2022 NO MORE NTFL Round
AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) recognises the important role sport plays in bonding the community and in driving acceptable social behaviour.
The AFLNT and NO MORE partnership continues to span Territory wide with all AFLNT leagues and remote competitions using the power of footy to spread the NO MORE message. This weekend during Round 17 of the TIO Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) is again NO MORE Round.
This season, Domestic Violence Action Plan clauses have again been part of all TIO NTFL license agreements and this weekend’s NO MORE Round is an opportunity for the league to continue to send the message that family violence is never acceptable.
“AFLNT and NO MORE have been working together since 2015 to use the power of the NT football community to change the way the public views family violence and raise awareness,” Head of AFLNT Sam Gibson said.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with the NO MORE campaign both through the NTFL and throughout the Territory. Increasing awareness around family violence is critical and we understand the positive role our sport can play.
“We all have much work to do to reduce the level of family violence in our community and AFLNT, along with affiliated leagues and clubs remain committed to playing our part in reducing the sorry statistics.”
The NT has the highest rates of Domestic and Family Violence compared to any other State in Australia. On average, one woman per week is killed by a current or former partner.
“It’s more important now than ever to ‘link arms’ to prevent family violence. No single person or organisation can do it all. We need to come together to eliminate the issue,” NO MORE Founder Charlie King said.
“It’s great to see all the NTFL clubs getting behind the No More Round and we thank them for developing their own Domestic Violence Action Plans.”
A number of activations will be rolled out across Round 17 of the TIO NTFL, and all clubs and fans are encouraged to get involved:
1. Men’s and Women’s Premier League clubs to link arms before the start of each of their games. The linking of arms is a symbolic statement to show that everyone who links up is committed to ending the violence no matter where or who they are.
2. Orange armbands will be made available to premier league clubs right across the league. Players are encouraged to put it on as a show of support for the NO MORE Campaign. This year, spectators attending TIO Stadium matches are also invited to wear orange armbands which will available from the gates on Saturday.
3. Premier League umpires are wearing orange socks to show their support for the NO MORE Campaign.
4. At the end of all the Men’s and Women’s Premier League games across all venues, the coaches will decide on a Spirit of the Game medal recipient from both teams, awarded to who they deem to have participated in the best spirit and with the greatest respect for the game, their opponents, own team and umpires.
5. The NO MORE flag will be flying out at TIO Stadium across the weekend.
6. NO MORE Information Stands, the NO MORE team will be across all Premier League venues this weekend offering information about the NO MORE Campaign and how you can get involved. Be sure to get down to the below venues to pledge your support for the cause.
• TIO Stadium
• Cazalys Arena
• Norbuilt Oval
For the full NO MORE Round fixture, visit Play HQ here.