Funding Boost for NT Thunder

The Australian Government will provide more than $800,000 over two years to AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) to further develop sporting programs across the Territory.

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21 February 2014

The Australian Government will provide more than $800,000 over two years to AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) to further develop sporting programs across the Territory.

The Minister for Health and Sport Peter Dutton joined the Member for Solomon Natasha Griggs and AFL representative Michael Long, Xavier Clarke and NT Thunder officials at Mararra Oval in Darwin today to announce the funding.

Mr Dutton said the funding aims to provide successful outcomes on and off the sporting field by giving Territorians exposure to successful sporting programs at a high level.

“The Australian Government is committed to providing Territorians with opportunities for better health and sporting outcomes,” Mr Dutton said.

“The NT Thunder are recognisable across the Territory and possess strong community engagement programs.

“These programs provide positive role models for children and teenagers and help to unite
Territorians by promoting a strong sense of community.

“They also support education, employment, training, capacity building and health and wellbeing outcomes, Mr Dutton said.

Funding provided to the AFLNT will increase program delivery in remote areas of Central Australia and the Barkly Region.

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