AFL Northern Territory kicks off the re-scheduled TIO NTFL Women’s Round with an announcement of an NT Women’s All Stars Match to be played on April 5 as a curtain raiser to the NT Thunder v Aspley match at TIO Stadium.

 “This is going to give NT girls a chance to showcase the talent we know exists in the NT,” said Talent and Education Manager Tavis Perry

The game will be streamed LIVE on ThunderVISION ( as well as copies of the game will be sent to the AFL recruiters to give the NT girls a chance to be drafted and play a curtain raiser match on the MCG as was done in 2013 with the inaugural Women’s Match between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs.

“AFLNT and NT Thunder are going to the extra step to broadcast the game to ensure the maximum exposure possible for the NT female talent and give them the best possible opportunity to make it into one of the teams.”

Following on from the inaugural Youth Girls Kickstart Championship victory, Perry believes this gives a great opportunity for NT females to play AFL footy at the highest level and hopes the NT can be represented on the national stage in front of a crowd at the MCG.

“It gives the girls a rare chance to play representative footy and adds another link to our female player pathway which we are adding to all the time. It enables further opportunity and growth for our female programs which have been one of our largest growth areas in recent years.”

This weekend is Women’s Round in the TIO NTFL with all women’s competition to be played on Sunday at TIO Stadium on the main oval with matches starting at 9am get down to TIO Stadium to see the next batch of NT female talent.

AFLNT and NT Thunder are now accepting nominations for girls aged between 18-25 for this match and if clubs wish to nominate players or coaches please email Talent & Education Manager Tavis Perry – [email protected]

For further information please contact Tavis Perry – 0429 704 809


Toll Tiwi Bombers make six changes for Nightcliff clash.

Where: Northline Oval, Palmerston (Why??)

When:  3.15pm Saturday vs Nightcliff

FB        Alex Puruntatameri               Jason Puruntatameri             *Kevin Portaminni

HB       Bradley Palipuaminni                        Billy Barden                            Albert Tipungwuti

C          *Adam Tipungwuti                Shane Tipuamantimirri         *Alistair Darcy  

HF        Austin Wonaeamirri              Rupert Pupangamirri                        *Jerome Tipuamantimirri

FF         Bart McCulloch                      Gerard Cunningham              Dion Munkara

Ruck    Mitchell Hills                          Ross Tungatalum                   Nick McElwee           

Interchange (from) Tom McNamara, * Jack Munkara, *Jonus Babui, Anthony Vallejo,

John-Patrick Munkara, Roy Farmer, Virgil Puruntatameri, * Kenny Puruntatameri


Out: Narby Kelly, Jimmy Puautjimi (Inj), Roy Kantilla (Suspended) Mark Parmbuk (Transport) Vivian Kerinaiua, Ricki Newton


In: Jason Puruntatameri, Adam Tipungwuti, Billy Barden, Bart McCulloch, Mitchell Hills, Tom McNamara, Jack Munkara, Jonus Babui, Virgil Puruntatatmeri, Kenny Puruntatameri     

Coaching Course to be conducted on Tiwi Islands

TIWI ISLANDS Coaching Course

When:  Friday 24th January

Where:  TITEB offices Wurrumiyanga

Time:  10.30am – 2pm

Main Topics include:  Planning & Preparation, Developing Team Culture, Training Drills & Game Day procedures.

Everyone is welcome to attend the course, particularly current coaches and people who desire to coach in the future.

There is no cost involved and lunch is provided.


Any questions can be directed via email to  [email protected]
Or phone  0458 826978


Toll Tiwi Bomber Hydration Team Member Fr Brian McCoy appointed Jesuits Provincial


The Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr Adolfo Nicolás, has appointed Fr Brian McCoy to succeed Fr Steve Curtin as Provincial Superior of the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus.
Brian is a leader with long experience as a Jesuit Superior and Head of Ministry. Those who have had the benefit of working with him know him best as a humble and loving colleague and friend, a committed pastor, a wise counsellor and a man of faith and prayer with a great love for the Church and for the poor.

Brian has long term connections with the Tiwi Islands and Wadeye and in particular the Tungatalum and Parmbuk families. He looks forward to his Darwin visits and enjoys being part of the Toll Tiwi Bombers.


McLinden and Scanlon are BACK!

Late breaking news which should please everyone involved – Dan McLinden and Paul Scanlon play their first games this week.

Tiwi-Bombers-3-March-2012prin-t_MG_6435Tiwi-Bombers-3-March-2012print_MG_6418Tasmanian ruck pair Mitch Hills and Bart McCallum stayed the week and got fishing lessons on Bathurst Island plus we have Gibson Turner and Ross Tungatalum are back. Billy Barden has been in Bali all week with Jacinta and Oliver. They get back Friday, Billy plays and the family head back Sunday.

Liam Jurrah was going to play but became unavailable late again.

Injury has ruled out Donny Mungatopi and illness has ruled out Samson Mungatopi.


Toll Tiwi Bombers ready to GO after break.

Although we don’t have Ross Tungatalum & Liam Jurrah (Personal) and Gibson Turner (Injured) there is a lot of  good news. Roy Kantilla (pictured) returns from suspension, Bradley is available after cutting short his Perth trip and Dion Munkara is back. Other exciting inclusions are two new players from the South Launceston FC, 2013 Premiers in the Northern Tasmanian league, who will play their first games– Bart McCulloch and Mitch Hills. Both Billy Bardon and Jackson Heagney will be welcomed back.

Willie Rioli is assisting the coaching group again this week.

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Shane Tipuamantimirri Report-Not Guilty

Tippa was found not guilty by the tribunal on Wednesday night of the charge of Rough Conduct.

If found guilty he was facing 4 weeks on the sideline.

Tribunal News

Roy Kantilla has accepted the Tribunal offer of a 1 game suspension for an early guilty plea after being reported for Rough Conduct against St Marys. Roy will miss the game against Wanderers on Saturday.

Captain Shane Tipuamantimirri has elected to contest his Match Review charge of Rough Conduct in the 1st quarter when he shepherded St Marys forward Nicky Yarran. Tippa refused the pre-tribunal offer of a 3 game suspension and vigourously rejects the classification of “Intentional” contact to cause injury. The tribunal sits Wednesday night .


Stars return for Round 10


Round 10 – TOLL Tiwi Bombers Premier League team

Where: TIO Stadium

When:  5.30pm Saturday vs St Marys

FB        Donny Mungatopi                 Jason Puruntatameri             *Kevin Portaminni

HB       *Adam Tipungwuti                Albert Tipungwuti                   Francis Kinthari

C          Bradley Palipuaminni           Shane Tipuamantamirri        Jack Munkara

HF        Roy Kantilla                             Liam Jurrah                             *Jerome Tipuamantimirri

FF         Gibson Turner                        John Kelantumama                Gerrard Cunningham           

Ruck    *Chris Warlapinni                  Ross Tungatalum                   Dion Munkara                       

Interchange (from) Samson Mungatopi, * Alistair Darcy, *Kenny Puruntatameri, Nathan Daniels, Rupert Pupangamirri            

Ins Liam Jurrah, Gibson Turner, Nathan Daniels, Francis Kinthari (Wadeye), Gerrard Cunningham (from injury), Kenny Puruntatameri (from injury)

Toll Tiwi Bombers in Anti-Smoking Launch

Anti-Smoking Launch by the Heart Foundation

Toll Tiwi Bombers Players/Coaches Adam Tipungwuti, Gregory Orsto, Dylan Kerinaiua, Ross Tungatalum and Chris Warlapinni presented some soft-toy footballs to the Wurrumiyanga Community “Jarnani Childcare Centre as part of an Anti-Smoking campaign conducted by the Heart Foundation.


Photo by Tiwi Shire photographer/media man Nicholas Lynch.


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