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The Northern Territory news Thu 5 Oct 2017



The Northern Territory news Thu 5 Oct 2017

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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News Corp Australia

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V1 - NTNE01Z01FC NT NEWS / SUNDAY TERRITORIAN, Thursday, October 5, 2017 27 Timmy time in the Top End NTFL 2017-18 SeaSoN preview NTFL 2017-18 SeaSoN preview THE NTFL under-16 and 18 competitions will again bring to light the future stars of the Premier League in 2017-18. In fact, the best of them may be crucial to their clubs first team success as soon as this season. State academy development officer Jimmy Driscoll said there were a number of promising youngsters rising through the junior system. Someone who we havent seen a lot of, who played a couple of under-18s games for (the Territory) is Ryan AlthouseCooper, a dynamic forward or defender, I think he will really find his level this NTFL season, Driscoll said. Maurice Rioli Jr, 15, William Holtfitz, 17, and Coen Hutt, 17, at St Johns College. St Marys Braith Hodges (below) is full of promise and Nightcliffs Ryan Althouse-Cooper (bottom) nails a Wanderers opponent Young guns in spotlight Throughout the season we will be keeping an eye on the competitions and seeing whos coming through. Braith Hodges and Maurice Rioli Jr did really well at the 16s carnival as bottom age players, they might push up and play 18s. The long production line of talent stems from the strong territory football culture, according to Driscoll. Its just the love of footy, he said. Constantly having one in your hand promotes the skill level thats required at the highest level. Driscoll said strong junior clubs and programs were crucial to nurturing talent and transferring that into performance. Its obviously something we are looking to continually improve, so when a kid rocks up to an NTFL club or a CAFL club, they have got the best recourses available, he said. Territory footy is in a pretty healthy state. We have got a fair bit more development to do, but we are on the right track. Southern Districts will look for back-to-back flags in the under-18s competition this year after they proved too strong for Wanderers in last seasons grand final. The Eagles will hope for a strong outing in both grades. They won the under-16s premiership with a three-goal victory over Nightcliff in 2016-17. JACK HISLOP

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