The AFL’s biggest community football prize competition, the Golden Rego Giveaway, has seen hundreds of lucky winners in the NT rewarded as part of the AFL’s initiative to support the return of community football.
The Golden Rego Giveaway encouraged participants to register play, coach, umpire, volunteer or administer community football with the opportunity to share in more than $370,000 prizes as part of an AFL push to get people back to their local clubs and NAB AFL Auskick centres across the country.
The Northern Territory’s Balin Powardy from PINT Football Club has claimed the major prize of a Toyota Kluger AWD Grande Hybrid.
Another major individual prize-winner includes 20-year-old TIO NTFL Southern Districts player, Keely Waterbury, who received $5,000 courtesy of Sportsbet.
"I wasn't sure if it was junk mail - I showed Dad the email and he said "aw don't press on it", Waterbury said.
"It's actually amazing timing - I just had ACL surgery on my leg so I'm paying Dad back for that."
The Palmerston Magpies were the lucky recipients of the $5,000 Major Club Prize awarded by BHP, TAC Telstra & the AFL whilst Nightcliff Football Club's NAB AFL Auskick Centre took home $2,000 thanks to NAB.
AFL Executive General Manager Game Development Rob Auld said it was terrific to see so many Australians register for their chance to be part of the Golden Rego Giveaway in 2022.
"Community football clubs are pivotal to the health and wellbeing of our communities and offer a place of connection and belonging, so to be able to encourage more people to sign up with their local club through the Golden Rego Giveaway is great for everyone," Mr. Auld said.
"The AFL is committed to helping local clubs, leagues and NAB AFL Auskick centres get back on track after an interrupted few seasons and the Golden Rego Giveaway is just one way the AFL is supporting the return of community football across the country.
"It was pleasing to see hundreds of thousands of people register to either play, administer, coach, volunteer or umpire community football this season, which will provide a much-needed boost for local leagues as they embark on another exciting season of football."
For more information and a list of prizes, please visit play.afl/afl-golden-rego