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The Northern Territory news Mon 17 Nov 2014

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Title

The Northern Territory news Mon 17 Nov 2014

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NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2014-11-17

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This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication

Darwin

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application/pdf

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

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News Corp Australia

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/254129

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/532687

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20 SPORT MONDAY NOVEMBER 17 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 2014/15 NTFL ROUND 7 RESULTS NIGHTCLIFF V STH DISTRICTS 83TIGERS5.5 8.6 11.9 12.11 114CROCODILES3.1 8.5 12.8 17.12 GOALS Southern Districts: J Eagle 3. W Farrer 3, L Ogden 2, M Cannard 2, K Papertalk 2, M Hamilton 2, T Taylor, J Roe-Duggan, H Armour. Nightcliff: D Gordon 3, D Wauchope, G Smith, M Rowe, A Papazoglou, D Cupido, B Ngalkin, K Niki, E Klenke, R Carpenter. BEST Southern Districts: H Armour, D McLachlan, W Farrer, M Hamilton, J Souter, T Jones. Nightcliff: D Dzufer, B Miles, M Rowe, D Gordon, G Smith E Klenke. UMPIRES J Gilden, J James, B Mitchell WARATAHS V BUFFALOES 61WARRIORS2.1 4.1 7.4 9.7 114BUFFALOES1.4 8.7 10.9 17.12 GOALS Darwin Buffaloes: D Stafford 4 S Anderson 4 M Hagan 2 J Stokes 2 S Wilson 2 A McLeod C Stokes T Hudson. Waratahs: P Heenan 3 L Collihole 3 B Delmenico C DellOlio A Clarke. BEST Darwin Buffaloes: M Hagan S Anderson A McLeod S Wilson K Williams. Waratahs: P Heenan S Talbot A Clarke D Collis C DellOlio. UMPIRES B Rayner, J Collins, S Walker TIWI BOMBERS V ST MARYS 94BOMBERS5.3 10.5 12.8 14.10 178SAINTS4.3 12.4 14.11 27.16 GOALS St Marys: S Milne 10 L Larson 3 T Atkins 3 N Yarran 2 I Vallejo 2 J Wilson B Rioli J Long D Ewing S Rioli J Williams R McMurray. Tiwi Bombers: W Rioli 3 D Munkara 2 R Tungatalum 2 A Wonaeamirri 2 R Kantilla M Liddy N Daniels-Heenan G Cunningham J Meesen. BEST St Marys: B Rioli R McMurray S Milne J Wilson S Rioli. Tiwi Bombers: D Munkara M Dunn A Tipungwuti B Palipuaminni V Kerinaiua. UMPIRES S Purcell, J Galbraith, Z Dent Southern Districts young gun Marcus Hamilton in action against Palmerston in the NTFL Premier League competition Picture: HELEN ORR Hamilton stays cool KATHERINE speedster Marcus Hamilton is keeping a relaxed frame of mind ahead of the NAB AFL National Draft on November 27. The 18-year-old, who has been in sensational form at NTFL side Southern Districts, said he was feeling good about his game. Hamilton said three or four AFL clubs had shown interest in him after a year to remember, including an impressive NAB AFL Under-18s Championships with the Northern Territory where he averaged 15 disposals, four tackles and booted five goals. Ive had some clubs come down and watch my games, he said. He has already won a premiership in 2014, with Big Rivers Football Leauge outfit Eastside, where he won the Grey Morris Medal for best on ground in the grand final. Born in Wyndham in the East Kimberley region of West Australia, Hamilton moved to Katherine as a seven-year-old. I moved to the Territory for school and started playing junior footy in Katherine, Hamilton said. He would love to go back to WA and play for his favourite club, the Fremantle Dockers, but wasnt fussed as to who picks him up. AFL national talent manager Kevin Sheehan was posi tive about Hamiltons hopes of finding himself on a list, whether it be in the national draft or the December 5 preseason and rookie drafts after a good showing in last months state combine. Marcus tested with Errin (Wasley-Black) in the state combine and his numbers were pretty good as well, Sheehan said. Hes presented himself very well and hes a smart small forward. Hes got a good feel for the game and hes athletically sound, so hes certainly in the mix as well. Hamilton was unsure of his plans for next year if isnt drafted, but can still qualify for the NT under-18s as an over-age player. I havent thought about it much yet. Ill probably think more about it down the track, he said. The small forward is one of a number of Territory draft hopefuls including Crocs team mate Nakia Cockatoo and Centralian pair Errin WasleyBlack and Abraham Ankers. Jordan McardLE jordan.mcardle@news.com.au Fitting ways to remember Hall of Fame names THE third instalment of the AFLNT Hall of Fame earlier this month got me thinking about a more visible way to recognise the former greats of the Top End game. The Hall of Fame and all of its memorabilia will be stored in the entrance hall of the soon to be completed Michael Long Learning and Leadership Cen tre, based at TIO Stadium at Marrara. That is fantastic and is well overdue, but what about the players who made the game by setting records, accomplishing special feats or who were models of consistency in their time on centre stage? And no stage is better to remember them than TIO Stadium, a ground that is beginning to gain some culture and a semblance of soul. Two of Territory footballs greatest goalkickers can be immortalised by naming the Airport end goals the Dennis Dunn end after the St Marys superstar who booted 815 goals in his career. The McMillans Road end can only be reserved for one player. Buffalo Norm Hagan, who booted 24 goals against then minnows North Darwin on a January day at Gardens Oval in 1973. So the opposite ends of the playing spectrum are covered the Dennis Dunn End and the Norm Hagan End. Michael McLean is another forgotten Territorian, remem bered only by those close to him or the Nightcliff faithful who saw him leave the Top End as a wide-eyed but courageous 17-year-old in 1982 to ply his trade with Royce Harts Footscray. Magic was a trailblazer and someone AFL clubs should be employing as a permanent mentor to young Territory footballers aspiring to play at the highest level. For me, I think the Michael McLean Scoreboard has a permanent ring to it, one that will be entombed in eternity long after this generation of players, coaches, fans and administrators are gone. The 2014-15 NTFL season is far from gone and for many it will be seen as a turning point for the modern game. When historians sit down to map out the history of Territory football as the game approaches its 100th anniversary, they will see a trend developing in 2014 that set the foundation for the games longterm future. Nightcliffs defeat at the hands of Southern Districts on Saturday night means there is no undefeated side after seven rounds, a rare but much sought after result for administrators of the northern game. Perennial cellar dwellers the Darwin Buffaloes and Palmerston Magpies are beginning to stamp their footprint on the competition. The Buffaloes are charging into the top five with their win over a fading Waratahs in what was a swansong for retiring legend Andrew McLeod. The player points system was bitterly contested by several clubs when it was first incorporated by league officials in 2013. Just over a year later those same clubs have realised that smarter recruiting combined with an intensive junior program adds up to on-field success. Michael McLean every monday & friday in the NTFL DRAW Premier League - Round 8 Saturday: St Marys v Wanderers at TIO Stadium (3.10pm), Darwin Buffaloes v Nightcliff at TIO Stadium (5.35pm) Sunday: Tiwi Bombers v Southern Districts at Real Estate Central Oval (3pm), Waratahs v Palmerston at Gardens Oval (4pm)


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