Northern Territory Rugby League
|Northern Territory Rugby League|
|Formerly named||Northern Territory Rugby Football League Association|
|Responsibility||Northern Territory, Australia|
|Headquarters||Ludmilla, Northern Territory|
|Website||NTRL on sportingpulse.com|
As of 2 December 2009
The Northern Territory Rugby League (or the NTRL) is responsible for administering the game of rugby league in the Northern Territory. It controls the Darwin Rugby League, Darwin Junior Rugby League and the Central Australian Rugby Football League.
Northern Territory is an affiliated state of the overall Australian governing body the Australian Rugby League.
The first Rugby League competition in Darwin took place in 1941. This competition was among servicemen stationed in Darwin during World War 2. The competition was suspended following the Japanese air raids on 19 February 1942 and did not recommence until 1943.
The game was not played on an organised basis after servicemen left the city at the end of the war until the formation of the Northern Territory Rugby Football League Association in 1950. The newly formed association's first game was held on 14 January 1951. Rugby League in the Northern Territory is being played at Richardson Park.
Central Australian Rugby Football League (CARFL)
The Central Australian Rugby Football League is a rugby league football competition located in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. It has been in existence since 1963. It is a not-for profit organisation tasked with governing the growth of rugby league football around Alice Springs. It consists of four clubs competing in multiple age groups and all games are played at Anzac Oval, Alice Springs.
The four clubs are:
Both United Magpies and Wests Dragons have been members of the CARFL since its foundation in 1963.
Katherine Rugby League
The Katherine Junior Rugby League is a rugby league junior competition based in the town of Katherine, Northern Territory. It is a three club competition with age groups running from under 5's to under 15's. Under 17's and A-Grade aged players take part in the NTRL and travel to Darwin, NT to compete.
The three clubs are:
All games are played at the Katherine Sport & Recreation Club Oval.
The Gove Rugby League is a competition located in Gove, Northern Territory.
Darwin Rugby League
The Darwin Rugby League is a former rugby league competition based in Darwin, Northern Territory. The competition is administered by the Northern Territory Rugby League which is the body that takes care of the League's Affairs. It administered the competition, officially, since 1950 in Darwin until 2010.
On 6 May 2010, the Australian Rugby League disbanded the Darwin Rugby League due to ongoing issues, including the scheduling of matches and the playing clubs arguing these changes. The competition in Darwin is now controlled by the NTRL.
- Darwin Brothers
- Kakadu Storm
- Mackillop Sharks
- Palmerston Raiders
- Nightcliff Dragons
- Litchfield Bears
- South Darwin Rabbitohs
Darwin Rugby League Champions
This is a list of the Northern Territory Rugby League 1st Grade competition champions and the runners-up for each seasons the competition existed.
|1994||Litchfield Bears||Nightcliff Dragons|
|1995||Litchfield Bears||Nightcliff Dragons|
|1996||Litchfield Bears||South Darwin Rabbitohs|
|1997||Litchfield Bears||University Sharks|
|1998||Litchfield Bears||Nightcliff Dragons|
|2001||Nightcliff Dragons||38-10||Northern Territory Institute of Sport|
|2005||Nightcliff Dragons||13-12||Darwin Brothers|
|2006||Nightcliff Dragons||34-24||Darwin Brothers|
|2007||University Sharks||22-16||Litchfield Bears|
|2008||Litchfield Bears||South Darwin Rabbitohs|
|2009||Darwin Brothers||44-10||University Sharks|
|2010||Darwin Brothers||Nightcliff Dragons|
|2012||Darwin Brothers||44-10||University Sharks|
|2013||Palmerston Raiders||32-22||Darwin Brothers|
|2014||South Darwin Rabbitohs||30-20||Palmerston Raiders|
|2015||Nightcliff Dragons||30-22||Palmerston Raiders|
|2016||Mackillop Sharks||34-16||Palmerston Raiders|
Notable NTRL juniors competed in the NRL
- Steve Larder (1985-89 St George)
- Gerry De La Cruz (1982 Canberra Raiders)
- Duncan MacGillivray (1996-03 South Sydney Rabbitohs & Penrith)
- Joel Romelo (Melbourne Storm)
- Sam Irwin (Gold Coast Titans)
- Chris Smith (2015- Penrith Panthers & Sydney Roosters)
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