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AFLNT links arms for NO MORE Round

Saturday, 13 February 2021 - 10:00am

AFLNT recognises the important role sport plays in bonding the community and in driving acceptable social behaviour. Domestic Violence Action Plan clauses are 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.

“We are proud of our long-term partnership with the NO MORE campaign and through football clubs and communities across the Territory we have seen the positive impact the campaign delivers,” Head of AFLNT Stuart Totham said.

“By using the power of footy to change the way the public views family violence, we are proud to be doing our part in raising awareness of this issue.

“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.”

2020 will be remembered as the worst year for family and domestic violence the sector has ever experienced. 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 is great to see all NTFL clubs getting behind the NO MORE Round. There is a community enthusiasm for dealing with the issue of family and domestic violence. The appetite is growing and we are going to capitalise on that enthusiasm.”

A number of activations will be rolled out across Round 17 of the 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.

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
Tracy Village Oval
Cazalys Arena
Norbuilt Oval