Southern Districts Football Club

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SDFC Football Info Nigtht

This is an information night for all players, parents and carers where we discuss football and all aspects of it.

From the rules, to the positions on the ground and what they mean, to basic and complex game strategies and game plays that we use throughout the whole club.

Some new people involved in the SDFC this year are new to AFL and how the game works so here is your chance to learn about the game and talk about it with your children.

Anyone is welcome to come along, or more information on the night please click on the picture above to ee the pdf file.

This Weeks Games

Mens P/League v Wanderers - Sat 7pm - TIO Stadium
Womens P/League v Wanderers - Sat 12pm - TIO Stadium
Mens Div One v Waratah - Sun 4pm - Gardens Oval 2
Mens Div Two v University - Sun 2:00pm - Gardens Oval 2
Under 18s Boys v Wanderers - Sat 10:15am - TIO Stadium
Under 18s Girls v Wanderers - Sat 8:30am - TIO Stadium
Under 16s Div 1 v Wanderers - Sun 9:30am - Asbuild Oval
Under 16s Div 2 v Palmerston - Sun 11:00am - Asbuild Oval
Under 15s Girls v Wanderers - Sun 8:00am Asbuild Oval 2
Under 14s Div 1 v Wanderers - Sat 8:00am - TIO Oval 2
Under 14s Div 2 v Nightcliff - Fri 7:30pm - TIO Oval 2
Under 12s Div 1 v Eagles - Fri 6:30pm - TIO 1 (McMillans end)
Under 12s Div 2 v Eagles - Fri 5:30pm - TIO 2 (McMillans end)

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

People within the club – know more about them

This week - Vesna, Melissa and Joanne

These three ladies are from one of the founding families of the SDFC and Mel and Jo were kids when the club was formed by people like mum Vesna and their dad Frank Carbone Snr. If you came down to the recent Crocs Home Game there they were running the canteen for the club that their family, their own families and their extended families have been involved with most of their lives.

All of the boys (the Carbone boys) have played for SDFC and most of their sons and nephews and in Vesna's case most of her Grand Children. Paul Carbone (Vesna's oldest son) is a foundation player in just about every grade the club entered into the NTFL in the 1980's and including being a Inaugural 'A' Grade player when the club played in the first year of League in the NTFL. Then there is Joe and Frank Jnr who along with Paul are not only champion Litchfield Bears Rugby League players who within the early years of the SDFC became SDFC Premiership junior players for the Crocs too. You only have to ask any old timers at the Bears about the Carbone boys and the Junior and A Grade Premierships they played in.

Jo has been the current club Secretary for the last three seasons and it is not her first time on the Comittee. She has been on the Crocs committee three different times spanning over the clubs history.

So next time you see these ladies say thankyou very much for their and their families commitment and dedication to the SDFC, without them the club wouldnt be here and as great as it now..

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. 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.

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

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

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

10 years since 2006/07 season

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.

The Under 16s had a outstanding season going through the season undefeated in the home and away games and the finals. 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 club is very busy updating memberships email lists, so if you know someone who is a member and are not receiving Newsletter emails yet please let them know all should be by next week. Please forward these newsletters on them. you can access the newsletters at the club website with a lot of other information and on Facebook SDFCCROCS

If you would like to add any information to the newsletters please email

Halloween Night a great Night

The SDFC Womens Premier League team organised the first social function of this season on Saturday night themed on Halloween. It was a great night with all sorts of people turning up which you can see in the pics. We think though that these people were actually Crocs players dressed up, but some of them were too close to looking like the real thing. It was a great fun night with a few of the Mens players getting up to impress the crowd with their singing abilities to. And the highlight of the night was the best dressed parade, don’t be looking for these fashions on the walkways at any fashion show soon. And the Crocs players change rooms looked like a VFL Grand Final change room after the Geelong / Hawthorn GF about thirty years ago. Just for something different there were a couple of mens players dressed up as girls too.. in good taste though..

The Womens team have now put out a challenge to the other seniors teams to match their effort.. The Mens Premier League team have their chance on the 3rd of December when the club celebrates ten years since the 2006/07 dual Premiership season.

Please click on the pic below to checks out the pics on Facebook

CROCS Live on Youtube this weekend

The Mens Premier League NTFL Round 6 game v Wanderers will be streemed live on AFLNTv Youtube ths Saturday night. Please click on the pic below to be directed to the Youtube page.

10 years celebration function - 3rd December

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.

The SDFC had a great season and along with the two Grand Final wins the club won the NTFL Club Championship Award as well. The League and Under 16s teams had already taken out the Minor Premierships by finishing on top of the ladders in the 'Home and Away' season games before the finals started.

Brothers Shane, Andrew and Luke Hodges all played in the Reserves Grand Final which they unfortunatley lost but did the club proud. Shannon Rusca, Captain of the League Grand Final winning team had his brother Robbie (Robert who was a club champion in the League teams of the 80 and 90s) playing in the Reserves Grand Final. And Tom O'Shaughnessy who played played in the League Grand Final had his younger brother Jack playing in the under 16s Grand Final winning team.

For more achievements that season read the story at the bottom left of this newsletter.

There will be function held on the 3rd of December at the Michael Long Learning Centre at TIO Stadium. Already players from the Premier League Premiership winning team now living interstate have committed to coming up for the event. It is not only a event for the players it is a event for all club spporters. All supporters are welcome. With the interest so far the event is going to be a great one. More info will be out in the newsletters soon.

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

Round 5 Game Photos

If you are at games and take photos please share 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

Under 14s Div One (Gunderson)

Under 15s Girls

Under 16s Div Two (Leverance)

Under 16s Div One (Hickman)

Mens Div One

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