What you need to know ahead of the 2021/22 TIO NTFL Finals Season
If you’re planning on coming to the footy, the advice regarding COVID-19 is to practice good hygiene, wash your hands thoroughly and if you are not feeling well, we ask you to please stay at home to ensure the health and wellbeing of all patrons. Remember you can live stream all the action - see links below.
Matchday schedules for all TIO NTFL Divisions are available at PlayHQ.
Games, broadcast & live stream details
All our 2021/22 TIO NTFL Grand Finals will be live streamed, see stream details below:
Friday 18 March 2022:
6:00pm - TIO Stadium - Under 18 Girls Grand Final – Southern Districts vs Palmerston Magpies: https://youtu.be/Bxe4mwIhrps with commentary thanks to AFLNT.
8:00pm - TIO Stadium Oval - Under 18 Boys Grand Final - Nightcliff vs St Mary’s:
https://youtu.be/k_rrnzlrHsY with commentary thanks to AFLNT.
Saturday 19 March 2022:
11:00am - TIO Stadium - Men's Division 2 Grand Final – Jabiru vs PINT:
https://youtu.be/nTeGzWOwL48 with commentary thanks to AFLNT.
1:30pm - TIO Stadium - Men's Division 1 Grand Final - PINT vs Banks:
https://youtu.be/6Xyez-8nkxY with commentary thanks to AFLNT.
4:00pm - TIO Stadium - Women's Premier League Grand Final – Darwin Buffettes vs Nightcliff: www.ntnews.com.au with commentary thanks to AFLNT. The match will be available on the AFLNTv YouTube channel 24 hours after first bounce.
6:30pm - TIO Stadium - Men's Premier League Grand Final – Waratah vs St Marys:
www.ntnews.com.au with commentary thanks to AFLNT. The match will be available on the AFLNTv YouTube channel 24 hours after first bounce.
There is no allocated grandstand seating; seats are available on a first-in policy.
Should any patrons wish to pre-purchase tickets to skip the ticket queue, please head to Ticketebo to secure yours now! https://www.ticketebo.com.au/ntflgrandfinal
Tickets are available at the gate on the day. Fans are encouraged to leave enough time for entry due to expected security/entry queues.
2021/22 TIO NTFL SENIOR GRAND FINAL DAY (SAT 19 MARCH)
|Concession, including students.||$11.00|
|Child 10 - 17 years of age||$6.00|
|Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)||$35.00|
|Children under 10||Free|
|TIO NTFL Members & AFLNT Life Members||Free|
As has been the case for the past 16 seasons, the cost of tickets on Men’s Grand Final Day increases due the day costing more to run. Umpiring costs increase, so too do kids’ activities, entertainment and the staffing and running of extra food stalls and bars.
This is the ultimate day on the NTFL calendar and a lot more time, energy and resource go into trying to make it a fun experience for all.
Gate opening times
Bonson Gate (airport end) – 9:00am
Ah Mat Gate (McMillans Rd end) – 5.00pm
Kantilla's Members' Bar Will open from 4:00pm on Saturday 19 March.
AFLNT and NTFL Members will only be allowed sign-in rights for two (2) additional guests for TIO NTFL Senior Grand Final Day.
In addition, AFLNT reserves the right to reduce the number of guests allowed and/or refuse entry if capacity does not permit. Please note all other terms and conditions apply; along with minimum dress standards. Children under 18 are permitted in Kantilla’s but must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Key times for the Women's Premier League Grand Final
3:35pm – TIO Stadium playing arena is cleared with no access for the public
3:40pm – Pre game Ceremony
4:00pm – First bounce
5:40pm – End of the game (approx.) Winners/ Presentation to commence
Key times for the Men's Premier League Grand Final
6:05pm – TIO Stadium playing arena is cleared with no access for the public
610pm – Pre game ceremony
6:30pm – First bounce
8:40pm – Half time (approx.) Grand Final Sprint
8:50pm – End of the game (approx.) Winners/ Presentation to commence
To view the selected teams, head to the Play HQ website here.
Select the relevant Division and corresponding Fixture.
Find the game you want and click on the grey arrow next to the corresponding time, date and venue on the right.
On game day, the final 22 players will appear in a list.
Traffic conditions and car parking
Traffic control will be in place on Saturday 19 March 2022 from 4:00pm, and Abala Road will operate as a one-way road from this time.
With traffic control in place, things may take slower than usual and with heavy foot traffic in the area, patrons are encouraged to allow plenty of time and to walk carefully.
Please note the Ah Mat Gate (McMillans Rd end) car park is reserved for VIP guests with a valid pass, but all remaining car parks Bonson gate and those available around the Marrara Sporting Complex are on a first in best-dressed policy.
Please be mindful of where you park and obey all road rules and any restrictions.
Traffic control for TIO NTFL Grand Final
Transport via bus
The #3 public bus that departs/returns to Casuarina Interchange will follow the traffic direction around Abala Rd, making one stop outside the Bonson Gate (airport end) until the traffic conditions change at 4:00pm.
Any bus after 4:00pm will then do one drop-off and pick-up from the corner of Marrara Drive and Abala Road.
For timetable and route information, visit: https://nt.gov.au/driving/public-transport-cycling/public-buses/Darwin-and-Palmerston-timetables-and-maps
Keep up to date with all things NTFL related by following:
Facebook: Northern Territory Football League
Get the Grand Final Insight for only $5
Get all the team lists for the grand finals in a glossy coloured, limited edition run of the NTFL program. These are available for purchase for $5 from the staff working on the gate or at Kantilla's Members’ Bar.
TIO NTFL Footy Cards
Pick up this season’s footy cards with stars from your TIO NTFL Premier League club for free with any Insight purchase at the gate on Saturday. There are limited numbers and it’ll be first in, best dressed! Thanks to TIO for supporting Territory footy for 30 years.
Food, drinks & ATMs
There are public bar and kiosk facilities at TIO Stadium in multiple locations:
Canteen – Level 2 Grandstand – all day from 10:00am
Food stalls – TIO Oval 2 – from 10.30am
Public Bar – Level 2 Grandstand – 12:00pm to 15 minutes into the last quarter of Men’s Premier League Grand Final
Members’ Bar (Kantilla’s) – Level 3 indoors – 16.00pm till close
Ah Mat and Bonson wing bars will open from 5.00pm
Scoreboard Bar and canteen will open from 5.30pm
Most food and bar outlets have EFTPOS facilities, in addition to the standalone ATM located on Level 2 near the Public Bar and the ATM near NTFL Office and near scoreboard bar
You can now use your BasicsCard at the TIO Stadium canteen and for gate entry to TIO Stadium (this does not extend to purchases of memberships).
Level 1 (outside TIO Stadium office)
Level 2 (Maurice Rioli Grandstand)
Level 3 (corporate guests only)
General admin (behind the Family Friendly Area and behind TIO Stadium scoreboard)
Disabled access is via a lift near the TIO Stadium office (Bonson Gate entry) and seating with extra space is along the last row in the Maurice Rioli Grandstand.
Medical emergencies and anti-social behaviour at TIO Stadium
In the event of a medical emergency please flag down the closest staff member (in NTFL yellow tops) who will be able to get the attention of the onsite St John Ambulance crew.
Anti-social behaviour and breaches of the Conditions of Entry are looked upon poorly by AFLNT officials.
Members of the public are encouraged to report incidents via text or phone to 0436 297 132. There will also be security and police personnel that you can report to.
TIO Stadium remains a smoke-free venue, however, patrons will have access to designated smoking areas at the Ah Mat Gate.
Emergency evacuation procedures
In the event of an emergency, an announcement will be made over the PA system.
If TIO Stadium needs to be evacuated, the Bonson, Ah Mat and scoreboard gates will be opened, and patrons will be directed to the safest route.
Passouts & refunds
It is highly unlikely that AFLNT will need to issue refunds. In the event of AFLNT rescheduling games, please follow the instructions issued by gate staff for information on pass outs/refunds.
There cannot be any draws in finals.
The scenario for Men's and Women’s Premier League can be read in the NTFL By-Laws (2021-22 Edition) rule 3.8. In short, the teams will play two five-minute periods of extra time before a 'golden point' scenario. The rule is very specific about coaches' access and teams changing ends.
The scenario for all other divisions can be read in the AFLNT Rules & Regulations (2020-21 Edition) rule 3.17. In short, the teams will have a five-minute interval at the end of the fourth quarter where they can be addressed by their coaches before they switch ends and will play until the first score is registered.
Extreme Weather Policy
When it comes to lightning and other weather events, the umpires and match managers are the ones who will determine the risk based on the appropriate national policies and guidelines.
If you hear five sirens, then please seek safe shelter immediately.
See here for a detailed explanation of the Extreme Weather (lightning) Policy and what might happen.