodville West Torrens Football Club’s (WWTFC) have a player who will also sit out of today’s game due to testing positive on a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) last night. 

CEO of WWTFC Luke Powell said he can confirm that one of the WWTFC players tested positive upon landing in Darwin on Friday.  

“We can confirm that all players were tested under supervision prior to boarding the plane and all tested negative using Rapid Antigen Tests, however given the ever-changing situation around COVID and volatility, we were prepared and are working with government officials to ensure all procedures are adhered too,” he said. 

“This player has not displayed any symptoms prior or during the flight and is now in isolation away from the remainder of the playing group awaiting their PCR results which was conducted first thing this morning. 

“We thank AFL NT and the Northern Territory Government for their support and guidance.”

All WWTFC players and support staff who are all fully vaccinated travelled to Darwin and undertook a RAT prior to departure and tested negative.

In line with the Northern Territory Government definition, no of other players or support staff have been identified as close contacts. 

Today, all WWTFC players and support staff will undertake another RAT prior to play. 

AFL Northern Territory have a supply of RAT’s available to NTFL Representative players and staff should any symptoms arise whilst at the game, or if there are any concerns raised by individuals.  This isn’t a Northern Territory Government requirement, rather a safety net to ensure risks are limited. 

No emergency players travelled to Darwin and WWTFC have opted to play with 23 players. 

The Men’s Representative Game at TIO Stadium kicks off at 6.30pm.  Tickets are available online here

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