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WEDNESDAY APRIL 1 2015 SPORT 23 V1 - SUBE01Z01MA Challenge event is a slam dunk PREPARATIONS are well under way for the 2015 Basketball NT Challenge. The event will take place at Darwin Basketball Stadium this weekend, and at this stage it looks as if there will be even more teams than last years 43. We have had increased interest from communities across the Territory, where basketball is by far the most popular sport among young people, event manager Judy Smith said. Additional teams are expected from the Tiwi Islands, Batchelor and Belyuen and, excitingly, from Papua New Guinea. Alice Springs Basketball Association will enter seven teams in the under-12, 14, 16 and 19 age groups. In a change to entry procedures, players from Darwin will be able to enter through their club, rather than having to be selected in DBA representative teams. This has significantly reduced the work for volunteer organisers, and it is expected there will be up to 20 DBA teams this year. Clinics for players, coaches and referees will be incorporated into the Challenge schedule, providing officials with an opportunity to learn, be mentored and be assessed by outside experts. Club wins battle off the field A NEW award to recognise the efforts sports clubs and organisations have made to raise awareness about domestic and family violence was presented to Nightcliff Football Club on Saturday at the NT Sports Awards. Minister for Mens Policy Bess Price said the club has set the standard by which all other clubs should be measured. I visited the club last year and was so impressed with how hard they were striving to stamp out any idea that violence was OK, Ms Price said. The NFC has shown the broader community that domestic and family violence can be addressed in ways that are meaningful and effective by initiating their own domestic violence action plan. They have sent a clear message to the NT sports community that domestic and family violence will not be tolerated and, as a club, they shall not be complicit by standing by and allowing it to happen. After a public incident of domestic violence by a member of the NFC, the club acknowledged an issue that needed to be addressed. Together with Charlie King and CatholicCare NT, they devised a domestic violence action plan. The offender, who had been jailed for three months, was also not allowed to return to the club until he had undergone counselling. The Action Against Domestic Violence Award targets men and their families through their interest in sport. This approach encourages people to stop ignoring or supporting domestic and family violence in their community. They have sent a clear message to the NT sports community Hamish Martin has been chosen for the NT Emerging Players Squad. Crickets rising star squad chosen NT CRICKET selectors have announced the NT Emerging Players Squad for 2015. The squad includes a mix of youth and experience. Players will be supported by NT Cricket and the NTIS in their preparation for National Championships and elite programs, as well as participating in the One Day Darwin & Districts Cricket Competition. NTIS head coach cricket Graeme Smith is looking forward to working with the squad. There is a great mix of talent in the group, with a view towards the selection process for the Under 17 National Championships in September and the Under 19s in December, he said. In addition, the Darwin & Districts One Day competition will pro vide these young players with an opportunity to not only play together but challenge themselves against an older and stronger opposition. 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