Tiwi Womens Football

Toll Tiwi Bombers Youth Girls Team

The Toll Tiwi Bombers Youth Girls team had a great win over Waratahs with an all Tiwi girls team to hold 2nd spot. They meet a side this week which beat them early in the season so it will be a good test of improvement. Head Coach Karina Gray is doing a great job with the team which will go on a break now until the end of January. Wishing all the team a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Successful New Year.

For full match details go to  https://www.facebook.com/tiwibombers and on the Toll Tiwi Bombers Website: www.tiwibombers.com.au

Players must be attending school to represent the Toll Tiwi Bombers Youth Girls team.

The Fred Hollows


 Tackling Eye Health: Fred Hollows Foundation

Partners with AFL Northern Territory

The  Fred  Hollows  Foundation  today  announced  a  12  month  partnership  with  AFL Northern Territory to help prevent unnecessary blindness by promoting eye health.

Through the partnership, The Foundation will focus on promoting women’s health and wellbeing, including eye health, and support the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in sport.

The Foundation will begin by presenting this weekend’s important women’s round at TIO Stadium.

Women’s participation in the Northern Territory Football League has grown exponentially in recent years.

Manager of The Fred Hollows Foundation’s Indigenous Australia Program, Jaki Adams- Barton, said The Foundation was pleased to support the TIO NTFL Women’s Round.

“The Foundation is carrying on the work of the late Professor Fred Hollows, working to improve  the  health  outcomes  of  Aboriginal  and  Torres  Strait  Islander  Australians, including eyesight,” Ms Adams-Barton said.

“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults are still six times more likely than other Australians to go blind, but 94% of this vision loss is preventable or treatable.

“This is why early detection, timely treatment, a healthy lifestyle, good nutrition, physical activity  and  regular  eye  checks  are  so  important  in  reducing  the  risk  of  avoidable blindness.

“The talented women already playing in the TIO NTFL are great role models and will hopefully encourage even more girls and women to sign up.”

AFLNT competition manager Darryl Griffiths said there had been a significant increase in the numbers of women participating in the game, across all levels.

“The women’s competition has already grown from six teams in 2012-13 to eight teams in 2013-14,” Mr Griffiths said.

“Highlights in the Territory over the past few years include Sissy Dunn of Alice Springs being drafted to the Melbourne Demons and Abbey Holmes booting 100 goals—the first feat of its kind anywhere in Australia.”

The Fred Hollows Foundation is an international development organisation focusing on blindness prevention and Indigenous Australian health. It is inspired by the life and work of Professor Fred Hollows, an internationally-acclaimed eye surgeon and an activist for social justice who championed the right of all people to high quality and affordable eye care and good health. The Foundation continues that work, as partners and leaders, in remote and underserviced communities in the Northern Territory, the Kimberley, Pilbara and Goldfields regions of Western Australia, the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in South Australia, western NSW and south-east Queensland.


For further comment please contact Gay English from The Fred Hollows Foundation on

0408 801 896; or Hannah West from AFLNT on 0437 756 238.


 Round 5 – Healthy Eating

The HLC team really appreciate the hard work and effort that everyone is putting into the competition and without your support the women of the Tiwi Islands would not have a competition. The women are the main reason this competition started and they are the main reason the competition will continue to thrive in the future.



Wurrumiyanga vs Milikapiti – this is Wurrumiyanga’s first home game so we hope to see a good crowd from the community,

Pirlangimpi vs Tiwi College –with Pirlangimpi getting there first win last week both teams will be ready for a good match


Health Message;

This week’s message is about the importance of fuelling the body for exercise. Eating a good pre game meal 2 hours before the game which should include carbohydrates. A winning diet for a footballer is plenty of fruit and vegetables, moderate amounts carbohydrates for energy, protein for building, maintaining and repairing muscles and a small amount of healthy fats. As always drinking water pre, during and post games. Avoid fatty, processed foods and sugary drinks.

Sarah Doncan, the Healthy for Life Coordinator will be down at the Wurrumiyanga game prior to do a 5 minute talk. Deanne if you could do the talk at the Pirlangimpi game that would be appreciated.



Team Sheets must be filled in and returned. To qualify for finals players must have played 2 games during the HLC season.

Registration Forms must be completed by all players if not they will not be permitted to play finals.

Semi Finals are on Wednesday 28th of May (Venues to be decided from the team rakings)

Grand Final is Saturday 31st of May (Venue to be decided from the team that finished top of the ladder)

Behaviour at the games is very important as this is a positive competition and we would like to keep it that way for all community people.

Ladder after Round 5

Healthy Lifestyle Cup 2014
Kick Smoking and Kick a Goal

Position Team Played Won Loss Draw Forfeit












Tiwi   College























Win – 4 (four) points
Loss – 0 (zero) points
Draw – 2 (two) points
Forfeit – 0 (zero) points for the forfeiting team 4 (four) points for the opposing side.

 Round 1

Thanks again for the amazing job everyone is doing.

It has been great to see the women out playing and dominating on the field. The Sport and Rec team have been doing an amazing job transporting, setting up and umpiring the games. We are hoping to gather a bit more crowd support so if you are in town get down and support the teams.

A quick update on the HLC competition, ladder is attached, but results thus far are:

Round 1 :             Pirlangimpi 3.6.24           lost to                   Milikapiti 14.12.94

Tiwi College                       forfeit                   Wurrumiyanga

Round 2 :            Pirlangimpi 3.5.18           lost to                   Tiwi College 19.11.115

Wurrumiyanga               cancelled              Milikapiti

Round 3:             Wurrumiyanga vs Pirlangimpi at 1.00pm at Xavier College Oval.
Both looking for there first win. Ricky and Grace will be in charge of this game.

                                             Milikapiti vs Tiwi College at 2.30pm at the Milikapiti School Oval.
Both had strong wins against Pirlangimpi who will be the stronger team this week.
Trevor and Fred will be in charge of this game.

To all the coaches thank for your work with the players, please remember that all players must be registered and team sheets must be filled out prior to the game. Any issues please speak with the person in charge of the game.

Looking forward to more great results.
The HLC Team.
Beth Woods
Regional Tobacco Coordinator
Heart Foundation, Level 3, Darwin Central Offices, 21 Knuckey Street Darwin NT 0800
GPO Box 4363, Darwin, NT 0801
Tel: (08) 8982 2711 Mob: 0428 443 150 Fax: (08) 8941 0344

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