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Telstra offers Northern Territory Football clubs the chance to share in $100,000

9 April 2014 – Telstra is supporting local Northern Territory Football Clubs with twenty $5,000 grants through the new ‘Telstra Club Commitment’ program, meaning a total of $100,000 will be invested into the game at grassroots level to help support clubs across the state.

From giving the clubhouse a lick of paint, to improving facilities and purchasing new gear, the grants are an opportunity for suburban and regional clubs to make improvements for their players and members.

Telstra Area General Manager for the Northern Territory, Brian O’Keefe, is encouraging official club representatives from registered Northern Territory local Football clubs to enter by visiting and stating why their club deserves to win, and what the club would spend the grant on.

“Local Australian Football clubs play an important role in the community as they are a place for friends and families to spend time together over a shared passion for the game. Telstra believes in the importance of supporting these local clubs and communities, and will do so by giving away twenty $5,000 grants through the Telstra Club Commitment program,” said Mr O’Keefe.

“Players, families and friends in the community can also add to their team’s submission by uploading a photo demonstrating their support for their team on their local club’s submission page,” he continued.

Fremantle Dockers star Chris Mayne credits the support and encouragement of his own junior football club, Belmont Junior Football Club, as instrumental to the development of his professional career and is encouraging the Northern Territory clubs to apply for one of the twenty $5,000 grants up for grabs.

“Footy was always my biggest passion as a youngster and I have some really fond memories of playing at junior level. It was here that I learnt about teamwork, hard work and dedication to the sport which has been my life and my career,” said Mr Mayne.

To find out how you can help your club win a $5,000 Telstra Club Commitment grant, visit

Applications will be judged on the creativity and merit of the answer, as well as the creative merit of the community support. Entries close Friday 30 May 2014.

Winners will be published on on Monday 16 June 2014.

AFLNT CEO Tony Frawley is ecstatic with the investment of Telstra into grass roots clubs in the Northern Territory.
“With $100,000 distributed into the NT, this program is nothing short of sensational and it gives our clubs a great opportunity in what is a tough environment to win vital funds for their clubs,”

“The funds are crucial particularly for clubs outside of the urban areas, where they can utilise the funds to assist with the development of club infrastructure, a new set of jumpers or the ever increasing travel costs associated with operating a club in remote NT.”

“We urge all our Clubs right across the NT to jump on a register and start posting photos demonstrating their passion for their club and community for their chance to win as it is an opportunity not to be missed.”

To find out how you can help your club win a $5,000 Telstra Club Commitment grant, visit

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