Toll Tiwi Bombers Round 2 Newsletter

Monday 13 October 2014


The Toll Tiwi Bombers Football Club President Mick Burns presented inaugural and very deserving Honorary Life Membership Certificates to foundation Board Member Cyril Kalippa and immediate Past President Allan McGill during the Toll Tiwi Bombers first Home game at Wurrumiyanga.

 Cyril Kalippa (Rioli) was a foundation Toll Tiwi Bomber Board Member when the Club was formed in 2005 and Past Chairman of the first Tiwi Land Council Board from 1988 where he retired in September 2014 after 26 years service.

Cyril’s passion and commitment for the creation and survival of the Toll Tiwi Bombers was critical to its survival through many challenging times.

 Allan McGill was also a foundation Toll Tiwi Bomber Board Member and became Club Chairman in 2008 retiring after the 2012 Premiership victory.

Allan’s long history and involvement with remote and major NT Councils and then in private enterprise with the federal remote housing projects as CEO of Territory Alliance proved crucial to the Clubs survival through his longstanding and earned community respect some tough years.

 Congratulations to both from all current and past players and members of the Toll Tiwi Bombers – One Team One Dream – a big thank you!

 Photos from Saturdays Presentation by Club President Mick Burns and game photos at Real Estate Central Oval, Wurrumiyanga, Bathurst Island will be available for viewing on the Toll Tiwi Bomber Website during the week


Toll Tiwi Bomber first year Coach Willie Rioli was a relieved man on Saturday at Wurrumiyanga not only because of the much needed win but because he wanted the Tiwi team to perform at home in front of Tiwi family and friends

“With 9 team changes, most forced by injury and including one of the Club’s best players Aussie Wonaeamirri, coupled with the unique playing facilities at Wurrumiyanga we were always going to be slow starters. Fortunately despite being 28 points down at the first break the Toll Tiwi Bomber team showed character by working back into the game and running out the winner” said Rioli

The demanding Toll Tiwi Head Coach was impressed by goals scored in the timeon period of the last 3 quarters which is an indicator the fitness problem experienced last season has improved

Rover Willie Rioli Jnr was again brilliant when the game was on the line kicking 4 goals as was first gamer Josh Finch whose work inside packs was impressive.

2012 Premiership player Tim Bongetti followed up his excellent Round 1 game with strong work in defence and attack finishing with 2 goals.

Roy Kantilla (3 goals) and co-Captain Ross Tungatalum (2 goals) led the way after quarter time when the Toll Tiwi Bombers kicked 17 goals to the opposition’s 9 goals.

Cannis Tipuamantimirri kicked 2 of the goals of the season in the last quarter to help seal the match.


Toll Tiwi Bombers             1-1      8-5      12-8   18-11             (119)

Darwin Buffaloes              5-5      8-5      12-11 14-13             (97)

Goals: Willie Rioli Jnr 4,Roy Kantilla 3, Ross Tungatalum, Tim Bongetti, Cannis Tipuamantimirri, Michael Dunn 2 ea, Bradley Palipuaminni, Nathan Daniel, Lindsay Moreen 1 ea

Best Players: Willie Rioli Jnr, Joshua Finch, Tim Bongetti, Ross Tungatalum, Mathias Liddy, Michael Dunn, John Meesen

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

Other NTFL Premier League Results-Round 2

Southern Districts defeated Wanderers

St Marys defeated Palmerston Magpies

Nightcliff defeated Waratahs

 Premiership Table after 2 Rounds

St Marys, Southern Districts, Nightcliff 8 pts, Toll Tiwi Bombers, Waratahs 4 pts, Darwin Buffaloes, Palmerston Magpies, Wanderers

 This Week’s Toll Tiwi Bombers Game:

3.15pm at TIO Stadium Marrara vs Waratah

 This Week’s Possible Toll Tiwi Bomber Changes

With Hawthorn AFL star Cyril Rioli celebrating his marriage this Saturday in Darwin it is likely several family members will not be available to play. A likely season ending knee injury to defender Jerome Tipuamantimirri is disappointing. Jerome was the only Toll Tiwi Bomber player last season of 65 used to play every game. The Club wishes him well in his recovery. Ruckman Zac Caldwell is a better than 50% chance of recovery but will be subject to Physio treatment during the week.
John Meesen, Josh Finch and Tim Bongetti are unavailable.


The Toll Tiwi Bomber Club is thrilled to announce an alliance with the Remote Home Ownership Program which will be launched at Wurrumiyanga on Monday and Milikapiti on Tuesday. The possibility of island home ownership is a consequence of the signing of the Federal Government 99 Year Lease Agreements for some parts of the Tiwi Islands. Although more technical than can be outlined here the project provides Tiwi Islanders with the opportunity to purchase their homes with loan repayments matching current house rentals.

Senior players led by Co-Captains Ross Tungatalum (Wurrumiyanga) and Austin Wonaeamirri (Milikapitti) will participate in the event with the Remote Home Ownership Program Managers. There is no compulsion to participate and the Club supports giving the Tiwi people a choice.

There are still has a number of sponsorship options available particularly Player Sponsorships which include Toll Tiwi Bomber Membership benefits and is 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 in addition to accessing AFLNT Business networking functions.


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