Southern Districts Football Club

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Home Games next three weekends

Crocs Junior teams have Home Games this Saturday and the Crocs Seniors teams have Home Games over the next three weekends.

There are two games of juniors and the Under 18s Boys play as well this Saturday morning and then five games of Seniors on Sunday. Next weekend the Seniors teams again have five games on the Sunday and the following Saturday five games. All SDFC members have free entry. They are great days a good chance to bring the whole family down to support the Crocs.

The club though urgently needs volunteers and the three weekends in a row of games at home put a lot of work load onto a few people. The club needs as many helpers as possible on these days so volunteers do not get burnt out and the clubs loses them. Please contact the club even if you can only help out for a couple of hours it will make a big difference.

Volunteers are required to help with the Canteen and Bar this weekend. Canteen helpers need to wear closed in shoes. Helpers are needed anytime Saturday morning until lunch and anytime all day on Sunday. Scoreboard helpers are required and will get free drink and snacks after game/s.

Please help out the Crocs anyway you can. All SDFC 2016/17 members receive free entry.

For a map of Norbuilt Oval and games over the season at Norbuilt Oval please click here

All NTFL juniors grades start games this weekend. The SDFC has seven Juniors teams and six Seniors teams (including Under 18s)

To see all the Crocs teams dates and times for games for the season please click here

Earn some cash being a SDFC Club Umpire

A great way to keep fit and meet people and if you are Club Field Umpire for juniors games you get paid. Please read below for more information.

All Under 16 Division 2 and Under 14 Division 2 matches will require club field umpires for all matches this season. All Senior Men’s Division 2 matches will require club goal umpires.

AFLNT will be running a club umpires course on
- Date: Monday 17th of October
- Time: 5.30pm to 7.15pm
- Location: TIO Stadium Oval No2

Everyone needs to do the online course which takes around 25 minutes to complete. Please click here
- Print out AFL certificate of completion.
- Bring the certificate to the “Club Field Umpires Practical Session”
- All new and existing club field umpires are required to attend

Once accredited, the club FIELD umpires will be:

• Paid 70% of the current NTFLUA rates (on club invoice after rounds 11 & 19)
• Given a FREE “Basic Umpires Kit” which contains a whistle, cap, wristbands and drawstring bag
• Club field umpires will be given a 2016/17 NTFL season pass

AFLNT Volunteer Umpire purple shirts will be handed out to those clubs who don’t have any from last season or require more.

Memberships and Apparel

The club has a great range on club apparel and memberships available this year. Please come to the club on training nights to have a look..

Click here for membership forms

Players Registration

All players must be registered online to be able to play. This is compulsory with the NTFL. Players please click on the link below to register to play for the 2016-17 NTFL Season. SDFC club memberships are available on training nights at the clubs home ground Norbuilt Oval, Freds Pass reserve.

Players Registration click here

Time Keepers Course

Another way that may interest you in volunteering at games is time keeping. It is a very easy job in all grades being quite a simple job to help out. And if you can help out is another way to take the stress off aother volunteers and you get to sit in the sahde sometimes airconed too. And if you are looking for a bit more the Premier League is more of a challenge but rewarding.

There is a course being help at this Thursday 6pm at Kantilla’s in the TIO Stadium at Marrara. Please contact the club asap if you would like to attend.


Game Photos

If you are at games and take photos please sahre them with us on Facebook. It would be great to see some photos of the Crocs teams playing. Click on the photos below to see more pics on the SDFCCROCS facebook page

Mens Div One Round 1

Mens Premier league Round 1

Crocs Poster

To launch the 2016/17 season the NT News printed Football liftout. The SDFC page is very impressive. If you would like a copy of the liftout contact the club and you can pick it up or get it posted to you, the liftout is free. There is plenty available.

Click here if you would like to download a copy of the SDFC page

Keep the 3rd of December free in your calendar

The upcoming 2016/17 NTFL season marks the 10th anniversary of the 2006/07 NTFL season SDFC Premier League and Under 16s Premierships. It is also the only season the SDFC has played in the Reserve Grade Grand Final but lost to Waratah. If anyone has any photos or clips or stories from that season it would be great to share.

There will be function held on the 3rd of December and more info will be out in the newsletters soon. For further inquiries via a facebook page please click here

Positions vacant

The Crocs still require a Under 16s Div Two and Under 14s Div Two Coach. This will take the pressure off other people who are currently helping out. If you are interested please contact the club even if you don’t know any of the players. It is a great way to meet people and build personal development. Full training is provided and you will enjoy yourself. A great opportunity for current or past senior players to help out. Also need people to help out with the Under 18s and Premier League team management. Maybe a challenge that you are looking for or a way of keeping off the couch during the AFL off season or maybe away from the lawnmowing.... anyone can help out. Please contact the club to help out or even suggest someone.

Matt Cannard the Premier League Captain is the Under 18s Coach and has supplied a brief report of their game on Saturday when they started their season with a 133 point win. This team needs helpers. Match Report

CROCSTV is here

A new great online resource is now here for the CROCS fans. Each week we will try and get up highlights from previous weeks games and some from the past seasons. They will be uploaded onto Youtube currently and if popular hopefully have more up on a dedicated page on the clubs website.

NEWS from the AFLNT

A great round of footy to kickstart the season, thanks to everyone who pitched in at Asbuild and we are hearing positive things from Nightcliff and Waratah.


I would like to touch base on a few points:


On line scores

In line with feedback from potential Free To Air (FTA) broadcast partners we would like to aim for all scores and best players to be submitted online within 1 hour of all games being completed.



On the whole, the bibs were received quite well by clubs and we thank you for that.


The following issues have been identified:

  • Brighter colour to make sure the bibs stand out and can be identified
  • A numbering system that makes each individual easily identified
  • Suitably sized bib as this was clearly a problem.

These problems will be addressed immediately and we will keep you up to date on the progress.


Umpire Escorts

Again, this concept was received quite well by clubs with most feedback suggesting it was a simple task and from our point of view, this was very effective.


Registrations & Transfers

Everyone at AFLNT wants to see as many players participating in matches every weekend.

With this in mind and as with previous seasons, we make a commitment to have all registrations and transfers processed by 5pm on the last business day before each round.

After this time registrations and transfers cannot be guaranteed.


Complaints Officers

We have not yet received all club nominations for club complaints officers.

It is extremely important that all clubs appoint their complaints officers so that we can work with this volunteer throughout the year.

This is the person who will be your ‘go to person’ for all complaints and referrals and all things tribunal. 

We want to work with clubs to make sure everyone is being represented and that no club is being denied the opportunity to make a complaint or refer an incident because they were unaware of the process.


Overall it was a great start to the season and we are looking forward to Round 2.


Darryl Griffiths, AFLNT Competition Manager


CROCS 35 years of NTFL

In the 1981/82 NTFL season Southern Districts Football Club entered a senior team into the Northern Territory Football League Sunday ‘C’ grade competition. In the 1982/83 season this competition became the Northern Territory Football Association

The club also fielded a NTFL Under 15s team as well, this team were the future seniors players and a number of them played in the first A Grade team six years later.

Over the years the club entered teams into the various grades of the NTFL.

1983/84 Under 13s
1984/85 Under 17s (Junior Colts)
1985/86 Reserves and Under 19s (Senior Colts)
1987/88 League ( A Grade)

To read more history of the club please download a PDF below. It is a work in progress and information gathered from the Internet, NT State Library, NT News and Litchfield Times articles and Football Insights. If you can add or amend any info please let us know.

History Yearly Breakdown PDF

10 year Premiership celebration

The 2006/07 season was Michael McLean's first year as Premier League Coach, Shannon Rusca won the Premier League Nichols Medal, NT News Player of the Year and Coca Cola/ABC Player of the Year, Ashley Wedding won the Premier League leading goal kicker Dennis Dunn Trophy kicking 117 goals for the season, Kyle Archibald won the Chaney Meadal for Best on Ground in the Premier League Grand Final. Two players from the clubs first Premier League's Premiership in the 1997/98 season (Bill Feeney jnr and Gerard Atkins) returned to the Crocs to play in the clubs 2nd Premiership. Keegan Dingo, Ben Ah Mat and Matt Cannard who all played in this season are now SDFC Player Life members. Ben and Matt are now also NTFL Life members. Shane Shewring also a SDFC & NTFL Player Life Member and 97/98 Premiership player played most of the season in the Premier League but mised out the Premiership playing in the Reserve Grade Grand Final.

Two of the Under 16s players from that season (Steven May and Troy Taylor) would go on to be Drafted to the AFL, Steven May won the leading goal kicker for the Under 16s competition with 46 goals, Troy Taylor won the Russell Jeffrey Medal for BOG in the Under 16s Grand Final and Rhys Mason won the Hickman Medal for U/16s competition Best and Fairest for the season tieing with two other players from other clubs.

Other club Honours can be read veiwed on the club website and click on the HISTORY tab.

The SDFC has some great sponsors and we thank them all for their very valuable contribution. Without sponsors sports clubs would not exist. Visit our website and get to know our great sponsors. Please use them and let them know your a Crocs supporter or member or player and thank them for supporting this great club.

For further information please
Phone: 0419 717 067

SDFC Home Ground: Norbuilt Oval, Freds Pass Recreational Reserve, Bees Creek, NT