Territory Stories

The Tiwi Bomber

Details:

Title

The Tiwi Bomber

Other title

Tiwi Bombers Football Club

Collection

Tiwi Bomber; E-Journals; PublicationNT

Date

2010-02-21

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Special edition

Language

English

Subject

Australian football teams -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Tiwi Bombers Football Club

Place of publication

Tiwi Islands

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/217890

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/707338

Page content

The story so far The Tiwi Islands is situated about 80 km North of Darwin and home to 2500 Tiwi. The Tiwi have a long and proud history with Australian Rules football, highlighted by the magical skills of Maurice Rioli, Michael Long, Ronnie Burns, Dean Rioli , Tony Vigona, Adam Kerinauia and the great David Kantilla along with current AFL young guns, Cyril Rioli, Austin Wonaemerri and Anthony Long. In 2007, the Tiwi were invited to enter the Northern Territory Football League on a seven game trial. The Tiwi won all seven games and officially became the eighth NTFL club, the Tiwi Bombers, for the 2007/08 season, securing the double chance in that and the following season but failing to win a finals match. In season 2009/10 the Tiwi Bombers sit on top of the ladder and are well placed to have a major impact in this years finals series