Round 1 2014/15 Newsletter


Monday 6 October 2014

The Toll Tiwi Bombers Football Club proudly announced pre-game on Saturday that the 2014/15 Toll Tiwi Captaincy will be shared this season between Austin Wonaeamirri and Ross Tungatalum along with 2012 Premiership Captain Shane Tipuamantimirri

Aussie and Rocco have been Tippa’s deputies for the past 2 years and the 3 way appointment is aimed at providing a smooth succession pathway.

Despite a disappointing game result Toll Tiwi Bomber Coach Willie Rioli saw many positives post-game with 9 players making their debut for the Club

“When the team played to its strengths using speed and skill there was plenty of good signs” said Rioli. He said the loss of key midfielder Aussie Wonaeamirri to an ankle injury in the critical third quarter when the Toll team had hit the front proved in hindsight to be a major factor in the result.

The Toll Tiwi Bomber coaching panel knew overcoming a 20 point deficit at the last change in the first game of the season when match fitness is still a work in progress was going to be a challenge but to the team’s credit they fought the game out until the final siren.

The Toll Tiwi magic football lovers irrespective of club affiliation & come to games to watch was on display through the exciting group of Co-Captains Ross Tungatalum, Austin Wonaeamirri plus Willie Rioli Junior, Owen Henry and Bradley Palipuaminni. 3rd Co-Captain and 2012 Toll Tiwi Premiership Captain Shane Tipuamantimirri acted as the general in defence in his late career move.

Local ruck recruit Zac Caldwell played well whilst Melbourne based Toll Tiwi Club favourites Tim Bongetti, Billy Barden and Paul Scanlon provided plenty of football maturity and physical presence. .


Toll Tiwi Bombers             2-2      8-6      13-9   15-11 (101)

Southern Districts            4-3      11-4     16-7   20-9   (129)

Goals: Willie Rioli Jnr 3, Ross Tungatalum, Mathias Liddy, Nathan Daniel, Billy Barden 2 ea., Jon Mullins, Jobastin Priest, Tim Bongetti, Keiran Apuatimi 1 ea.

Coaches Best: Ross Tungatalum, Zac Caldwell, Willie Rioli Jnr, Tim Bongetti, Sylvani Babui, Paul Scanlon, Billy Barden, Austin Wonaeamirri

There are some great photos on the website from Saturday-check them out

This Week’s Game:

3.00pm at Real Estate Central Oval, Wurrumiyanga, Bathurst Island vs Darwin Buffaloes

No permits required to attend the match and a special ferry is being scheduled by Toll Tiwi Club Sponsor Sea Link – call 1300130679 . It’s a brand new ferry boat which carries 195 passengers. We are trying to arrange for the art centre and museum to be open – should be the first of 4 great Home Game days – be there! Returning straight after the game

 This Week’s Possible Changes

There will be several changes to the Toll Tiwi Bombers team this week.

The good news is that subject to meeting training requirements key forward Roy Kantilla who played Div 1 with our alignment club Pints on Saturday is a likely inclusion. The Toll Tiwi Bomber Club welcomes 200cm ruckman John Meersen and onballer Josh Finch to the team this week. John played AFL at Melbourne with Aussie and Josh is a multi B&F winner for his local league in Victoria. On the negative side Aussie Wonaeamirri and Chris Miler are doubtful (injury) & Paul Scanlon, Jono Mullins and Billy Barden are unavailable.


The Toll Tiwi Bomber Club still has a number of sponsorship options available. Player Sponsorships which include Toll Tiwi Bomber Membership benefits are available for only $1,000

If you know a small business which might support us please advise and we will contact them.

Signage opportunities are available amongst a host of other business exposures.

Sponsorship Packages can be negotiated and can include TIO Stadium Corporate Box access and invitations to Major Club Functions including the 100 Club Draw and the 2015 Toll Tiwi Bombers Presentation at Bathurst Island.


Toll Tiwi Bombers Youth Girls Team

We have re-entered the NTFL Youth Girls competition which commences on Sunday at 9.00am at TIO Stadium. The guernseys which feature a Tiwi design sash look fantastic.

The team needs support – if you help out for 2 hours Sunday morning please contact Karina Gray at Starwin Enterprises Phone 0402-303867

100 Club – Win $10,000 or $$6,000 or $4,000 – Drawn Friday 28 November @ The Cav Hotel – see the website.

Club Notes:

  1. Membership – please support the Toll Tiwi Bombers Club and BECOME A MEMBER – you are important to us. The Weekly Newsletter from Round 3 onwards will only go to 2014/15 Sponsors and Members – keep up with the latest information from the Club
  2. For details go to the Toll Tiwi Bomber Club Website
  3. 100 Club – form a syndicate (get it in writing though!) – 5 people @ $100 each. Support the major fundraiser for Season 2014/15 for the Toll Tiwi Bombers Football Club – we need you!
  4. Club Clothing-Polo Shirts, singlets and other items can be purchased from Starwin Enterprises Shop (Managing Director & Club Member Karina Gray) located in the walkway at Doubletree Hilton Hotel 116 Esplanade Darwin. Alternative entry from Mitchell Street near Hanumans Restaurant and the Darwin Entertainment Centre. Phone 0402-303867
  5. Sportsco at Palmerston, Casuarina and the City – polo shirts and other clothing will be available from Wednesday at the Sportsco shops.  
  6. One Team One Dream 

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